Pak elects to field against Kiwis in Barbados 20-20 match

May 8th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Jesse Ryder Bridgetown (West Indies), May 8 (ANI): Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has won the toss and elected to field against New Zealand in a World Twenty20 Super Eights match being played at the Kensington Oval here today.

The match is important for both sides after they lost their opening second round Group E fixtures here on Thursday.

New Zealand went down by 13 runs to South Africa, while Pakistan suffered a six-wicket loss to England.

Both sides have made two changes each following those defeats.

New Zealand brought in pace bowlers Ian Butler and Kyle Mills to replace fellow seamers Tim Southee and Jacob Oram and Pakistan recalled Mohammad Sami in place of Mohammad Asif and brought in left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman for Fawad Alam.

TeamsNew Zealand: Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Gareth Hopkins (wkt), Daniel Vettori (capt), Ian Butler, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Shane Bond

Pakistan: Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi (capt), Umar Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Sami, Saeed Ajmal

The umpires for the match are West Indian Billy Doctrove and England’s Ian Gould. Rudi Koertzen of South Africa is the third umpire and Sri Lanka’s Ranjan Madugalle is the match referee. (ANI)

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