by: AtharG TN Media News:
The series between the two teams is tied at one. The opener of the national team, Imam-ul-Haq, once again suffered a hamstring injury and was ruled out of the third ODI match.
In place of injured opener Imam-ul-Haq, vice-captain Shaun Masood will be given a chance in the national team against New Zealand.
Opener Imamul Haq has been advised by doctors to rest for 7 days while staying away from cricket activities.
The three-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand is level at 1-1, with the decider starting at 2 pm Pakistan time.
Shaan Masood will be seen in action for the first time today after taking over as vice-captain.
In the first and second ODIs against New Zealand, Shaun Masood was not included in the playing XI while captain Babar Azam was unaware of the decision to make Shan the vice-captain.