Live updates: Blackcaps v Pakistan - First Twenty20 international at Auckland's Eden Park

  • 12/01/2024

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Kia ora and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the opening T20 international between the Blackcaps and Pakistan from Eden Park.

After a rollercoaster couple of series against Bangladesh plagued by inclement weather, the hosts will be eager to set the tone for a more consistent stand against Pakistan in the first of a five-game series.

The squad which beat Bangladesh 2-1 last month has been bolstered by the return of some key players, with captain Kane Williamson, pacemen Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson, as well as opener Devon Conway re-entering the fray.

Meanwhile, the tourists will look to rally around new captain Shaheen Afridi, as they take their first steps towards the T20 World Cup in the US and West Indies later this year.

We'll have all of the action from 7pm.

TAB betting odds:

New Zealand - $1.60 Pakistan - $2.23


Blackcaps: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ben Sears, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

Pakistan: Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Aamir Jamal, Abbas Afridi, Azam Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haseebullah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Sahibzada Farhan, Saim Ayub, Usama Mir, Zaman Khan