Birmingham (Agencies): New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan in the 33rd clash of the World Cup at Edgbaston in Birmingham today (Wednesday).
New Zealand choose to bat against Pakistan in Birmingham! Can they take another step towards the semi-final, or will Pakistan keep their dream alive?— ICC (@ICC) June 26, 2019
New Zealand who have been unbeaten in the tournament sit at the top of the table with 11 points, while Pakistan after knocking out South Africa out of the World Cup sit at number seven.
Pakistan will be aiming for their third victory in order to keep their hopes alive for the semi-final spot in the World Cup.
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shahdab Khan, Mohammed Hafeez, Mohammed Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Mohammed Aamir, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Asif Ali
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell