Auckland (Web Desk): A New Zealand XI team will face Greenshirts in a 50 over warm-up match at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Wednesday 3 January.


Pakistan will play five ODIs and three T20Is against the New Zealand , with the first match at the Basin Reserve on January 6.

New Zealand XI line up
Fraser Colson (c) - Wellington
James Baker - Northern Districts
Michael Barry - Auckland
Ben Beecroft - Auckland
Mark Craig - Otago
Jack Boyle - Canterbury
Michael Davidson - Canterbury
Lachie Johns (wk) - Wellington
Matt McEwan - Auckland
Aniket Parikh - Auckland
Bharat Popli - Northern Districts
Michael Rae - Otago

Meanwhile, Kiwi Selector Gavin Larsen said: “Pakistan having won the recent ICC Champions Trophy and are a formidable One Day team.”

“Their pace bowling attack is one of the best in the world and they have a number of match winners throughout their side.

“The NZ XI have a big challenge ahead of them, but it’s a great opportunity to test themselves against world class opposition."