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Second Test toss: Pakistan opt to bowl first

HAMILTON: Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test at Hamilton.

Pakistan’s standing captain Azhar Ali won the all important toss, his first toss as Test captain and Pakistan win the toss and choose to bowl.

Important toss obviously. We are going with four seamers. The conditions demanded to leave out Yasir Shah. While, Rizwan makes his Test debut as a specialist batsman.

Kane Williamson: Overhead conditions will help swing. Boult has been outstanding, but he has a niggle at the moment, and Henry comes in. Santner replaces Astle. He can bat and it is nice to have guys who can add depth. We bowled well at the Hagley Oval, we have to bat well upfront here.

Second Test: Pakistan vs New Zealand live stream

New Zealand XI 1. Jeet Raval, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson (capt.), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Colin de Grandhomme, 7 BJ Watling (wk), 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Matt Henry

Pakistan XI 1 Sami Aslam, 2 Azhar Ali (capt.), 3 Babar Azam, 4 Younis Khan, 5 Mohammad Rizwan, 6 Asad Shafiq, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Imran Khan, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Sohail Khan