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CWC 19: New Zealand Win Toss, Opt to Bat First Against Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM: The tournament’s most consistent team New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl first against unpredictable Pakistan in the 33rd match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. 

With just five points and two wins in six matches, Pakistan will be aiming for their third victory in order to keep their hopes alive for the semi-final spot in the World Cup 2019.

Unbeatable New Zealand is top on the table with 11 points so far, while Pakistan, after knocking out South Africa in the last match, is now at the seventh position in the table.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham

Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman