Ebene News – GB – NZ Vs PAK: New Zealand against Pakistan Test, Eye WTC Finals Berth

New Zealand will begin their quest for the first ICC World Testing Championship (WTC) final with their team of 13 visiting Pakistan is the iconic Boxing Day test held at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui for the first time from December 26 (More cricket news)

The New Year’s test will take place at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on January 3 After two straight streak wins against the West Indies this month and India earlier this year, Kane Williamson’s men come close behind the India in third on WTC points table A series of sweeps against Pakistan and a heavy loss for India in Australia would see New Zealand well placed to return to Lord’s in London for another ICC finalFresh off his 50th test, Neil Wagner said he couldn’t wait until December 26 “It doesn’t get much bigger than a Boxing Day test on your pitch,” enthused the third player from test to the world“The community has really supported Bay Oval and seeing such an amazing crowd on Boxing Day will be quite special as a local player.“The test team have been playing some really good cricket lately and having the opportunity to push for a World Test Championship final is really exciting.”Pakistan are a dangerous team with classy players throughout their roster – so we know we have to be on top of our form” New Zealand coach Gary Stead said there was naturally a lot of anticipation before the series“There is a lot of interest – which is great for the cricket test in this country,” said Stead “We have a very well established and experienced group of players who have been doing the job under our conditions for a long time – I know so that they will just focus on the task at hand rather than worrying about too much in the future“The most difficult team selection was clearly about the spinner It was basically down to the balance of the team and with the four speed attack going so well we wanted to have an optional versatile tourbillon for this position. number seven”It’s a shame for Ajaz, who got over his calf injury, but Mitchell Santner’s overall ability is our preferred option for this series. The fact that Ajaz couldn’t get any playing time in the pre-season was also a concern for the selectors“Our climb in the test rankings is a great achievement, but we know the challenge now is to back that up against a quality Pakistani team.“It’s really exciting to see so much interest in the test team and I know the two games at Bay Oval and Hagley Oval will be special occasions for everyone involved.Captain Kane Williamson returns to the side after missing the second test against the West Indies in Wellington to be with wife Sarah before the birth of their first child His inclusion means Devon Conway leaves the team with Will Young as a cover Daryl Mitchell remains the all-round bowler in place of Colin de Grandhomme who was left out of the series last week due to a stress reaction to his right ankleThe test team meets in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday ahead of the first PSO Carient test from Bay Oval on Saturday December 26 New Zealand Test Squad Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell , Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (week), Will Young

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Ebene News – GB – NZ Vs PAK: New Zealand test against Pakistan, berth of Eye WTC finals

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