New Zealand’s brush with injury doesn’t seem to have let-off. Even as the team sees the arrival of Brendon McCullum, who rejoins the squad for the final ODI after an injury lay-off, it now looks like the hosts could have to do without the services of Martin Guptill, who twisted his ankle during the Kiwis’ training services.
On the upside though, Guptill however does have a 50% probability of playing in the match. In the first ODI, Guptill scored only 11 runs, but he had a good run in the T20 series that the hosts won. But if he doesn’t get to play, the Kiwis could include Tom Latham in the final XI. The rest of the team order could remain unchanged.
While New Zealand is hoping to finish off the series with a win, after having secured a win in the first ODI – the second was abandoned due to rain – Pakistan will however be hoping to end their tour on a high despite their defeats.