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Pakistan bat in third Test

Muhammad Hafeez and Muhammad Talha have replaced Taufeeq Umar and Ehsan Adil. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in the third and final Test at Sharjah today. Muhammad Hafeez and Muhammad Talha have replaced Taufeeq Umar and Ehsan Adil. New Zealand have included Dan Vettori as the third spinner in the team. Vettori will also bat at No 6.

 

New Zealand strengthened their spin attack by including veteran left-armer Daniel Vettori in their squad for the third and final test match against Pakistan in Sharjah.

The inclusion will boost New Zealand´s chances of levelling the series which they trail 1-0. "the 35-year-old is already in the United Arab Emirates with the New Zealand ´a´ team. Vettori, who has played 112 tests with 360 wickets, last played for the test side in 2012 against the West Indies. He staged a comeback from various injuries by playing a one-day series against South Africa in New zealand last month his first international matches since June 2013. New Zealand coach mike Hesson said if Vettori does play, it´s possible it will be in tandem with the current spin duo of Ish Sodhi and Mark Craig.

 
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