The first of a three-match ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played in Karachi’s National Stadium. The test series played there ended in a tie, and both teams will be hoping to get something out of the white-ball format.
Pakistan has done well in the ODI format at home and will be hoping to repeat that performance. It will be fascinating to see whether either Shan Masood or Haris Sohail can get a chance in the elven now that they are both back in the ODI lineup. The team’s bowling appears to be powerful.
In the ODI format of the game, Kane Williamson and Tom Latham will once again be New Zealand’s mainstays. Matt Henry and Adam Milne will not be participating in the series, which is a setback for the team. There are several elite players on this team, and they are hungry to participate.
National Stadium Karachi Boundary Length
Due to its level surface, the National Stadium in Karachi has traditionally been a wonderful place to bat. Both teams have already played three tests, so they are familiar with the circumstances. It is unquestionably a special day for the venue as this is the first ODI to be played there since 2019.
The length of the boundaries in Karachi, in addition to the pitch, has been crucial in aiding the hitters. The fact that the straight border is the largest on this land and is around 70 metres long demonstrates how small the boundaries are in this area. The square boundaries are approximately 62 metres, while the mid-wicket boundaries are roughly 68 metres.
Given the calibre of the batters on both ranks, it won’t be tough for them to clear the ropes despite the fact that this is not the longest ground in terms of boundary length. This game is crucial because each team is preparing for the ODI World Cup this year, so expect a high-scoring contest.