New Zealand and Pakistan are set to go head to head in the third ODI of the series at the Otago Oval on Saturday, with the Asian side looking for their first win of the tour. Saturday's match is a must-win affair for Pakistan, and they are likely to make changes to their squad.
One almost certain inclusion is set to be that of in-form opener Fakhar Zaman, who missed the second ODI through injury. Zaman suffered a contusion to his right thigh while fielding in the first ODI, but has recovered enough to be included in the side for Saturday. Also likely to be rested is pacer Rumman Raees, with either Harris Sohail or Aamir Yameen exptected to take his place.
For the hosts, a 2-0 lead going into Saturday was boosted by the return of all rounder Colin de Grandhomme, who returns to the national side following the unfortunate demise of his father. The 31-year old replaces George Worker in the squad.
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