Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insists his crew can give up an 11-fit losing run to New Zealand whilst the 2 facets meet within the first one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Pakistan beaten New Zealand three-0 inside the previous Twenty20 collection on Sunday — their 2d whitewash in per week following a romp over Australia, additionally in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

but Sarfraz, a part of the crew within the ultimate 11 one-day internationals all of which Pakistan misplaced, need to in the end win against New Zealand.


“It's important to break that dropping streak and we need to bring improvement in our overall performance in a single-day internationals,” said Sarfraz on Tuesday.

Pakistan misplaced the closing suits in a 3-2 series defeat in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014, earlier than losing 2-zero in 2015, 2-0 in 2016 and five-0 in January 2018 — all in New Zealand.

“in case you observe our losses most of them had been in New Zealand where situations had been different and we lost because of top order failure where we want to improve,” said Sarfraz.

Pakistan also did not qualify for the final of the Asia Cup held in UAE two months ago, dropping both their fits towards arch-rivals India and going down to Bangladesh in a conflict which decided the finalist.

India received the Asia Cup via beating Bangladesh.

Sarfraz said a hard opponent in New Zealand — ranked 1/3 to Pakistan's fifth in a single-day standings — will assist the team construct for next yr's global Cup in England.

“New Zealand is a good group of this layout but we've momentum of the Twenty20 series so we ought to win this series and with the intention to help towards constructing in the direction of the world Cup,” said Sarfraz.

The remaining two suits are in Abu Dhabi (Friday) and in Dubai (Sunday).

Pakistan then play South Africa in South Africa, Australia (in UAE) and England in England -- 5 one-day internationals each — before the world Cup.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson performed down the winning streak against Pakistan, saying it is going to be a brand new series.

“It's a new series and a clean begin,” stated Williamson. “I guess it's a pleasing statistic to have however on the end of the day, come tomorrow, its a brand new collection.” Williamson praised Pakistan as a constrained over facet.

“they are constantly a sturdy aspect and no matter the format,” said Williamson. “they've loads of depth. We simply realize they were here for a while and that they recognize those conditions and they have had masses of achievement. We are in here for a hard warfare.”

New Zealand will welcome tempo spearhead Trent Boult who neglected the Twenty20 series because of non-public motives even as also adding batsman George worker and spinner Ajaz Patel (as a cover for injured Todd Astle) within the squad.


New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, George employee

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan Shinwari