ABU DHABI (AFP) - Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insists his crew can give up an 11-match dropping run to New Zealand while the two aspects meet in the first one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Pakistan overwhelmed New Zealand three-zero within the previous Twenty20 collection on Sunday -- their 2d whitewash in every week following a romp over Australia, also in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

however Sarfraz, part of the group in the final 11 one-day internationals all of which Pakistan lost, need to sooner or later win in opposition to New Zealand.


"It s vital to interrupt that losing streak and we need to carry development in our performance in one-day internationals," stated Sarfraz on Tuesday.

Pakistan lost the last fits in a three-2 collection defeat in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014, earlier than losing 2-zero in 2015, 2-0 in 2016 and 5-0 in January 2018 -- all in New Zealand.

"in case you examine our losses maximum of them had been in New Zealand where conditions had been exceptional and we lost due to top order failure wherein we want to enhance," stated Sarfraz.

Pakistan additionally didn't qualify for the very last of the Asia Cup held in UAE months ago, losing each their suits against arch-rivals India and happening to Bangladesh in a conflict which decided the finalist.

India received the Asia Cup by way of beating Bangladesh.

Sarfraz stated a tough opponent in New Zealand - ranked 1/3 to Pakistan s 5th in one-day standings -- will assist the team construct for next year s global Cup in England.

"New Zealand is a good group of this layout however we've momentum of the Twenty20 series so we must win this series and that will assist toward constructing toward the sector Cup," stated Sarfraz.

The closing 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 -- earlier than the sector Cup.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson played down the triumphing streak towards Pakistan, announcing it'll be a brand new collection.

"It s a brand new collection and a fresh begin," said Williamson. "I wager it s a nice statistic to have but at the give up of the day, come the following day, its a new collection."

Williamson praised Pakistan as a restrained over aspect.

"they're constantly a sturdy aspect and regardless of the format," stated Williamson. "they've a whole lot of depth. We surely realize they had been right here for some time and that they recognize these situations and that they have had masses of success.

"we're in here for a difficult war."

New Zealand will welcome tempo spearhead Trent Boult who ignored the Twenty20 series due to personal reasons even as also adding batsman George employee and spinner Ajaz Patel (as a cover for injured Todd Astle) inside the squad.

groups (from):

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.

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 worker.

Umpires: Joe Wilson (WIS) and Shozab Raza (PAK).

tv umpire: Nigel LIong (ENG).

in shape referee: Javagal Srinath (IND).