This powerful player has been included in the New Zealand squad during the T20I series against PAK.


Young will join the New Zealand team after the second T20 match to be played on Sunday, January 14.

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Will Young has been named as Josh Clarkson’s replacement for the third T20I against Pakistan to be played at the University Oval in Dunedin on January 17. Clarkson was included in the squad and was to replace Kane Williamson in the third game, but suffered a shoulder injury while playing for Central Districts in the Super Smash and was subsequently ruled out of the squad.

Young will join the New Zealand team after the second T20 match to be played on Sunday, January 14. The 31-year-old player, who made his debut against Bangladesh in March 2021, has so far scored 260 runs in 14 matches at an average of 20. During this period, he has scored two half-centuries and his strike rate has been 102.36.

He caught the attention of the selectors after scoring a half-century and a century for Central District in the Super Smash. The top order batsman, after scoring 50 runs in just 33 balls against Wellington, played a stormy innings of 101* off 63 balls against Otago.

Meanwhile, Williamson has been ruled out for the third T20I as the Kiwi skipper will again consult doctors to manage his knee injury. The 33-year-old Williamson will join the team for the final two matches, which will be played on January 19 and 21 respectively.

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 46 runs in the first T2oI

Let us tell you, New Zealand has taken a 1-0 lead in the series by defeating Pakistan by 46 runs in the first T20I. In this match played in Auckland, after losing the toss, the host team came to bat first and put 226 runs on the board at Eden Park in Auckland. This was the highest total made by any team in this format against Pakistan.

The contribution of Darrell Mitchell along with captain Kane Williamson was very important in taking New Zealand to this score. Mitchell played a brilliant inning of 61 runs in 27 balls, while captain Williamson, who was returning to this format after 14 months, scored 57 runs. Abbas Afridi was successful in taking 3 wickets for Pakistan.

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