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1st ODI Of 3-Match Series: Pakistan To Face Netherlands Today In Rotterdam

Pakistan will face Netherlands today in the first one day international of three match series in Rotterdam.

PTV Sports HD will telecast the match live from 2.00 pm.

Babar Azam-Led Pakistan ODI squad is all set to feature in the first-ever bilateral series against Netherlands.

The three-match series is part of ICC men’s cricket world cup super league where the visiting side occupies fifth spot with 90 points. Babar’s side will be aiming to win all three matches to grab second position in the points table.

A couple of milestones are on the cards for Pakistan’s premier players. Number one ranked ODI player Babar Azam needs one more century to become the only Pakistan captain to score 10 tons in international cricket. Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan requires 18 more runs to complete 1,000 ODI runs.

Imam-Ul-Haq, who trails his Skipper Babar on second spot in the ICC batters’ rankings, will be looking to continue his rich vein of form after amassing seven fifty-plus scores on the trot in ODIs.

Pakistan will be without the services of world number three ODI bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is not available for the first two games due to knee injury.