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New Zealand are playing wonderful cricket - Ahmed Shehzad

New Zealand are playing wonderful cricket - Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad has scored 463 runs from the 13 ODIs against New Zealand.
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Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad has praised New Zealand for the brand of cricket they have been playing over the last few seasons.

Under the captaincy of Brendon McCullum, New Zealand have become a side known for their positive brand of cricket without the unnecessary display of on-field aggression.

Between 2014 and 2015, New Zealand have won 30 out of the 48 One-Day Internationals they played with a win-loss ratio of 2.000 which has been bettered only by Australia in that period.

Lauding McCullum's captaincy, Shehzad appreciated New Zealand's style of play and said that Pakistan will try to match it in the upcoming limited overs series.

They are playing wonderful cricket at the moment.

"We all know the style they are playing with is awesome to see.

"I think (Brendon) McCullum's done a good job.

“Now they have a good bunch which is doing their job together.

“If any side is playing good cricket we have to appreciate that, and try to match them.

“It raises your standards as well.” 

Ever since the advent of Twenty20 cricket, scores in ODIs are getting progressively bigger with 300-plus totals being a norm in this era.

Shehzad feels that Pakistan have a side that has a good combination of youngsters and senior players who will be able to adjust to the demands of the modern day game.

"You have to execute your plans and flourish.

“Cricket is moving fast, way too fast.

“We have a wonderful bunch.

“This is the best possible unit we have at the moment.

"It's a good combination of seniors and juniors and we're all pumped up and ready to give some entertainment." 

Pakistan and New Zealand will play three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs on their current tour which is scheduled between 15th to 31st January. 

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