It’s tough to score runs against him, Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali says about New Zealand seamer who can swing the ball both ways

Azhar Ali said it is tough to score runs against Kyle Jamieson

Azhar Ali: “Kyle is quite tall and bowling good lines and swinging the ball both ways. It was fun and also it was tough”

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Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has heaped praise on New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson, saying it is tough to score runs against him.

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One of the best in the world, Williamson says Pakistan player strengthens any side

Kane Williamson said Babar Azam is one of the best in the world and strengthens any side

Kane Williamson: “He’s one of the best players in the world. He obviously adds a lot”

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has lavished praise on his Pakistan counterpart Babar Azam, saying there is no doubt that he is one of the best players in the world right now.

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Can’t argue with that, Mohammad Yousuf picks Pakistan captain Babar Azam as one of the best in the world

Mohammad Yousuf said you can't argue with the fact that Babar Azam is one of the best players in the world

Mohammad Yousuf: “In my opinion, Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, [Kane] Williamson [Steve] Smith, who is the number one player these days, and Joe Root are the best players in the world at the moment”

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Legendary Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has included captain Babar Azam as one of the top players in the world.

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They can cause us some problems, Rizwan wary of world-class New Zealand trio

Mohammad Rizwan said Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner can cause Pakistan some problems

Mohammad Rizwan: “If New Zealand have the luxury of fielding a world-class seam-bowling attack like [Trent] Boult, [Tim] Southee and Wagner, then our bowlers certainly have the capacity and firepower to create a lot of problems for their batsmen”

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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has admitted that the New Zealand pace trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner could cause his side some problems during the upcoming Test series.

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Dangerous side with class players, New Zealand player admits Pakistan are major threat

Neil Wagner said Pakistan are a dangerous side with class players

Neil Wagner: “Pakistan are a dangerous side with class players throughout their lineup – so we know we’ll have to be at the top of our game”

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New Zealand left-arm seamer Neil Wagner has admitted that Pakistan “are a dangerous side with class players throughout their lineup”.

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New Zealand to be without key player for Pakistan series

New Zealand will be without key player Colin de Grandhomme for the series against Pakistan

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead: “He has a stress reaction in his right foot. We still haven’t been able to get him back to running and then obviously bowling as well. Looking like hopefully a mid-January return”

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New Zealand will be without all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme for the entire series against Pakistan.

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He’s coming to get you, New Zealand coach Gary Stead warns Pakistan about Kyle Jamieson

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead warned Pakistan about Kyle Jamieson saying he's coming to get you

Gary Stead: “Every format he [Kyle Jamieson] has played he’s made an impact so far”

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New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has warned Pakistan to watch out for pace bowler Kyle Jamieson ahead of their highly-anticipated series, which begins on Friday.

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Just because he isn’t there doesn’t mean it will be a walk in the park, Pakistan player on New Zealand bowler with blistering pace

Pakistan batsman Haider Ali said just because Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the T20 series it doesn't mean it will be a walk in the park

Pakistan batsman Haider Ali: “Our focus has always been on all New Zealand bowlers and not just on Lockie Ferguson”

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Pakistan batsman Haider Ali has said that just because New Zealand pace bowler Lockie Ferguson will miss the upcoming T20 series, it doesn’t mean winning the series will become a walk in the park.

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