After a disappointing end at home in the longest format, the Pakistan team will be hoping for a turnaround in limited overs as the Men in Green is set to take on New Zealand in the 1st ODI at National Stadium Karachi on Monday (January 9). Skipper Babar Azam's captaincy has come under a lot of scrutiny after the team's underwhelming performance at home and the batter would be desperate to get some wins under his belt to save his position.
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Meanwhile, Pakistan has handed over the debut cap to lanky leg-spinner Usama Mir for the first ODI. The 27-year-old has been rewarded after a brilliant domestic season. He was picked by Karachi Kings in the inaugural edition of PSL. Ahead of the spinner's debut, here's all you need to know about him.
Name: Usama Mir
Age: 27 years
Date of Birth: December 23, 1995
Birth Place: Sialkot
Role: Leg Spin Bowler
PSL Team: Karachi Kings
Debut: List A debut against National Bnk in January 2015
Pakistan debut against New Zealand on January 10, 2022
List A: 63 wickets in 40 matches at an average of 28.49.
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