ettori has improved tremendously as a batsman and he contributes down the order. James Franklin is a good addition since he is more than a useful bowler on these pitches and a handybatsman.
If the pitch behaves itself then Pakistan will carry too many guns for the Kiwis but if the pitch is anything like it was in the earlier games, then New Zealand can upset Pakistan's aim of an ICC double.
Image: Ian Bishop (L) watches as Andrew Strauss, Daniel Vettori and match referee Roshan Mahanama take part in the coin toss before the ICC Champions Trophy Group Match between England and New Zealand at Wanderers Stadium on September 29, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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