Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and opted to bat against New Zealand in a World Twenty20 Group D match at Pallekele stadium on Sunday.
Pakistan left out allrounder Abdul Razzaq and included Yasir Arafat in a three-pronged pace attack.
New Zealand were forced to leave out opener Martin Guptill who suffered a hamstring problem during his team's 59-run win over Bangladesh in their first match here on Friday. His place was taken by Adam Milne.
The top two teams from the group will advance to the Super Eights round.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanveer, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Arafat.
New Zealand: Ross Taylor (capt), Rob Nicol, Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Jacob Oram, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Adam Milne.
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Marais Erasmus (RSA)
TV umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG)
Match referee: Graeme La Brooy (SRI)