Pakistan vs New Zealand Match Prediction, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report & Expected Playing XI for PAK vs NZ

Pakistan vs New Zealand
PAK v NZ, Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st T20I Preview

Pakistan and New Zealand will face each other in a five-match T20I series starting on April 14  at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. New Zealand come into this series with confidence, having won their last T20I series against Sri Lanka 2-1. On the other hand, Pakistan lost their last T20I series against Afghanistan 1-2. The Pakistani team will be boosted by the return of all their senior players who were rested in their last series against Afghanistan. They will be looking to make use of this experienced lineup to take on a strong New Zealand side and secure victory.

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st T20I Match Details:

Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand , 1st T20I

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date & Time: Friday, April 14, 2023, 9:30 PM IST

Pakistan vs New Zealand Weather Forecast:

The Weather is expected to stay clear throughout the game.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Pitch Report:

Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan is known for its excellent batting pitch. It is considered to be a paradise for batsmen as the pitch is generally helpful for pace and provides good bounce. The outfield is also very fast which allows batsmen to score quickly.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Playing XI:

New Zealand

Chad Bowes, Tom Latham(w/c), Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Ben Lister


Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah

Pakistan vs New Zealand Pitch Teams H2H (Last 10 Games)

Matches Played10
New Zealand Won3
Pakistan Won7

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (Last 10 Games)

Matches Played10
Bat 1st Won4
Bat 2nd Won6

Avg. 1st inning score: 159

Pace vs Spin


Pakistan vs New Zealand Record at Venue:

Pakistan Batters (T20I Records)

Babar Azam1653741.3140
Mohammad Rizwan829549.1721
Iftikhar Ahmed91602000
Imad Wasim89716.1700
Fakhar Zaman79313.2900
Faheem Ashraf66521.6700
Shan Masood3632110
Mohammad Nawaz64210.500
Shadab Khan3134.3300

Pakistan Bowlers (T20I Records)

Shadab Khan12928.7
Haris Rauf7721.6
Shaheen Afridi6623
Imad Wasim10542
Mohammad Nawaz8525.2
Faheem Ashraf6332
Iftikhar Ahmed5168

Pakistan Top Picks

Babar Azam

He’s been in superb form in the PSL, amassing 522 runs over 11 innings. His record at this venue is 531 runs at an average of 41.31, making him a must-pick for your fantasy team.

Mohammad Rizwan

He had an incredible PSL season, racking up 550 runs in only 12 innings. His record at the venue was even more remarkable, as he scored 295 runs with an average of 49.17. He will add more value with this wicket-keeping fantasy points.

Shaheen Afridi

He was a standout performer in the PSL finale and established himself as an all-rounder in the tournament. During the PSL, he attained 19 wickets over 12 matches and made 132 runs from 8 innings. He will bowl with the new ball and at the death.

Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf had an impressive season in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), with 17 wickets in 13 innings. He will bowl most of his overs in the middle and at the death.

New Zealand Top Picks

Tom Latham

Latham has been impressive in his recent years on spin-friendly pitches in the subcontinent. He accumulated 78 runs in his last 3 innings against Sri Lanka. He will add more value with his wicket-keeping fantasy points.

Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell was in top form in the last series against Sri Lanka. In his last T20I series, he scored 81 runs across three innings. He will bat at 4 which makes him a top choice for fantasy teams.

James Neesham

He has been doing exceptionally well with the ball in the last few months, however his batting performances have not been noteworthy in recent games. In the last series against Sri Lanka, he was able to take 3 wickets and score 19 runs. His all-rounder value makes him an ideal choice for fantasy teams.

PAK vs NZ Differential Picks:


He has quickly become one of Pakistan’s most promising talents. His performance in the Pakistan Super League and against Afghanistan was excellent, taking 6 wickets in the last series against them.

Rachin Ravindra

New Zealand will likely play two spinners in this match with Ravindra being their second choice after Ish Sodhi. Ravindra should bowl a good number of overs and is also handy with the bat. There is a chance that he may open the innings as well.

PAK vs NZ Safe Captaincy Picks:

Babar Azam

Mohammad Rizwan

James Neesham

PAK vs NZ Differential Captaincy Picks:

Shaheen Afridi

Daryl Mitchell

PAK vs NZ Base Team:

WK: T Latham, M Rizwan

Bat: B Azam, D Mitchel

lAR: J Neesham

Bowl: H Rauf, S Afridi, Ihsanullah

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