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:
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:
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)
|New Zealand Won||3|
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (Last 10 Games)
|Bat 1st Won||4|
|Bat 2nd Won||6|
Avg. 1st inning score: 159
Pace vs Spin
Pakistan vs New Zealand Record at Venue:
Pakistan Batters (T20I Records)
Pakistan Bowlers (T20I Records)
Pakistan Top Picks
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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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:
PAK vs NZ Differential Captaincy Picks:
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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