PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, IPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For 1st T20I

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Pakistan (PAK) will be up against New Zealand (NZ) in the first of the five T20Is of the upcoming series. (Photo Source: twitter)

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Preview

Pakistan (PAK) will be up against New Zealand (NZ) in the first of the five T20Is of the upcoming series. Pakistan will be hosting New Zealand in the series, which is a part of the preparatory assignment of the two teams ahead of the T20 WC 2024, which is set to start on the 2nd of June, later this year. These two teams know each other very well, having played against each other a lot in recent times. They played a series with each other earlier this year, which took place in New Zealand. 

New Zealand won the series 4-1. Last year, New Zealand had toured Pakistan for a five-match T20I series. Both teams would be looking forward to the series, which will be helpful to try their team combination. Pakistan will be playing with their full-strength squad, as all their key players are available. On the other hand, New Zealand will be playing with a squad of players who are not a part of the IPL 2024. They are led by Michael Bracewell in the series and lack some top players in their lineup.

The likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Rachin Ravindra, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, and Matt Henry are a part of the league. Pakistan features the likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, and Shadab Khan in their lineup. However, the focus will be on the trio of Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, and Imad Wasim. While Naseem will be playing his first series since the Asia Cup 2023, Amir is back in action after taking retirement. Imad will be playing for the first time in years for Pakistan.

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Match Information

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st T20I

New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 18 Apr 2024, Thur, 8:30 PM IST, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

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Pitch Report

The first T20I between Pakistan and New Zealand is set to take place at Rawalpindi cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. In Test cricket, it is known to be a flat surface. However, in T20 cricket, it has a totally different surface. The pitch in Rawalpindi assists the bowlers. Spinners will get help from the surface due to their slow nature. For pacers, there will be some early swing. They need to vary pace. Batters need to farm strike and apply themselves in the middle.

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Mohammad Rizwan PAK | WK

Mohammad Rizwan is a consistent batter. He knows the conditions of Rawalpindi well. On slow tracks, he becomes a vital factor to his side. The star player will also keep wickets for Pakistan. Hence, he becomes a great asset to the side.

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Mark Chapman NZ | ALL

Mark Chapman was the best batter when these two sides met each other in a T20I series in Pakistan. The Southpaw adapted well to the Asian conditions. He is a proven player against spin and can take on the home side with intent.

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Ish Sodhi NZ | BOWL

Ish Sodhi is a wicket-taking bowler. In the middle order, Pakistan lacks someone who can strike him for boundaries. Hence, he becomes a dangerous weapon for New Zealand. Not to forget, the leg-spinner is an experienced player.

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Mohammad Amir

PAK | BOWL

Mohammad Amir bowled well in the PSL 2024. However, he has been out of action for a long time in international cricket. While it would be interesting to see how he bowls, it is risky to have him in the fantasy team in his comeback match.

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Saim Ayub

PAK | BAT

Saim Ayub is a talented player. He can bat well in the middle order and knows the home conditions well. However, due to the presence of better players in the team, he might not feature in the playing XI for the first game against New Zealand.

Last Updated On - Apr 18 2024 10:50 AM

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Azam Khan
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Tim Seifert

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Babar Azam

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Fakhar Zaman

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Mark Chapman

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Tim Robinson

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Imad Wasim

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