PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For 1st Test
New Zealand cricket is all set to enter a new phase, and it will be interesting to see how the team performs under the leadership of Tim Southee.
View : 2.4K
1 Min Read
On Monday (December 26), the New Zealand tour of Pakistan will start with the first Test at the National Stadium in Karachi. The match will be played exactly after two years when Pakistan toured New Zealand to play a two-match series and faced a whitewash. New Zealand have won the last three Test match against Pakistan and, under the new leadership of Tim Southee, will not be expecting anything less than a victory in the matches going forward. Pakistan’s back is already to the wall after suffering a whitewash against England this month.
The story of New Zealand, the inaugural world test champions, is similar to that of Pakistan. They last played a Test series in June this year against New Zealand and suffered a whitewash. Kane Williamson, who last scored a century in Test cricket back in January last year, decided to step down from his captaincy role this month. So, New Zealand cricket is all set to enter a new phase, and it will be interesting to see how they will perform now.
New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 26 Dec 2022, Mon, 10:30 AM IST, Karachi
Probable Playing XI
Babar Azam(C), Abdullah Shafique, IU Haq, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Abrar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mahmood, Hasan Ali
Bench : S Ahmed, Shan Masood, Kamran Ghulam, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Wasim
HM Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Michael Bracewell, WA Young, Devon Conway, DJ Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Tim Southee(C), Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner
Bench : Glenn Phillips, MJ Henry, AY Patel, BM Tickner
Injury and availability news
Avg 1st Inning Score
Devon Conway NZ | BAT
The 31-year-old is just 82 runs away from scoring 1000 runs in Test cricket for New Zealand. If he achieves this feat in the first innings of the Test, he will become the fastest Kiwi batter to reach this mark.
Kane Williamson NZ | BAT
The former captain of the New Zealand team is currently ranked the highest in ICC rankings among his peers. He likes playing against Pakistan, which is evident from his records. Pakistan are the only opponent against whom Williamson has scored over 1000 runs in Test cricket.
Neil Wagner NZ | BOWL
The left-arm pacer is just four wickets away from clinching 250 wickets in Test cricket. He has taken 246 wickets in 59 Test matches at an average of 26.71. He is slated to become the second-fastest Kiwi bowler to achieve this feat.
Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team
PAK | WK
In his last ten Test innings, Mohammad Rizwan has managed to score over 40 runs only once. The prolific wicketkeeper-batter is clearly out of form and can be avoided for this game.
NZ | BAT
The spin-bowling all-rounder has played just two matches so far. As a result, you can avoid picking him in your fantasy team and go ahead with other experienced players.