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.

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On Monday (December 26), the New Zealand tour of Pakistan will start with the first Test at the National Stadium in Karachi. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

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Preview

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.

Match Information

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test

New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 26 Dec 2022, Mon, 10:30 AM IST, Karachi

Probable Playing XI

Pakistan

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

New Zealand

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

(will be added when there is an update)

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Sunny

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New Zealand

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Balanced

ScoreAvg 1st Inning Score

304

Pitch Report

The pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi recently hosted the third Test between Pakistan and England. Both teams posted in excess of 300 runs in their respective first innings. However, batting became complicated in the third and fourth innings, and spinners dominated. The story of this game might be the same, and the team winning the toss shall prefer to bat.

Player Picks

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mohammad Rizwan

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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.

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Michael Bracewell

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.

Last Updated On - Jan 27 2023 3:15 PM

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Tom Blundell

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Kane Williamson

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Devon Conway
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Tom Latham

9

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Babar Azam

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DJ Mitchell

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Agha Salman

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Tim Southee

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Ish Sodhi

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Abrar Ahmed
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Naseem Shah

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This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.