NZ vs PAK Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – T20I Series, Match 1

NZ vs PAK Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – T20I Series, Match 1

Martin Guptill can be banked upon his vast experience in this format of the game.

Match Details:

The Pakistan Cricket team will be taking on the New Zealand Cricket team in the first T20 International at Eden Park in Auckland.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM local time and 11:30 AM IST and the live streaming of this match is available on FanCode.

Preview:

Pakistan is all set to start their tour of New Zealand with the first match of the three-match T20I series. The Pakistani cricket team had faced a lot of troubles from the time they landed in New Zealand. Initially, their team players breached the Covid protocols, then their team members were tested positive as a consequence, and to make things worse, Babar Azam, their regular skipper got injured and will not be taking part in the T20Is.

New Zealand on the other hand is back from a whitewash they handed to the West Indies in the test series. But they too have a few woes to overcome. They will be hoping that their skipper Kane Williamson is all set to back with the team as he too is sitting out owing to an injury.

Weather Report for 1st T20I:

It will be an ideal day for T20 Cricket, with the temperature around 20 degrees celsius and with no chances of a downpour.

Pitch Report:

The pitch here will be a batting paradise. Anything around 180 isn’t safe and teams winning the toss will be looking to chase without any second thoughts.

Average first innings score:

164 (Last 5 matches played in this venue)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 5, Lost – 0, NR – 0

Injury & Availability News:

Shadab Khan is nursing a groin injury and is doubtful for this game. The decision on whether to play him or not will be taken on Friday. Babar Azam has a fractured thumb and will be out for at least a couple of weeks.


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NZ vs PAK Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (WK), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner (C), Scott Kuggelejin/Doug Bracewell, Todd Astle, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.

Bench:

Jacob Duffy, Doug Bracewell/Scott Kuggelejin

Pakistan:

Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf/Hussain Talat, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Usman Qadir/Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz/Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Bench:

Usman Qadir/Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz/Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat/ Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Muhammad Musa

NZ vs PAK Top picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Devon Conway was in brilliant rhythm in the recently concluded T20I series against the West Indies. He scored 106 runs in 3 matches, striking at around 160.

James Neesham didn’t get many opportunities in the previous T20I outing against the Windies. In the only opportunity he got, he scored 48 at a strike rate of 200 and also chipped in with a wicket.

Martin Guptill can be banked upon his vast experience in this format of the game.

Mohammed Hafeez is also a brilliant all-rounder in this format of the game. He has scored 2100 runs in this format and scalped 54 wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Mohammad Hafeez, Martin Guptill

Vice-Captain Options: Devon Conway, James Neesham

Suggested Playing XI No. 1 for NZ vs PAK 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tim Siefert

Batsmen – Devon Conway (VC), Martin Guptill, Abdullah Shafiq, Haider Ali

All-Rounders – Mitchell Santner, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hafeez (C)

Bowlers – Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Shaheen Afridi

12th Man – Jimmy Neesham

Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for NZ vs PAK 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Glenn Phillips

Batsmen – Martin Guptill (C), Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali

All-Rounders – Mitchell Santner, Mohammad Hafeez, James Neesham (VC), Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Doug Bracewell, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi

12th Man – Tim Seifert

Expert Advice:

New Zealand is expected to win this match.

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Disclaimer: 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.