The New Zealand Cricket team is back in Pakistan again to play a 10-match Limited overs series which includes 5 T20Is & 5 ODIs on three different cricket venues in Pakistan namely Lahore, Rawalpindi & Karachi. NZ toured Pakistan in late December and early January this year as well where they played 2 Test matches and 3 ODIs in which they performed brilliantly. The ODI series was won by NZ (2-1) so it will be very interesting to see how they perform in the 5-match ODI series considering this series is an important series for the preparation in regards to the ICC Cricket World Cup in India later this year. Below we have given our detailed analysis for PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Head-to-head stats, weather forecast & pitch conditions so you can make better decisions for winning exciting cash rewards.
PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Match Details
Below are the PAK vs NZ 1st T20I details for the NZ Tour of Pakistan 2023.
Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 17
Competition: New Zealand Tour of Pakistan 2023
Date: 14th April 2023
Time: 09:00 PM (Local)
Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Live Streaming
Cricket fans in Pakistan will be able to watch PAK vs NZ 1st T20I live streaming for free on the ARYZAP application which is available to be downloaded on both Android & iOS devices. Tapmad TV is another great option to enjoy PAK vs NZ T20I streaming with no ads at a 299 rupee subscription cost for the whole month. This New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 will be broadcasted in India as well on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv application.
There will be nice weather conditions available during the whole game with no rain interruptions expected while the temperatures are expected to be in the range of 30 to 26-degree celsius with humidity peaking around 45 percent as the match progresses.
The pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium can be said as a balanced one as it does offer some swing early while spinners also play a role here in the middle overs. The boundary size here is also quite good so hitting sixes won’t be that easy. The average par score here while batting first is around 170 runs but because the match is going to be played at night time (9 PM Local) so we might see the dew factor play a role here. Chasing would be the way to go in this venue.
PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Probable Playing XIs
New Zealand will be missing some of their regular players for this series as they are busy playing Indian Premier League at the moment which is a new normal for the whole of cricket as players these days prefer playing leagues over International Cricket which is the reason many Kiwi senior players like Trent Bolt have stopped taking the NZC annual contract. But nonetheless, we know how exciting young talent from NZ is and they have the full capacity to beat Pakistan on their home soil.
For Pakistan, we expect both Nawaz & Imad to play even though in past they were hesitant to play both of them. If both of them play it will be highly likely that only one will bowl while the other will be utilized as a batter. Pakistan is lucky to have many fast-bowling resources available but we expect Shaheen, Haris & Ihsanullah to have a go.
Below are the PAK vs NZ 1st T20I probable playing XIs for both bat & ball first scenarios.
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (Wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah
Chad Bowes, Will Young, Tom Latham (C) (Wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry
PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction
Pacers at Lahore often have caused trouble early on so Rauf, Shaheen and Milne are the key picks who can get you most points while Rizwan & Babar as so consistent at the top order they are again expected to play a major role.
Below is our best possible PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 or MyStars11 fantasy team which you can select and win exciting cash rewards.
Wicket-Keepers – Mohammad Rizwan, Tom Latham
Batsmen – Shan Masood, Babar Azam, DJ Mitchell
All-rounders – Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, James Neesham
Bowlers – Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, AF Milne
Pakistan vs New Zealand Head-to-Head Stats
Pakistan has had the upper hand against New Zealand in this format and with some senior players missing from the squads it is expected that Pakistan will continue its dominance over them.
Below is the complete PAK vs NZ head-to-head stats in T20Is.
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PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Prediction
Pakistan’s main players are making a comeback in this series after they were rested against Afghanistan which Pakistan lost in Sharjah by 2-1. However, with their key players back in the squad bookmakers have favored team Pakistan to win this game with a winning probability of around 54 percent. Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan & Shan Masood are the key players who are expected to score the bulk of runs for Pakistan while Ihsanullah, Haris Rauf, and Shaheen Shah Afridi will certainly enjoy the early seam and swing this venue offers in the powerplay.