PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Player Stats, H2H, Captain & Vice-captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips and More

In this article, we are going to discuss all about the PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Team and the probable chances of which team will win. We’ll also discuss the weather condition along with a pitch report for this stadium and will also look at the  best captain and vice-captain choices for the Dream11 Fantasy Team.

New Zealand is set to host Pakistan for a five-match T20I series and the first match will be played at Eden Park, Auckland on Friday, 12 January. Kane Williamson, who last played a T20I against Bangladesh in November 2022, will lead the team. However, he is expected to sit out the third T20I and  Mitchell Santner will take over captaincy duties. Uncapped Josh Clarkson has been included only for the third game as Williamson’s replacement. After Babar Azam stepped down from captaincy, Shaheen Afridi is set to lead the Pakistan side in T20Is for the first time while Mohammad Rizwan was appointed as the vice-captain.

Matt Henry is also set to make a comeback in the T20I squad after a two-month absence due to a hamstring injury he suffered during the ODI World Cup 2023. Lockie Ferguson has also made his return after an Achilles injury. However, he won’t be part of the first two matches. But, Ben Sears will be available for the initial two games. 

PAK vs NZ Match Details

  • Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand,1st T20, Pakistan tour of New Zealand 
  • Venue: Eden Park, Auckland 
  • Date & Time: Friday, January 12 & 11:40 PM IST
  • Live Broadcast and Streaming: Amazon App & Website and PTV Sports 
  • Injured Players: No one

Eden Park Pitch Report

The pitch also offered extra bounce and seam on a new ball.  Teams batting first have won 11 of 28 T20I matches played at Eden Park while 12 teams chasing recorded victories. The New Zealand cricket team tied a 196 total against Sri Lanka in the last T20I match.

Eden Park, Auckland T20I Stats 

  • Total T20I matches – 28
  • Matches won batting first – 11
  • Matches won bowling first – 12
  • Average 1st Inns scores – 160
  • Average 2nd Inns scores – 148

Auckland Weather Report 

Clear skies with less chances of rainfall.

PAK vs NZ: Head-to-Head Records In ODI

In the 29 T20I head-to-head encounters between Pakistan and New Zealand,  Pakistan emerged victorious in 18 matches, while New Zealand secured 11 wins. Their last five-match T20I series took place in April 2023, ending in a 2-2 tie.         

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Player Stats 

  • Batters To Watch (recent matches)
  1. Tim Seifert, NZ
    • 10 Matches  234 Runs   23.40 Avg.  140.96 SR
  2. Mohammad Rizwan, PAK
    • 5 Matches  162 Runs  54.00 Avg. 139.65 SR
  • Bowlers To Watch (recent matches)
  1. Mitchell Santner, NZ
    • 9 Matches  14 Wkts  6.58 Econ  14.14 SR
  2. Haris Rauf, PAK
    • 5 Matches  11 Wkts  7.76 Econ  10.54 SR

PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Team for Today’s Match

  • Wicket-keepers: D Conway, M Rizwan 
  • Batters: K Williamson, D Mitchell, G Philips, F Zaman
  • All-rounders: M Santner, I Ahmed 
  • Bowler: S Afridi, H Rauf
PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Team for Today's Match

PAK vs NZ: Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Best Choice

  • Captain: Babar Azam/Kane Williamson 
  • Vice Captain: M Rizwan/D Mitchell 

Probable Playing 11 For Pakistan and New Zealand

Pakistan (PAK): Shaheen Afridi (C), Mohammad Rizwan (vc, wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, Azam Khan, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Fakhar Zaman, Amir Jamal

New Zealand (NZ): Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (WK), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

PAK vs NZ Match Prediction: Who Will Win today’s match?

After analyzing the recent performances and head-to-head records, the chances of victory are going in favor of Pakistan. Also,  Pakistan batting and bowling line-up is looking stronger and more confident than New Zealand. Rizwan and Saim Ayub in opening, Babar Azam, Iftikhar, Azam Khan and Mohammad Nawaz in middle order always keep balancing their team required run-rate while Usman Mir with the best fast bowling duo Afridi and Rauf have always proved dangerous for the opposite side. Moreover, on the New Zealand pitch there are seaming conditions that can favor these two pacers. So, Pakistan can win this match.

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