New Zealand vs Pakistan: The Pakistan tour of New Zealand will commence with a T20I series on 18th December. Both the teams have an exciting bunch of talent in their squad, but the hosts certainly have an edge due to their last T20I series performance against West Indies. The New Zealand team has the experienced Guptill and Conway as their top-order batsmen. While Philips who was phenomenal against the West Indies will follow them to enhance the run-rate in the middle overs. The all-rounder Santner will lead the team and along with him, Neesham and Astle would like to maintain the same form as they have shown in the international and domestic circuit respectively. In the bowling department, Scott and Sodhi have been consistent for the team over the years and Bracewell will use his experience to help the team in crucial situations.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Today Match Prediction
New Zealand will win this match. Pakistan will surely feel the absence of their star batsman and captain Babar Azam in the series. The Kiwis look strong against this Pakistani team. The top order looks strong and can trouble the opposition with its fierce batting attributes. Pakistan will have to see the best of batting from Khushdil Shah and Haider Ali, who are the backbone of this batting lineup.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Dream11 Team News
PAK Team News
Pakistan has got a big blow, the captain of their team, Babar Azam has got injured, he broke his thumb during a practice session. Fakhar Zaman and Shoaib Malik weren’t picked up for the series. While Shadab Khan will lead the team and Hafeez forming the core part of the batting unit. The pace bowlers are in a good form and would like to maintain the same consistency. They won their last T20I series against Zimbabwe.
NZ Team News
Ross Taylor has been left out of the squad and their streamline bowler Lockie Ferguson was ruled out with an injury. Munro hasn’t been picked either and is playing in the BBL. The players like Phillips, Conway and Seifert can make a good combination against the Pakistan team. The bowling combination is nearly confirmed with Blair Tickner one of the pacers in the NZ vs PAK Dream 11 Team prediction. The team won their last T20I series against West Indies 2-0.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Playing11
PAK Playing 11
A Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Khushdil Shah/ Hussain Talat, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed/ Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan (c), Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz.
NZ Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert(w), Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner(c), Todd Astle, Doug Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.