Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction
Pakistan and New Zealand meet in the opening ODI on Friday afternoon local time at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi. Pakistan’s last cricket match in this format came against England in early July when they lost 3-0. New Zealand have not played ODI cricket since March. Read on as we preview this day-night ODI. The game begins at 14:30 local time.
Pakistan were well beaten by England’s back-up ODI side in England back in July but will rightly fancy their chances against this New Zealand team in Pakistan.
Apart from Ben Sears, who is only available for the IT20s, New Zealand have the same squad from their 3-2 IT20 defeat in Bangladesh. They were hard to beat and will be competitive in this match also.
Date – Sep 17, 2021
Time -14:30 IST / 9:00 GMT
Venue – Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium – Rawalpindi, Pakistan
PAK vs NZ Match Toss Prediction
With an inexperienced bowling line-up, we expect Tom Latham to choose to bat first in this match. Our expectation is that Babar Azam would choose to field first in Rawalpindi.
PAK vs NZ Pitch Report
The last game in Rawalpindi ended in a tie with both Pakistan and Zimbabwe hitting 278. Any score above 300 should be a very competitive total to defend.
Sunny with a high of 34 degrees at the start of this day-night ODI.
Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham (c) (wk), Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner
PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Babar Azam (c), Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Will Young
- All Rounder:Shadab Khan, Rachin Ravindra
- Wicket Keeper:Tom Latham, Mohammad Rizwan (vc)
- Bowler:Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ajaz Patel