NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction | 1st T20 | Pakistan Tour of New Zealand | New Zealand vs Pakistan | 18th Dec 2020
New Zealand is silently having a great run in international cricket, after losing the ODI World Cup by a mere margin, they are now eying for T20 World Cup as well. Now the series against Pakistan will be a test for few young Kiwi talents against a strong Pakistan side. Pakistan surely will be missing the likes of Babar Azam who is out due to injury. The first T20 game between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played at Eden Park, Auckland on the 18th of December 2020. Let’s go through our Dream11 Team Prediction for the 1st T20 game between New Zealand and Pakistan.
Date & Time: 18th December 2020, 11:30 AM IST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Condition in Auckland will mostly favor the batsmen. The surface is expected to be flat along with a bit of bounce in it. Boundaries are small here. A high scoring game is underway for sure. A score near 190-200 will be enough to defend.
Total matches: 23
Matches won batting first: 9
Matches won bowling first: 11
Average 1st Inns scores: 169
Average 2nd Inns scores: 152
Highest total recorded: 245/5 (18.5 Ov) by AUS vs NZ
Lowest total recorded: 107/10 (14.5 Ov) by NZ vs RSA
Highest score chased: 245/5 (18.5 Ov) by AUS vs NZ
Lowest score defended: 165/7 (20 Ov) by RSA vs NZ
Head to Head:
Total matches: 21
Pakistan won: 13
New Zealand Won: 08
Batting First :
New Zealand won: 05
Pakistan won: 9
New Zealand Won: 3
Pakistan won: 4
NZ vs PAK Squads:
Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Ajaz Patel.
Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali.
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team News:
- New Zealand is coming after crushing down West Indies 2-0 but it will not be the same as West Indies against Pakistan who has beaten them in their last five encounters.
- Kane Willamson will be missing as he is yet to return from paternity leave, while Lockie Ferguson is injured and they have even dropped veteran Ross Taylor.
- Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, and Daryl Mitchell will miss the first T20, so they all are replaced by pace bowler Blair Tickner, batsman Mark Chapman and all-rounder Doug Bracewell.
- This year, Pakistan has a good record in this format. Having played 8 games, they have won six with one defeat and one with no result. Recently, they have won series against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe and drew 1-1 against England this summer.
- Babar Azam will miss the series as he has broken his right thumb in training, so veteran Mohammad Hafeez comes into the side in place of him.
- Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf, and Imad Wasim will lead the bowling department which seems deadly.
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Line-Ups:
NZ Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: T Seifert, G Phillips
Batsmen: M Guptil, D Conway, M Chapman
All-rounders: J Neesham, M Santner, Kuggelijn
Bowlers: Bracewell, I Sodhi, J Duffy
PAK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: M Rizwan
Batsmen: A Shafiq, H Ali
All-rounders: M Hafeez, S Khan, I Ahmed, I Wasim
Bowlers: S Afridi, Wahab Riaz, H Rauf, F Ashraf
Captain Pick for NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team
Option 1: M Guptil
Martin Guptil is the most senior player on the side. A lot of expectations are over him. the 13th ranked T20I batsman in the World, has smashed 2575 runs in 87 innings and has hit 15 half-centuries and 2 centuries in this format. Don’t miss him out.
Option 2: M Hafeez
Pakistan All-rounder M Hafeez has gotten better with time and has had some staggering T20 knocks this year. Kiwi’s having no lethal bowling line up, he can definitely take it an advantage. In the last 6 games, he has scored 258 runs at an average of 129.00.
Option 1: S Afridi
Shaheen Afridi must be in your every dream team as this pacer can move the new ball with different variations and this makes him more lethal. In 15 T20 games, he has chipped 15 wickets to his name.
Option 2: J Neesham
Jimmy Neesham wasn’t much effective with KXIP in IPL but he did come wonders against West Indies and did some mind-blowing cameos. Neesham has a strike rate of more than 150 in this format and can even do wonders with the ball.
Top seven Picks For NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team:
G Phillips – 3 games – 130 runs – 65.00 average – 224 strike rate
D Conway – 3 games – 106 runs — 106.06 average – 160.61 strike rate
H Ali – 4 games – 154 runs – 51.33 average – 148.08 strike rate
M Santner – 3 games – 2 wickets – 12.67 economy
I Sodhi – 2 games – 1 wicket – 6.50 economy
H Rauf – 7 games – 10 wickets – 8.44 economy
U Qadir – 3 games – 8 wickets – 5.45 economy
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NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction: Who will win the match
Our experts will stick to the home side despite they are stepping up without a few important players. They must be careful with the Pakistan bowling line up. Our Dream11 Team Prediction experts believe the match is likely to be won by the home side of New Zealand.