- Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand (NZ vs PAK)
- Date-8 October 2022
- Match Format- T20I
- Time- 11:30 AM (IST)
- Weather- Sunny (16 degrees Celsius)
New Zealand vs Pakistan (NZ vs PAK) Today Match Prediction Preview
Welcome to the NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. New Zealand will take on Pakistan in the 2nd T20I of New Zealand tri-series 2022 in Christchurch on Saturday, 8 October 2022. Keep on reading for more information on the NZ vs PAK game.
New Zealand and Pakistan will meet for the first time since October 2021. Pakistan won their last two meetings and New Zealand’s last win over Pakistan came in December 2020.
This will be the first match of the tri-series for New Zealand whereas, Pakistan has already played one match here. Pakistan took on Bangladesh in the 1st match of the series. They ended up on the winning side. Pakistan made 167 in their 20 overs and in return, Bangladesh managed only 146. Mohammad Rizwan was the player of the match for his 50-ball 78*.
Top Batsmen for NZ vs PAK
Mohammad Rizwan- 10 Matches, 553 runs
Babar Azam- 10 Matches, 252 runs
Martin Guptill- 10 Matches, 260 runs
Top Bowlers for NZ vs PAK
Haris Rauf- 10 Matches, 16 wickets
Shadab Khan- 10 Matches, 10 wickets
Tim Southee- 10 Matches, 11 wickets
NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction Scenarios
Scenario 1- If NZ bats first
- First Innings score prediction- NZ expected to score around 160
- Result prediction- NZ to win by 15 to 20 runs
Scenario 2- If PAK bats first
- First Innings score prediction- PAK is expected to score around 160
- Result prediction-PAK will win the match by 15 to 20 runs
NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction, T20I Tri-Series 2022, Who Will Win the Match?
Pakistan to win this match
Pakistan will look to make a comeback and defeat New Zealand in the 2nd match of the series. They will be angry with themselves for the way the final T20I against England went recently.
Overall, Pakistan did well in the series to put up a good fight against former T20 World Cup champions England. They will be hopeful for a similar performance here.
They need their top order to push them to a big score and if they do, the team is all set to take the series. For New Zealand, Devon Conway will hold the key once again.
Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News
- The pacers will hold the key for Pakistan whereas, New Zealand will rely on their top-order batters to do well here.
- Daryl Mitchell is out of the series due to an injury
NZ vs PAK Probable Playing 11
NZ Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (capt), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Blair Tickner
PAK Playing XI
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, A Jamal, Mohammad Hasnain
Squad for NZ vs PAK, T20I Tri-Series 2022
NZ squad: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (capt), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Blair Tickner
PAK squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, and Usman Qadir, A Jamal