NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction, 1st T20I Match, New Zealand vs Pakistan, Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2024, 12 January 2024

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NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction
  • Match: New Zealand (NZ) vs Pakistan (PAK)
  • Date- 12 January 2024
  • Match Format- T20I 
  • Venue- Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Time- 11:40 AM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Partly Cloudy, 22°C

New Zealand vs Pakistan Match Prediction Preview:

Welcome to the NZ vs PAK Today Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts.

The New Zealand side will be looking to get back to winning ways in this T20I series after they were unable to win the series against Bangladesh played in December. 

On the other hand, Pakistan will be keen to turn their fortunes around after getting whitewashed by Australia in a three-match Test series.

Top Batters NZ vs PAK

  • Babar Azam (PAK)- 3485 runs in T20I 
  • M Rizwan (PAK)- 2797 runs in T20I 
  • K Williamson (NZ)- 2464 runs in T20I 

Top Bowlers for NZ vs PAK

  • Tim Southee (NZ)- 147 wickets in T20I 
  • Ish Sodhi (NZ)- 126 wickets in T20I
  • M Santner (NZ)- 105 wickets in T20I

NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1- If NZ bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- NZ is expected to score 170-185 runs
  • Result prediction- NZ will win the match by 30-45 runs 

Scenario 2- If PAK bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- BAN is expected to score 125-140 runs
  • Result prediction- NZ will win the match by 6 wickets 

NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction, 1st T20I Match, Who Will Win the Match?

New Zealand to win

We predict that New Zealand will be winning this 1st T20I Match. The likes of Devon Conway, Darryl Mitchell and Mitch Santner will be key players to watch out for.

Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News

There are no injury news as of now. We will update if there are any updates.

Probable Playing 11

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI

Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Shaheen Shah Afridi (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayyub, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Aamer Jamal, Abbas Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr  

New Zealand Squad

Kane Williamson ©, Finn Allen, Josh Clarkson (only third T20I), Mark Chapman, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson (not included in first two T20Is), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner (C) (captain only for third T20I), Ben Sears (only first & second T20I), Tim Seifert (WK), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

Pakistan Squad

Shaheen Afridi (C), Mohammad Rizwan (vc, wk), Abrar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Abbas Afridi, Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, Sahibzada Farhan, Aamir Jamal, Azam Khan, Haseebullah Khan (WK), Zaman Khan, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Fakhar Zaman

Also read: NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Top Fantasy Picks, Player Availability News, 1st T20I Match, Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2024, 12 January 2024