PAK vs NZ, 1st ODI, Today Match Prediction, Cricket Betting Tips, 17th September

Babar Azam is going to be a mandatory pick for everyone throughout the series. He is emerging to be one of the best batsmen across all formats and his record especially in ODIs is marvelous. He averages more than 55 and has been smacking bowlers all over the park lately. In the last ODI against England, he scored a swashbuckling century. Babar is a cool and calm customer and knows when to change gears. Azam is a consistent performer and can give you good returns. He is our pick for best batsman from Pakistan.
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  • Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand (PAK vs NZ)
  • Date- 17th September 2021
  • Match Format- 1st ODI
  • Venue- Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
  • Time- 2:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Sunny,34℃

PAK vs NZ, 1st ODI General Online Betting Odds

Pakistan  – 1.30

New Zealand – 3.50

PAK vs. NZ Betting Odds Comparison

Betting Sites with Odds For PAK vs NZPAK(Odds)NZ(Odds)
1x Bet1.313.54
Bet 3651.303.50
Betway1.333.20
Unibet1.303.50

 PAK vs NZ Today Match Prediction, 1st ODI, 17th September 2021

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New Zealand

New Zealand is coming off a series loss against Bangladesh and now they are up against Pakistan in Pakistan after ages. New Zealand lost the series against Bangladesh but showed great character throughout the series. It was expected to be a one-sided series, given the inexperienced side of New Zealand but Tom Latham and his team put on a remarkable show and showed no sign of backing off. 

They have already suffered a setback Tom Blundell is ruled out of the ODI leg due to injury. New Zealand has a balanced squad with a talented leader like Tom Latham who leads the team from the front. It is going to be a great contest but New Zealand will start as underdogs given the absence of key players.

Top Batsmen from series

  • Tom Latham– 2824 runs at a strike rate of 83.72
  • Henry Nicholls- 1409 runs at a strike rate of 82.06
  • Colin de Grandhomme– 722 runs at a strike rate of 110.4

Top Bowlers from series 

  • Matt Henry- 98 wickets at 25.9 average 
  • Doug Bracewell– 23 wickets at 34.7 average 
  • Hamish Bennett– 33 wickets at 24.85

Pakistan 

Pakistan has revamped their administration and coaching staff after the appointment of Ramiz Raja but cricket stays the same and players will be the one who decides the fate of the match. They have already announced a squad of 12 members for the first match and are likely to go with two Leg-spinners which will be a brave option on a batting-friendly track.

Babar Azam was reportedly upset with squad selection for World T20 but this series is different and he needs to step up and lead the team by example and send a strong message to those who are in administration. Crowds also are returning so it is an ideal time for Pakistan to put on a strong show before the World T20. 

Top Batsmen from series 

  • Babar Azam- 3985 runs at 56.93 average 
  • Imam-ul-Haq– 2023 runs at 49.34 average 
  • Fakhar Zaman– 2325 runs at 47.45 average 

Top Bowlers from series 

  • Hasan Ali- 89 wickets, 29.33 average 
  • Shaheen Afridi- 53 wickets, 24.62 average 
  • Shadab Khan- 62 wickets, 32.06 average 

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Total matches24
Matches won batting first11
Matches won bowling first12
Average 1st Inns scores236
Average 2nd Inns scores204
The highest total recorded329/6 (50 Ov) by PAK vs IND
The lowest total recorded104/10 (33 Ov) by ZIM vs SL
The highest score chased278/7 (47.1 Ov) by PAK vs NZ
The lowest score defended206/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Weather Report

The weather will be sunny and very hot which is expected in Pakistani conditions. There are no chances and the wind is going to be low so players have a lot to work out and fight against such hard Weather. The weather might cool down at night. 

  • Rain: 0%
  • Humidity 47%
  • Wind speed: 13 km/h.
  • Temperature- 34 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Pitch is likely to be batting friendly and we could expect a high-scoring thriller. In the practice match in which Pakistan played both teams scored at a rate of more than 6. Spinners will be key in middle overs as expected but seamers might have some assistance in early overs which will be crucial in this match. 

PAK vs NZ 1st ODI Match, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

PAK Playing 11

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Rizwan (wk)

Batsmen: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel

All-rounders: Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan

Bowlers: Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

NZ Playing 11

Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Tom Latham (c & wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Matt Henry

Wicket-keeper: Tom Latham (c) (wk)

Batsmen:  Finn Allen, Will Young, Henry Nicholls

All-rounders: Rachin Ravindra, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie

Bowlers:  Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Matt Henry

PAK vs NZ– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

Pakistan is expected to win the match against New Zealand 

KhelTalk experts feel Pakistan will win against New Zealand. Pakistan is playing at home and knows their conditions very well. Pakistan is a tough customer to beat on their home turf and New Zealand’s work is even harder because of the absence of 1st team players.

Pakistan has a solid bowling lineup who is coming off a strong performance in the West Indies and their batting also looks solid in ODIs. New Zealand has a young squad but has some exciting players in their squad but we think Pakistan will edge New Zealand in this contest because of their experience. We expect Pakistan to beat New Zealand in the first match of the tour. 

Top Batsman from New Zealand – Tom Latham (3.60 odds)

Tom Latham was the man of the series in Bangladesh and again showcased his terrific game against spinners. Even on those rank turners, he was able to play long innings and score some big runs for the team. He is one of the best players of spin and on this batting-friendly wicket, he can do wonders. Tam Latham is a certified ODI batsman and recently has produced some memorable innings. He can give you good returns and that’s why is our pick for the best batsman from New Zealand.

Top Batsman from Pakistan  – Babar Azam (3.00 odds)

Babar Azam is going to be a mandatory pick for everyone throughout the series. He is emerging to be one of the best batsmen across all formats and his record especially in ODIs is marvelous. He averages more than 55 and has been smacking bowlers all over the park lately. In the last ODI against England, he scored a swashbuckling century. Babar is a cool and calm customer and knows when to change gears. Azam is a consistent performer and can give you good returns. He is our pick for best batsman from Pakistan.

Top Bowler from Pakistan – Hasan Ali (3.75 odds)

Hasan Ali has been Pakistan’s best bowler in the last 6 months and has produced some breathtaking moments for fans. He picked a 5-wicket haul in the last series and will look to continue his sizzling form in this series. Ali likes to bowl one change in bowling order but can also ball with a new ball. He has developed some new skills and is now a good new-ball bowler. Ali is a wicket-taker and can give you big returns. He is our pick for best bowler from Pakistan.

Top Bowler from New Zealand– Ajaz Patel (4.00 odds)

Ajaz Patel was the highest wicket-taker in the last series. He took 10 wickets from 5 matches. The left-arm spinner is likely to make debut in this match and straight on will be Tom Latham’s biggest weapon. Patel has proved himself in red-ball format and is starting to showcase his skills in White-ball cricket.

He keeps things simple but has a good arm which sometimes deceives batters. Patel is going to be New Zealand’s biggest option in the middle overs. He can give you good returns from this match. Ajaz Patel is our pick for best bowler from New Zealand.

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Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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