PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Team Info & Dream11 Team for 1st ODI Match Team and Analysis
Pakistan vs New Zealand
1st ODI Match Prediction & Tips
Time: 27 April, 04:00 PM (IST)
Series: 1st ODI Match
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium – Rawalpindi
PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction:
- Babar Azam has scored 657 runs in the previous 10 games and he is our tip for Pakistan’s highest run scorer against New Zealand. With the ball, young pacer Naseem Shah has taken 18 wickets across the last 5 games for Pakistan and he is well worth backing as the team’s top wicket-taker in their first ODI against NZ.
- Mark Chapman’s heroics brought NZ back into the T20I series and after he won the Player of the Series, he is a strong choice for New Zealand’s highest run scorer in this match. Henry Shipley has registered 11 wickets in the last 5 games for the Kiwis and he is our pick to become New Zealand’s’ top wicket-taker against PAK.
- Chapman scored a worthy 104 the last time these two teams met and we predict him to score over 50 runs in the first ODI.
PAK vs NZ Live Streaming:
Live telecast can be watched on the Sony Sports Network.
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Weather & Pitch Report:
The temperature will be around 23 degrees as the weather forecast suggests there to be clouds. While it won’t be humid, it seems to be a pleasant day to have a perfect match of cricket. That being said, expect rain to surely interrupt the play.
Given that the boundaries are short and the outfield is pretty quick, it is highly likely that this will be a high-scoring game as well. Fast bowlers will get assistance until the shine wears off.
This wicket will get better for the batsmen as the game progresses, similar to what we saw in the 5th T20I. As a result of which, both captains will be looking to bowl first.
Team Form in the Last Matches:
L, L, W, W, W
W, W, L, L, NR
PAK vs NZ TEAM NEWS:
PAK Team News:
Pakistan has added good players to their squad in the form of – Haris Sohail, Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, and Salman Ali Agha to kickstart the 50-over festivity. This indicates that Imam and Sohail are most likely to bring their expertise and experience to the starting XI.
NZ Team News:
Tom Blundell and Henry Nicholls have joined the Kiwi squad ahead of this ODI series. However, Tom Latham will be expected to start the first ODI with the majority of the same players who took the field in the 5th T20I at the same venue on Monday.
PAK vs NZ Pre-Toss LineUps:
Babar Azam (C)
M Rizwan (Wk)
Mohammad Wasim Jr
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Tom Latham (C) (Wk)
New Zealand is thoroughly aware of the nature of this wicket and how the weather can affect the pitch. However, since they do not have their marquee veterans at their disposal, Pakistan does seem to be a stronger unit on paper. Furthermore, with the likes of Imam and Haris Sohail joining the squad, the home side seems to have filled all of their voids. This is just why we predict Pakistan to beat New Zealand in the 1st ODi in Rawalpindi.
New Zealand are favorites to beat Pakistan
PAK Key Players:
The Pakistani captain is averaging 73 runs in his last 10 ODI games. Moreover, he would be looking for redemption after only scoring 19 runs in 18 balls in the decisive T20I.
Mohammad Rizwan –
The wicketkeeper-batsman scored a worthy 98-run inning the last time out when these two teams met at the same venue. Rizwan will be key in helping PAK reach a big total, especially given his ability to adapt as per the nature of the pitch.
Haris Rauf –
He took only 1 wicket in the three ODI Pakistan played against New Zealand earlier this year. However, in the recently concluded T20I series, Rauf took the most wickets – 11 in 5 games.
NZ Key Players:
Mark Chapman –
Seeming to be in the form of his life, Chapman is heading into the first ODI after knocking 104 runs in 57 balls, smashing 11 boundaries and 4 sixes against Pakistan at the same venue. For those unaware, Chapman had a tally of 290 runs consisting of two half-centuries and one century in five innings in the recently concluded T20 series.
Blair Tickner –
In the 5th T20I, Tickner took 3 wickets in his quota of 4 overs. Now when the right-arm medium-fast bowler will have 10 potential overs to bowl, he is most likely to use his slower balls at the death.
Henry Shipley –
Given that there will be some swing and bounce for the fast bowlers until the shine wears off, Shipley will be expected to take wickets with the new ball, especially to send the PAK opening pair into the dugout early.
PAK vs NZ Team Form:
PAK Team Form –
Looking to beat NZ, Pakistan will be looking to land a dominating hand since the first ball, especially after they failed to close out the T20I series. In their last two ODI games though, PAK was beaten by NZ by 2 wickets and 79 runs respectively.
NZ Team Form –
The last time New Zealand played ODI cricket, it was against Srilanka wherein they won both games in dominating fashion. They are currently on a 2-game winning streak.
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Mohammad Rizwan(WK), Babar Azam(C), Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar-Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman- Khan, Naseem-Shah, Ihsanullah, Mohammad Haris(WK), Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz
Chad Bowes, Tom Latham(WK)(C), Will Young, Mark Chapman, Daryl-Mitchell, Cole McConchie, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Henry Shipley, Ben Lister, Jimmy Neesham, Dane Cleaver(WK), Blair Tickner
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