New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I: The first game between New Zealand and Pakistan will be without the regular skippers of both sides. Kane Williamson was given paternity leave for the birth of his chid while Pakistan skipper Babar Azam injured himself and is ruled out of the series.
Azam fractured his thumb while practicing in the nets a week ago and is completely ruled out of the T20I series while the Pakistan management will hope him to be fit for the test games.
Pakistan will have an upper hand in the upcoming T20Is as the side is unbeaten for the past 5 games. With the likes of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult, New Zealand will feel much stronger from the second T20I.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I Match Prediction, Playing 11:
Match: New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I
Day/Date: Friday/ 18th December 2020
Time: 11:30 AM (06:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Pitch Report from Eden Park, Auckland for the 1st T20I:
Taking in mind the small ground of Eden Park, the game is expected to be high scoring. A bit of help will be there for the seamers but the spinners will have to hit hard to get wickets.
The temperature is expected to hover around 20 degrees Celcius with no chances of rain.
Where to watch New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I?
There will be no broadcasting of the match for the Indian users while they can enjoy the match through live streaming. The users have to tune in to FanCode to watch the action live.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Probable Playing 11:
New Zealand Playing 11:
Full Squad New Zealand:
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.
Pakistan Playing 11:
Mohd Rizwan (WK), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Full Squad Pakistan:
Sarfraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam(c), Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips for the 1st T20I (New Zealand vs Pakistan):
Mohammad Hafeez, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Jimmy Neesham, Haider Ali, Tim Seifert, Shadab Khan, Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Shaheen Afridi.