New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test: New Zealand and Pakistan will be playing the first test match of the series at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. Both the teams would want to begin the series with a win and get close in the ICC World Test Championship.
Pakistan will be facing a much bigger threat as skipper Babar Azam along with two other top-order batsmen is injured and has been ruled out. Pakistan’s top order will feel pressured to survive the might kiwis attack.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test Match Preview, Playing 11:
Match: New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test
Day/Date: Saturday/ December – Wednesday, December 30
Time: 3:30 AM (Dec 26) (10:00 PM GMT (Dec 25) / 11:00 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Pitch Report from Bay Oval for the 1st Test:
Mount Maunganui has hosted just one test game previously which ended on a win for New Zealand. The surface has something for the seamers early on and would be much better to bat on later after two hours of play.
THunderstroam is expected on Day 2 of the test otherwise the game will go perfectly.
Where to watch New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test Match?
There is no specific broadcaster to telecast the match while FanCode will be the one to live stream the full game in India.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Probable Playing 11:
New Zealand playing 11:
Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Full Squad (New Zealand):
Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner
Pakistan Playing 11:
Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (C, wk), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah/Sohail Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah
Full Squad Pakistan:
Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imran Butt, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(w/c), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sohail Khan, Zafar Gohar, Naseem Shah
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test Dream11 Fantasy Tips:
Tom Latham, Abid Ali, Kane Williamson(c), Azhar Ali, Ross Taylor, Mohammad Rizwan, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Shaheen Afridi.
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