PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For 1st T20I
PAK vs NZ 1st T20I

PAK vs NZ 1st T20I: New Zealand is currently on a tour of Pakistan where the Blackcaps are all set to square off against Pakistan in a five-match T20I series followed by a five-match ODI series. The first T20I is slated for April 14 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore at 7:30 PM. Here we discuss PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For 1st T20I.

The two teams last faced off in Sydney at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final. New Zealand posted 152/4 in 20 overs, and Pakistan came out on top by seven wickets. In the forthcoming series, New Zealand will like to get payback for their heartbreaking loss.

For this home series, Pakistan has picked a full-strength squad. The Green Shirts, who lost 1-2 in a three-match series against Afghanistan, rested some of their key players and added some fresh faces in March. Pakistan will be expecting to deliver better performances against the Blackcaps, who will be missing skipper Kane Williamson, now that regular players are back in action.

PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Match Details

  • Tour: New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023
  • Match: PAK vs NZ 1st T20I
  • Day/Date: Friday/14th April 2023
  • Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Time: 7:30 PM

PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Pitch Report

The Lahore pitch is conducive to both bowlers and batsmen. The Pitch goes slow as the game goes and aids more to spinners and hence the chase has been tougher here if the target is over 170. Even in the just-wrapped PSL, spinners have shown to be useful as the game progresses.

Teams batting first will try to play it safe early on before going big in the end. The toss-winning team will choose to bowl first and restrict the opponent below 160. On this field, the first-inning average is 170.

PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Probable Playing11

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Haris, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi

New Zealand: Rachin Ravindra, Chad Bowes, Tom Latham (WK)(C), Will Young, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Henry Shipley

PAK vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Team

Tom Latham(WK), Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Haris, Will Young, Shan Masood, Daryl Mitchell(VC), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Matt Henry, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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