Gaddafi Stadium Pitch Report: On Friday, 14 April, at 09:30 PM (IST), Pakistan will play against New Zealand in a T20I match as part of New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan 2023. The series includes five T20Is and five ODIs.
First time in history, New Zealand will play their first T20 international match in Pakistan. Both teams played 29 T20I at different venues but never played any T20I match in Pakistan, this clearly shows the revival of international cricket in Pakistan.
Pakistan lost their last T20 international series against Afghanistan for the first time in history, and they lost the series by 2-1.
ICC ranking of Pakistan is 3rd in T20I, whereas New Zealand is at 5th spot, they both eagerly want to win the series and move to the top in the T20I Team Ranking.
Pakistan Looks stronger, and it is not easy to beat New Zealand in T20I, for this match, Pakistan is the favourite to win this match.
PAK vs NZ Match Details :
Series: New Zealand Tour of Pakistan 2023
Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20I
Date and Time: April 14,09:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Live Streaming Platform: Fan Code
Gaddafi Stadium Details:
Gaddafi cricket stadium is a famous ground in Lahore, one of the Beautiful stadiums of Pakistan, with a capacity of 27,000. Gaddafi Stadium is the home ground of the Pakistan national cricket team and PSL team Lahore Qalandars home ground.
The stadium witnessed many memorable matches, hosted ICC World Cup final in 1996 between Sri Lanka and Australia and the Highest total(209 by ENG) by any team in T20Is and the Highest individual score(104* by Moh. Rizwan) by any player in the T20Is.
The record of PAK at their home ground is outstanding. They played a total of 18 matches in which they won 10 matches and lost eight matches.
Gaddafi Stadium Pitch Report:
The Pitch of Gaddafi Stadium is a neutral wicket, both fast and spin bowlers have some assistance from the pitch. At the start of the first innings, fast bowlers are impactful but later on, spinners have important role especially in the middle overs.
As per recent matches of PSL, the nature of the wicket is neutral, and it supports both bowlers and batters. The Pitch of Gaddafi Stadium goes slow as the game progresses. The average first-inning score on this pitch is 170, more than the average second-inning score. Both prefer to bat first on Gaddafi’s pitch.
Gaddafi Stadium Upcoming Matches:
|Pak vs NZ 2nd T20I||15 April, 2023||9:00 PM (PKT) or 9:30 PM (IST)|
|Pak vs NZ 3rd T20I||17 April, 2023||9:00 PM (PKT) or 9:30 PM (IST)|
Gaddafi Stadium T20 Records:
Matches Played: 18
Batting 1st Won: 9
Batting 2nd Won: 9
Highest Score: 209/3 by England
Lowest Score: 101 by Pakistan
Average Score: 159
Average Runs Per Wicket: 27.05
Average Runs Per Over: 8.18
Gaddafi Stadium Weather Report:
The weather conditions for today’s match at this venue are hot. The Temperature is around 35 degrees Celsius, and the Wind Speed is light at about 4 km/h. The sky is partly cloudy, but sunshine is also present, and there is a chance of dew in the second inning, and the humidity is approx. 56%.
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