PAK vs NZ: Pakistan will square off against New Zealand in the 35th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on 4 November. The Match is slated to be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru starting at 10:30 AM. Dark Clouds over the match and there are high chance that rain will interrupt the play. Here, we will walk you through the PAK vs NZ Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Bengaluru, and Pitch Report and also predict who will win Pakistan vs New Zealand.
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It is a must-win match for both teams in order to make themselves in the race for semis. One loss for either will result in their path to semis in danger. Especially for Pakistan, they practically can not qualify for the next round but some equations suggest they can still qualify if New Zealand lose all of their matches.
It was obvious that New Zealand would be the favorites going into the competition if they had not lost that many games. They got off to a great start, winning four straight and even taking the top place in the rankings. However, they are now on the margins of the qualification group after losing three straight games against South Africa, Australia, and India. They can only get closer to the knockout stages if they win two of their remaining games.
Pakistan is in a more vulnerable situation already, requiring both luck and points. Having lost their previous four matches and finishing in fifth place, a heartening victory over Bangladesh restored their hopes, which were further enhanced the next evening when South Africa humiliated New Zealand.
A win and two points is what both teams need at this time but only one will have it till the evening. Down below is the PAK vs NZ rain prediction, Weather forecast, and Pitch report of M Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru:
PAK vs NZ Weather Forecast
The weather Gods are a bit unhappy today as it is predicted an overcast and rainy day in Bengaluru City. Banglore has a humid and rainy kind of weather throughout the match. Today, on 4 November 2023, the temperature of Bengaluru City is expected to peak at 27°C in the afternoon and drop further as the sun goes down.
Humidity is predicted to hover between 60-80% in the match hours and winds will gust towards the East at a speed of ~12Kmh during the day.
PAK vs NZ Rain Prediction
There are very high chances of rain in Bengaluru City of Karnataka. The rain possibility is around 80% during the match hours, however, there are around 50% chances of rain in the early morning time. There will be >80% of the sky covered under clouds. An overcast day for Pakistan vs New Zealand is what weather.com predicts. Though, as it is aforementioned, the weather here in Bengaluru is rainy today and it will interrupt the game. Expect a short game if the weather allows.
Pitch report of M Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru
The surface appeared dryer and had patches of uneven grass. Two very different games have taken place there: Australia easily scored 350+ while England’s Bazball ship crashed, giving Sri Lanka an easy two points. In the two games played so far, pacers (23 wickets) have fared far better in these conditions than spinners (6).
Who will win PAK vs NZ?
When we come to Men-to-Men marking, no doubt New Zealand look like a better team but three back-to-back losses might have put them into the backfoot. Pakistan won their last match and will want to carry their momentum forward.
Pakistan opted to go with a full-paced bowling lineup which shows they are all set aggressively and they might take the match away.
PAK vs NZ Playing 11s
PAKISTAN: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
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