NZ vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Prediction: The 1st Test of the 2-Match series between New Zealand and Pakistan will be played at Bay Oval on Saturday, December 26
After successful grabbing the T20 Series, the black caps will now be aiming to secure the Test series against Pakistan.
Pakistan, without their regular captain Babar Azam will be led by Mohammad Rizwan in the opening Test Match. As witnessed in the T20 series, the visitors have relatively weak and inexperienced batting unit but their elegant bowling attack with the presence of Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi will give them confidence.
New Zealand, on the other hand, come into this series on the back of a fantastic series win against the West Indies. They also won the T20 series against Pakistan. They will now be high on confidence and will enter the field on Saturday with the aim of adding another victory in their tally.
This is a perfect event for the fantasy sports enthusiast to switch on. So here are the match details, pitch report, weather forecast, probable playing 11 and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan on December 26, 2020.
NZ vs PAK 1st Test Match Details
- Match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Test
- Date: 26 December 2020
- Time: 3:30 AM (IST)
- Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
NZ vs PAK 1st Test Weather and Pitch Report
As per Accuweather, there will be intermittent cloud cover during the match but rain is expected to stay away during the match. The humidity forecast is at 64% with temperatures hovering around 22 degrees Celsius. With no rain interruption during the match, fans will get a chance to witness the entire match.
The pitch at this venue is expected to be a batsman-friendly surface and so the team winning the toss will look to bat first and put up good total as bowlers will look to find a way to pick up quick wickets. With the pitch being batting-friendly, batters from both teams will enjoy batting on the surface.
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New Zealand (NZ) – Must Pick Players For Dream11 Fantasy Team
- Kane Williamson
- Tim Southee
- Ross Taylor
- Neil Wagner
Pakistan (PAK) – Must Pick Players For Dream11 Fantasy Team
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Shaheen Afridi
- Fawad Alam
- Abid Ali
NZ vs PAK 1st Test Dream11 Probable Playing 11
Probable Playing 11 for Dream11 1st Test – New Zealand vs Pakistan at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Predicted Playing 11 For New Zealand
Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (Wk), Daryl Mitchell/Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner and Tim Southee.
Predicted Playing 11 For Pakistan
Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (C & wk), Faheem Ashraf, Haris Sohail, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas
NZ vs PAK 1st Test Dream11 Fantasy Team Predictions
- Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan
- Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Abid Ali, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham
- All Rounders: Fawad Alam, Mitchell Santner
- Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson
- Captain: Kane Williamson
- Vice-Captain: Tim Southee
New Zealand and Pakistan Test Squads
New Zealand Squad
Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Trent Boult
Mohd Rizwan (C), Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Imran Butt, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohd Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah
NZ vs PAK 1st Test Broadcast and Live Streaming Details:
- New Zealand: Spark Sports
- Pakistan: PTV Sports
- Live streaming: FanCode
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.