NZ vs PAK: New Zealand will lock horns against Pakistan in Match 2 of the New Zealand T20I Tri-Series, 2022 on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
New Zealand suffered a massive blow ahead of their match against Pakistan as their star all-rounder Daryl Mitchell was ruled out of the series due to a finger injury. Not just this, his presence in the T20 World Cup 2022 has also come into jeopardy.
Kane Williamson will look to score some runs and get his form back ahead of the marquee event. The likes of Glenn Phillip, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Trent Boult and Tim Southee will hold the impetus for the Black Caps.
Pakistan, on the other hand, were outstanding in their series opener against Bangladesh. Batting first, they posted 167 runs on the board, courtesy of Rizwan’s belligerent half-century.
In reply, Bangladesh could manage only 146 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Mohammad Wasim starred with the ball, picking a three-wicket haul while Mohammad Nawaz picked two.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 2 of the New Zealand T20I Tri-Series, 2022.
NZ vs PAK Match Details
- Match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, Match 2
- Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Time: 11:40 AM (IST) / 6:00 AM (GMT)
- Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
The pitch at Hagley Oval isn’t a high-scoring one. With big boundaries on offer, bowlers will fancy their chances. The team winning the toss will look to bowl first. Anything around 150-170 will be the competitive total here.
NZ vs PAK Probable Playing XI
New Zealand Playing XI
Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.
Pakistan Playing XI
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani.
- Total matches played: 3
- Matches won batting first: 2
- Matches won bowling first: 1
- Average 1st Innings scores: 168
- Average 2nd Innings scores: 143
- Highest total recorded: 184/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs AUS
- Lowest total recorded: 131/10 (17.3 Ov) by AUS vs NZ
- Highest score chased : 154/3 (18.3 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
- Lowest score defended: 167/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN
New Zealand & Pakistan’s Last 5 Matches Stats
NZ vs PAK Player Record/Stats (Must Picks)
|Mohammad Rizwan||78 Runs (This Series)|
|Mohammad Wasim||2 Wickets (This Series)|
|Mohammad Nawaz||2 Wickets & 8 Runs (This Series)|
|Shan Masood||31 Runs (This Series)|
|Babar Azam||22 Runs (This Series)|
|Devon Conway||708 Runs (T20I Career)|
|Martin Guptill||3497 Runs (T20I Career)|
NZ vs PAK Captaincy Picks
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Kane Williamson
- Trent Boult
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan
- Batters: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Glenn Phillips
- All-Rounders: James Neesham, Mohammad Nawaz
- Bowlers: Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Haris Rauf
- Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
- Vice-Captain: Trent Boult
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Devon Conway, Mohammad Rizwan
- Batters: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Babar Azam, Shan Masood
- All-Rounders: Michael Bracewell, Mohammad Nawaz
- Bowlers: Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Mohammad Wasim
- Captain: Kane Williamson
- Vice-Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
Probable Winner Of The Match
New Zealand is expected to win this match.
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.