PAK vs NZ: Pakistan is all set to face New Zealand in the upcoming ODI and T20I series, starting September 17. Both teams are scheduled to play three ODIs and five T20Is.
Meanwhile, the first match of the three-match ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played on Friday, September 17 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Some big names from New Zealand will not be available for this tour due to their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 commitments. Tom Latham will lead the Black Caps in the absence of their regular skipper Kane Williamson. Tom Blundell has also been ruled out of the match after sustaining a left quad strain.
Pakistan, on the other hand, last played an ODI against England when they faced an embarrassing 0-3 whitewash against the second-string team led by Ben Stokes.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats, updates and dream11 fantasy team predictions for 1st ODI of New Zealand Tour of Pakistan, 2021.
- Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI
- Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
- Time: 3:00 AM (IST)
- Venue: SD College Cricket Ground, Alappuzha
- Live Streaming: Fancode
The track at Rawalpindi is pretty good for batting. The ball comes onto the bat nicely and hitting through the line will be a good option for the batsmen. Last year, Zimbabwe and Pakistan played in a tied ODI at the same venue. Chasing should be the first option after winning the toss.
PAK vs NZ Probable Playing XI
Pakistan Playing XI
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf, Saud Shakeel, Imam-ul-Haq.
New Zealand Playing XI
Tom Latham (C & WK), Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Hamish Bennett, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Will Young, Ajaz Patel.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 219 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result/Abandoned: 1
Pakistan & New Zealand Last 5 Matches Stats
PAK vs NZ Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Players||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Babar Azam||3985 Runs|
|Mohammad Rizwan||864 Runs|
|Fakhar Zaman||2325 Runs & 1 Wicket|
|Tom Latham||2824 Runs|
|Henry Nicholls||1409 Runs|
PAK vs NZ Captaincy Picks
- Babar Azam
- Fakhar Zaman
- Tom Latham
PAK vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham, Mohammad Rizwan
- Batsmen: Babar Azam, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Finn Allen
- All-Rounders: Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf
- Bowlers: Matt Henry, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
- Captain: Babar Azam
- Vice-Captain: Tom Latham
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham
- Batsmen: Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Will Young, Fakhar Zaman
- All-Rounders: Colin de Grandhomme, Rachin Ravindra, Faheem Ashraf
- Bowlers: Ajaz Patel, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
- Captain: Fakhar Zaman
- Vice-Captain: Will Young
Probable Winner Of The Match
Pakistan 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.