Last Update on: April 27th, 2023 at 03:21 pm
PAK vs NZ Cricket Betting Tips and Tricks- 1st ODI Match Prediction: New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023. The first ODI of the five-match ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand is set to take place on April 27th, Thursday at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
PAK vs NZ 1st ODI, Match Preview:
After the conclusion of a closely fought T20I series which ended up in a 2-2 series draw, the home team Pakistan is set to host New Zealand for a five-match ODI series, starting from April 27th. The first two matches will be played on April 27 and April 29 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Following that, both teams will travel to Karachi. The final three games will be played at the National Bank Stadium, in Karachi.
The Pakistan side will be led by Babar Azam, on the other hand, New Zealand will be led by Tom Latham.
These two sides last met in an ODI series earlier this year in January, New Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1. This was the last ODI series Pakistan played. Meanwhile, the visitors are coming on the back of a 2-0 series victory against Srilanka which concluded earlier this month.
An exciting contest is on the cards as both teams would want to take the lead, early on in the series.
Key Players for Pakistan in PAK vs NZ:
Mohammad Rizwan: The wicketkeeper-batsman has been consistently scoring runs across formats for over a year now. He was the leading run-getter for his side in the recently concluded T20I series with 162 runs in 4 innings at an average of 54.00. In the last game, he scored an unbeaten 98 off just 62 balls.
Harris Rauf: The right-arm pacer has been highly impressive for his side in the white-ball format for the last few years. He has picked 30 wickets in just 18 innings at an economy rate of 5.78 in his ODI career so far. He was the highest wicket-taker in the T20I series, with 11 wickets in 5 innings.
Key Players for New Zealand in PAK vs NZ:
Mark Chapman: The left-handed batsman was impressive throughout the T20I series, scoring 290 runs in just 5 innings which includes a match-winning knock of 104 off just 57 balls in the final T20I. He was adjudged Player of the Series as well as Player of the Match in the final T20I.
Matt Henry: The 31-year-old right-arm pacer is one of the most experienced bowlers for the Kiwis in their current squad. He has picked 119 wickets in 65 ODI matches he has played so far. He was impressive in the T20I series for the visitors with the ball, picking up 6 wickets in 4 games at an economy rate of 7.9 which includes a hat-trick in the first T20I.
PAK vs NZ 1st ODI Squads:
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam ©, Shadab Khan (vc),Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Abdullah Shafique, Haris Rauf, Imam- ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usama Mir.
New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham (C), Tom Blundell, Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Matt Henry, Ben Lister, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young.
PAK vs NZ Cricket Betting Tips and Tricks- 1st ODI Match Prediction: New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023
What will be the First Innings score in PAK vs NZ?
The First Innings score is expected to be 290.
Who will be the Man of the Match in PAK vs NZ?
Babar Azam is expected to be the Man of the Match.
Who will be the Best Batsman (Runs scored) in PAK vs NZ?
Babar Azam is expected to score the most runs in this match.
Who will be the Best Bowler (wickets taken) in PAK vs NZ?
Shaheen Shah Afridi is expected to take the most wickets in this match.
When will the First Wicket Fall in PAK vs NZ?
The first wicket is expected to fall at 50 runs.
What will be the First Over Runs in PAK vs NZ?
First Over Runs is expected to be 5.
What will be the First Ball Runs in PAK vs NZ?
First Ball Run is expected to be 0.
Who will score the Most Fours in PAK vs NZ?
Babar Azam is expected to score Most Fours.
Who will score the Most Sixes in PAK vs NZ?
Iftikhar Ahmed is expected to score Most Sixes.
Who will Win The Match in PAK vs NZ?
Pakistan is expected to win the Match.
Disclaimer: These predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced so stay tuned.