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PAK vs NZ Match Prediction, 1st T20I- Who Will Win Today’s Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI Match? New Zealand and Pakistan are set to battle against each other in an upcoming T20I series. The PAK vs NZ T20I series will witness 5 T20I games. During New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023, a 5-match T20I series and 5-match ODI series will be played.

PAK vs NZ 1st T20I is scheduled to take place on April 14 (Friday). The venue of the clash is Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. This is the first time that New Zealand will play a T20I series in Pakistan.

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The home team Pakistan is led by Babar Azam in PAK vs NZ T20I series. Key players like Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi are part of the squad.

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For New Zealand, Tom Latham is the skipper of the T20I side. New Zealand also has some of their key players in the squad like Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Nieesham, Ish Sodhi, and Adam Milne.

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Pakistan last played a T20I series against Afghanistan last month. In the three-match series, Pakistan lost 2-1 under the stand-in skipper Shadab Khan. Pakistan lost the 1st T20I by 6 wickets and the 2nd T20I by 7 wickets, before winning the final clash by 66 runs.

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New Zealand recently faced Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series at home. New Zealand managed to win the series 2-1. The Kiwis lost the opening match in the super over but later managed to win the 2nd and 3rd T20I by 9 and 4 wickets respectively.

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PAK vs NZ Match Prediction, 1st T20I- Who Will Win Today’s Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI Match

PAK vs NZ Head-to-Head Records (T20Is)

Stats Matches PAK Won NZ Won NR
Overall 29 18 11 0
At Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 0 0 0 0
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1 0
In Pakistan 0 0 0 0


Recent Venue Records (Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore)

T20I Records

Total matches- 24

Matches won batting first- 13

Matches won bowling first- 11

Average 1st Inns scores- 160

Average 2nd Inns scores- 145

Highest total recorded- 209/3 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest Total Record- 101/10 (17.4 Ov) by PAK vs SL

Highest Score Chased- 176/8 (19.4 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM

Lowest Score Defended-126/7 (20 Ov) by PAKW vs BANW

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Toss Prediction for PAK vs NZ Match

The team winning the toss might opt to bowl first. Bowling first is a safe option in T20Is as the team batting second already knows the target to chase. Moreover, the dew might also help the team batting second and hence, the team might opt to bowl first after winning the toss.

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Predicted Scores For PAK vs NZ Match

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
PAK 160-180 150-170
NZ 160-180 150-170

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Players’ Form- Pakistan- Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Babar Azam 99 3355 41.42
Mohammad Rizwan 80 2635 48.80
Fakhar Zaman 72 1369 21.73
Iftikhar Ahmed 44 685 26.35
Shadab Khan 87 548 19.57
Shan Masood 19 396 30.46

Who will score the most runs for PAK in the match: Babar Azam or Mohammad Rizwan

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Players’ Form- Pakistan- Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Shadab Khan 87 101 21.36
Haris Rauf 57 72 22.94
Shaheen Afridi 47 58 22.38
Naseem Shah 18 15 32.67
Ihsanullah 3 6 11.50
Zaman Khan 3 2 30.50

Who will pick the most wickets for PAK in the match: Shaheen Afridi or Haris Rauf

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Players’ Form- New Zealand- Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Daryl Mitchell 47 969 28.50
James Neesham 63 707 21.42
Mark Chapman 47 836 22.59
Tom Latham 21 400 26.67
Will Young 8 53 23.71
Chad Bowes 3 31 16.67

Who will score the most runs for NZ in the match: Mark Chapman or Daryl Mitchell 

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Players’ Form- New Zealand- Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Ish Sodhi 94 115 22.91
Adam Milne 38 43 24.33
Blair Tickner 17 16 31.44
Matt Henry 7 7 32.0
Ben Lister 4 5 29.60
Henry Shipley 2 2 34.0

Who will pick the most wickets for NZ in the match: Ish Sodhi or Adam Milne


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