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In the continuation of Pakistan A’s New Zealand tour, a five-match T20 series starts on Sunday 27th of December. In the first match, Pakistan A will play against Northern Kings.

NK vs Pakistan-A Match Details:

The 1st game of the Pakistan A’s T20 series in New Zealand will see Northern Knights facing off against the Pakistan A on 27th of December at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

The game is scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM IST and the live score and commentary can be seen on FanCode and Cricbuzz in India.

NK vs Pakistan-A Match Preview:

Pakistan A will be facing five different super smash teams in the T20 leg of the New Zealand tour, they will be opening the series against the Northern Knights, they played a test game against New Zealand A few weeks back.

Northern Knights, on the other hand, will be seeing it as a practice match for the Super Smash and will be giving chances to the players they wanted to try in the super smash games.

NK vs Pakistan-A Weather Report:                     

The temperature is expected to be around 13-27°C on the match day and the sky will be covered with dark clouds and there are 80% chances of precipitation in this match.

NK vs Pakistan-A Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Hamilton is overall a batting-friendly one which helps the fast bowlers during the initial phase, the new ball bowlers will enjoy the overcast conditions if the game continues.

Average 1st innings score:                                   

175 runs

Record of chasing teams:

60% of the matches have been won while batting first here in recent 5 matches.

NK vs Pakistan-A Injury Update:

(Will be added when there is an update)

NK vs Pakistan-A Probable XIs:

Northern Knights: Tim Seifert (WK), Jeet Raval, Ketene Clarke, Henry Cooper, Peter Bocock, Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Brett Hampton, Anurag Verma, Joe Walker, Brett Randell, Jake Gibson.

Bench: Jon Carter, James Baker, Scott Kuggeleijin.

Pakistan A: Rohail Nazir, Hussain Talat, Haider Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Harris Rauf, Wahab Riaz, Muhammad Hasnain, Musa Khan, Usman Qadir.

Bench: Khushdil Shah, Zeeshan Malik, Danish Aziz, Zafar Gohar.

NK vs PK-A Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:

Brett Randell was the highest wicket-taker of the domestic one-day tournament, he will be their main weapon against the visitors, he will be bowling in the initial phase and also in the death overs.

Jeet Raval is a spinning all-rounder, he opens the innings and bowls few overs of spin in the middle overs, he was in good recent form and can be productive with both bat and ball, and can even be used as a captaincy option in the grand leagues.

Haris Rauf, known for his Big Bash performances, has speed and variation to fool the batsmen in the shorter format of the game, he can take wickets in heaps and can be tried as captaincy option in grand leagues.

Iftikhar Ahmed has been the part of Pakistani international team in recent years, he is a hard-hitter explosive middle and death over batter, he can also roll his arms in the middle overs and provide breakthroughs.

NK vs Pakistan-ACaptain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain – Brett Randell, Iftikhar Ahmed.

Vice-Captain – Jeet Raval, Haris Rauf.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NK vs PK-A Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Keeper – Tim Seifert

BatsmenJeet Raval (VC), Haider Ali, Husain Talat

All-roundersIftikhar Ahmed (C), Anton Devcich, Scott Kuggeleijn

Bowlers –Haris Rauf, Wahab Riaz, Brett Randell, Usman Qadir

NK vs Pakistan-A, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips
NK vs Pakistan-A.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NK vs PK-A Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:

KeeperTim Seifert (C)

Batsmen – Jeet Raval, Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali

All-rounders – Iftikhar Ahmed, Anton Devich, Scott Kuggeleijin

Bowlers –Haris Rauf, Mohmmad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Brett Randell (VC)

NK vs Pakistan-A, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips
NK vs Pakistan-A.

NK vs Pakistan-A Expert Advice:

NK vs PK-A Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update – Pakistan A Tour of New Zealand 2020-21

The surface at Hamilton supports the batsmen more than the bowlers, overall it is a batting pitch. There will be overcast conditions, hence try to pick new ball bowlers.

NK vs Pakistan-A Probable Winners:

Both the teams are decent but Northern Knights have the home advantage and will be slightly favourite in this match.

Vicky Singh

Ex-National level Cricketer, Cricket Analyst & Fantasy Sports Expert.