Catch all the Dream11 Predictions, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of the first T20I between New Zealand and Pakistan.
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Match Details:
New Zealand will be taking on Pakistan in the 1st T20 at Eden Park, Auckland on 18th December. The game is scheduled to begin at 11:30 AM IST.
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Match Preview:
Pakistan is currently the 4th ranked T20I team in the World while New Zealand is standing at the 6th position. The series promises to be a thriller with batting as well as bowling firepowers in both the squads. With the unavailability of Babar Azam, Pakistan will bank on their young guns to challenge the Kiwis on their home soil. Both the teams will take on each other for the 1st of 3-match T20I bilateral series at Eden Park, Auckland on Friday.
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Weather Report:
The temperature in Auckland is expected to hover around 20°C, with 73% humidity and 21 km/hr wind speed in North-Eastern direction. There are 10% chances of rain-interruptions during the game.
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Pitch Report:
The surface at Eden Park is a batting paradise and a high score of around 200 can be expected in the first match. The pacers will come in handy at the death and spinners will need to toil hard for wickets on this surface.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
WON – 13, LOST – 13, TIED – 2
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Injury Update:
Babar Azam will be unavailable for the entire T20I series due to thumb fracture during the practice session.
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Probable XIs:
New Zealand: Tim Seifert (WK), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner (C), Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Doug Bracewell
Bench: Todd Astle, Blair Tickner
Pakistan: Mohd Rizwan (WK), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Bench: Musa Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Hussain Talat
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Top Picks to consider in your Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Martin Guptill, the 13th ranked T20I batsman in the World, has muscled 2575 runs in 87 innings and has struck 15 half-centuries and 2 centuries in this format. Mitchell Santner, the 7th ranked T20I bowler in the World, has hunted 54 wickets at an average of 21.7 and has also made 313 runs with the bat.
Shadab Khan, the 12th ranked T20I bowler and the current skipper of Pakistan T20I team has picked 53 wickets in this format so far and has improved by a fair margin in his batting as well. Devon Conway, the attacking left-hander, is in excellent form and will be hoping for a great T20I series with the bat.
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Captain and Vice-Captain choices:
Captain – Mohammad Hafeez, Martin Guptill
Vice-Captain – Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Jimmy Neesham
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert
Batsmen – Devon Conway, Haider Ali, Martin Guptill (vc)
All-Rounders – Jimmy Neesham, Mohammad Hafeez (c), Shadab Khan
Bowlers – Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Shaheen Afridi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tim Seifert
Batsmen – Devon Conway (vc), Martin Guptill, Haider Ali
All-Rounders – Jimmy Neesham (c), Mohammed Hafeez, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn
Bowlers – Doug Bracewell, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Expert Advice:
The surface is a batting-friendly one so stack your team with top-order batters, along with handy all-rounders. Expect a massive flow of runs if New Zealand bats first.
NZ vs PAK 1st T20I Probable Winners:
New Zealand is expected to win this match considering the firepower they possess in their squad and the unavailability of Pakistan’s star batter Babar Azam.