In the continuation of Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand, they will now be playing the 2nd test match against New Zealand starting from this Sunday, 3rd of January.
NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2nd Test Details:
The 2nd match of the test series of Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand will see New Zealand facing off against Pakistan on 3rd of January at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 AM IST and the live score and commentary can be seen on Cricbuzz in India.
NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2nd Test Preview:
New Zealand won the first match of the test series and with that, they become the number one test side in the world, they achieved this feat for the first time in their cricketing history. Kane Williamson was the best batsman of that match, he scored 129 runs in the first innings of the match and helped his side to put up a gigantic score.
Pakistan, after their top-ordered failed, showed a lot of resilience led by their skipper himself, they took the game till the last season of the 5th day and almost denied a win to the Kiwis, but ultimately Santner plucked the last wicket and helped his side to achieve the test rank 1.
NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2nd Test Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to be around 14-19°C on the match day and the sky will be filled with overcast clouds and few showers are expected on day one.
NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2nd Test Pitch Report:
The pitch at the Hagley Oval is overall a bowling friendly one which helps the fast bowlers throughout the game, the new ball bowlers will enjoy the overcast conditions if the game continues.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
60% of the matches have been won while bowling first here in recent 5 matches.
NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2nd Test Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2nd Test Probable XIs:
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Michel Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Bolt, Daryl Mitchell
Bench: Neil Wagner, Will Young.
Pakistan: Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Abid Ali, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Yashir Shah, Mohammad Abba, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah
Bench: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sohail Khan, Imran Butt.
NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Kane Williamson is one of the finest test batsman going around in the modern era, he is in form and recently scored a century in the first innings of the first test match, he will once again be a crucial fantasy pick.
Tim Southe will be a key weapon in overcast conditions and also looking at the venue records, bowlers have done well. He can contribute with the bat as well and hence will be an excellent captaincy pick.
Trent Bolt, too, can swing the ball both ways and especially to the right-hander, he can be very destructive, he can take wickets in heaps and will be a good multiplier option in these sort of conditions.
Shaheen Afridi got the highest amount of swing in the first test, he even got more swing than the home bowlers, he will be a key threat for the kiwis.
NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Pakistan Tour of New Zealand 2nd Test Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Trent Boult, Kane Williamson
Vice-Captain – Shaheen Afridi, Tim Southee
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – BJ Watling (VC)
Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Azhar Ali
All-rounders – Faheem Ashraf, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers – Trent Boult (C), Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Shaheen Afridi, Yashir Shah
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen – Kane Williamson (VC), Henry Nicholls, Azhar Ali
All-rounders – Faheem Ashraf, Michell Santner, Fawad Alam
Bowlers – Trent Bolt, Tim Southee (C), Shaheen Afridi, Kyle Jamieson
NZ vs PAK Pakistan Tour of New Zealand Expert Advice:
The surface at Hagley Oval supports the bowlers more than the batsmen, overall it is a bowling pitch. Hence try to pick as many bowlers and middle-order batsmen and all-rounders for maximum fantasy points.
NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Pakistan Tour of New Zealand Probable Winners:
New Zealand is in great test cricket form. They have recently reached the 1st rank and have the home advantage. Hence, they will be favourite to win this match.