NZ vs PAK Prediction: After a comfortable victory over the visitors in the first T20I, New Zealand will once again host Pakistan for yet another T20I match in Seddon Park. This time, they have even boosted their eleven and will be led by their permanent captain Kane Williamson.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20I
Date & Time: 20 December 2020, 11:30 AM IST
Seddon Park, Auckland, New Zealand
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Wicket Keeper: Glenn Philips
Batsmen: Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Haider Ali
All Rounders: M Santner, J Neesham, S Khan, M Hafeez
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Suitable Captaincy Choice: Shaheen Afridi, Kane Williamson
Suitable VC Choices: Trent Boult, Shadab Khan
Bet365- NZ- 1.44, PAK- 2.75
Betway- NZ- 1.40, PAK- 2.62
Prominent betting sides are predicting New Zealand to win this match comfortably.
New Zealand to win this match
New Zealand is a dominant side at home. They showed that once again in the last series against West Indies. Even in the absence of Williamson and Boult, they performed way ahead of the visitors in the last few T20Is. This is expected to continue even against Pakistan, who miss the services of Babar Azam. So New Zealand is expected to win the match as per NZ vs PAK today match prediction.
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Head to Head (overall)
Head to Head (in NZ)
Head to Head (In Seddon Park)
Many changes are expected in the New Zealand line-up. They will be boosted with the addition of captain Kane Williamson. And moreover, their pace battery which played the Test series against West Indies is also available for selection. Hence, both Kyle Jameison and Trent Boult will be in action today. Despite the loss, Pakistan is not expected to make any changes to their line-up.
NZ Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Tim Seifert, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Kyle Jameison, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn
PAK Playing XI: Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Seddon Park, like any other ground in New Zealand, is a high scoring ground. With smaller ground dimensions in place, a high scoring encounter is predicted. And rightly so it is better to have a score in mind. So chasing is preferred on this batsmen’s paradise. A light shower is forecasted and hence we may not get the full 40 overs of play.
If New Zealand bats first: 170-180
If Pakistan bats first: 150-160
Players who are expected to perform well as per NZ vs PAK Dream11 Teams
NZ- Devon Conway
This man has literally earned his spot by racking up tons of runs in the domestic circuit. He was the leading run-scorer in Super Smash, where he racked up 543 runs. He also impressed with scores of 41(29) and 65*(37) in the two T20Is that he played against West Indies.
PAK- Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez is the main Pakistan batsman to look forward to in this encounter. He has scored 865 T20 runs from 26 innings at an average of 48.06 in this calendar year.
Other prominent Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Glenn Philips, Haider Ali
NZ- Trent Boult
He was at his best-ever T20 form in the recently concluded IPL, where he picked up 25 wickets from just 15 matches. Expect him to continue the same form.
PAK- Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen is one of the most dangerous bowlers in the present era. He has picked up 48 wickets in this calendar year at an economy of 7.45.
Other prominent Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Kyle Jameison, Shadab Khan
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