NZ vs PAK Prediction: The visitors Pakistan will once again face the new number one ranked Test team New Zealand, for the second and last Test match of the series. The match is once again expected to be a one-sided affair as New Zealand are dominant at home turf.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test
Date & Time: 03 January 2021, 03:30 AM IST
Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Wicket Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Shan Masood/ Fawad Alam, Tom Latham, Henry Nichols/ Ross Taylor
All Rounders: M Santner
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Shaheen Afridi, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson
Suitable Captaincy Choice: Shaheen Afridi, Kane Williamson
Suitable VC Choices: Kyle Jameison, Tim Southee
Bet365- NZ- 1.33, PAK- 6.00, Draw- 7.00
Betway- NZ – 1.33, PAK- 6.00, Draw- 6.50
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 haven’t lost a home Test in the last 16 matches that they have played. Moreover, if they manage to win or draw this test, then it would be their eighth straight home series win. So New Zealand is expected to win the match as per NZ vs PAKtoday match prediction.
If you are in for online cricket betting, place your money on New Zealand.
Head to Head (overall)
Head to Head (in NZ)
Head to Head (in NZ since 2010)
New Zealand has suffered a big blow as their main pacer Neil Wagner has suffered an injury to his toe. Pacer Matt Henry will replace him in the eleven. Pakistan on the other hand is not expected to make any changes to their eleven despite the loss in the first match. Babar Azam is still unavailable for selection.
NZ Playing XI: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
PAK Playing XI: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Yasir Shah
Hagley Oval offers much more assistance to the pacers than what the pitch in Mount Maunganui offered. hence a lively wicket is expected. Any team who wins the toss is expected to choose to bat first on this pitch.
Players who are expected to perform well as per NZ vs PAKDream11 Teams
NZ- Kane Williamson
He is right now the World’s number one ranked Test batsman. He is right now at the peak of his form. Expect yet another Kane masterclass in Christchurch.
PAK- Fawad Alam
He looked mighty impressive in the first match and almost took his team to a position well enough to draw the Test. He is the Pakistani batsman to invest thre money in.
Other prominent Batsmen: Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan.
NZ- Tim Southee
With Wagner out with injury, Southee is expected to lead the charge with the ball. Moreover, he is a beast in home conditions.
PAK- Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen holds the key for Pakistan’s chances in this match. He is right now in the best of his forms. The Hagley Oval pitch is expected to suit his style of bowling. He is the ideal captaincy choice from Pakistan for fantasy cricket.
Other prominent Bowlers: Trent Boult, Kyle Jameison, Mohamad Abbas
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