PAK vs NZ Prediction: Afghanistan defeated Scotland in a completely one-sided match yesterday. Afghanistan piled up a mammoth 190/4 in their quota of 20 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat first. All of the batters contributed admirably, with Najibullah leading the way with 59 runs. Two wickets were taken by Safyaan Sharif. Scotland was skittled out for a meager 60 runs in response, with the spinners wreaking havoc. Mujeeb ur Rehman took five wickets, with Rashid Khan taking four.
Pakistan are set to lock horns with New Zealand in the evening game at Sharjah. Pakistan head into this game following a morale-boosting 10 wicket win over arch-rivals India. This will be the first game for the Kiwis and they would want to start on a positive note.
PAK vs NZ Cricket Betting Tips
Pakistan vs New Zealand
Match 19, T20 World Cup
26 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
PAK vs NZ Head to Head: Pakistan have 14 wins compared to 10 victories by New Zealand.
PAK – 60%
NZ – 40%
Pakistan have played a lot of cricket in the UAE over the years and are well familiar with the conditions. New Zealand lost both of their warm-up games and will be low on confidence. Their middle-order might struggle against the spin. This pitch is tailor-made for Pakistan and they start as firm favorites in this encounter.
Bet365: PAK: 1.90; NZ: 1.90
Shadab Khan will enjoy bowling against a brittle New Zealand middle order. He has 59 wickets in 50 innings at an economy of 7.3. He is no slouch with the bat either and can launch some big shots.
We are tipping Mohammed Rizwan to shine in this game. He scored a solid unbeaten fifty in the game versus India. He has 1144 runs in 33 innings at a staggering average of 52.
Haris Rauf could prove to be a good differential for your PAK vs NZ Dream11 teams. He bowls at the death and has an express pace. He has 29 wickets in 22 innings.
PAK Playing XI
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
NZ Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
Although Afghanistan defied predictions and scored 190 on this wicket yesterday, it remains a bowler-friendly track. Spinners will get assistance while pacers would look to bowl their cutters and slower deliveries. Chasing should be the way forward on this wicket.
If PAK bats first: 160-170
If NZ bats first: 150-160
The temperature around sunrise at Sharjah is 26 degrees Celsius. It will be a bright sunny day ahead with a maximum temperature of 34 degrees by mid-day. The humidity levels reported in the morning hours at Sharjah are close to 80%. The sunset is at 05:42 PM local time. After sundown, as the match begins the temperature will be 31 degrees Celsius and will reduce to 29 degrees by the end. Humidity will be around 60-70%. It will feel like 35-33 degrees. There will be light winds with speeds of 10-20 KmPH. With clear skies at night, moderate amount of dew will be present in the second innings
WICKET-KEEPERS: D Conway, M Rizwan
BATSMEN: K Williamson, B Azam, F Zaman
ALL-ROUNDERS: M Hafeez, I Wasim, S Khan
BOWLERS: T Southee, I Sodhi, S Afridi
Captain choices: M Rizwan/ S Khan
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