NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for New Zealand vs Pakistan Dream11 Team

Updated on: Jan 11, 2024 12:00 pm IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction 1st T20I

New Zealand are all set to lock horns with Pakistan in the first T20I match on Friday. The Eden Park in Auckland will host this contest at 11:40 AM IST.

New Zealand vs Pakistan – 1st T20I
12 January, 11:40 AM IST
Eden Park, Auckland

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

This game will be the first of the five-match series as both teams will kickstart the preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup. New Zealand’s second-string team recently played a T20I series against Bangladesh and managed to draw 1-1. Meanwhile, this series will start a new chapter in Pakistan’s T20 journey under the captainship of Shaheen Afridi. After a horrible ODI World Cup campaign, a lot has changed in Pakistan cricket and this series will be a fresh start for them. Both teams will be looking forward to the challenge as they will try to win this game and begin the series on a high.

Form Guide

New Zealand W NR L W W
Pakistan – L L W L NR

Eden Park Pitch Report

It is a batting paradise as the wicket is flat and hard. The boundaries are not that big and the batters could play their shots through the line. While the pacers will get some extra pace and bounce off the surface, it would be tough for them to contain the batters here.
The average score batting first here is 170. Meanwhile, the team chasing has won 14 of the 25 matches here and the team batting first has won 11 matches.

Last result at the venue

Sri Lanka (196/5 in 20 overs) defeated New Zealand (196/8 in 20 overs) in the Super Over – 2 April 2023

NZ Playing 11

  1. Devon Conway
  2. Tim Seifert
  3. Kane Williamson (C)
  4. Daryl Mitchell
  5. Glenn Phillips
  6. Mark Chapman
  7. Mitchell Santner
  8. Matt Henry
  9. Ben Sears/Tim Southee
  10. Adam Milne
  11. Ish Sodhi

New Zealand Team News

  • New Zealand have announced a 13-man squad for the first match.
  • Lockie Ferguson is not a part of the squad for the first two matches.

NZ Key Players

Kane Williamson Stats

Last 5 T20I performances Performances against Pakistan in T20Is T20I Batting Average in New Zealand T20I Scores at the Eden Park Captain or Vice-captain choice
61, 46, 61, 40, 8 584 runs in 19 matches 39.06 14, 51, 20, 9, 1

Daryl Mitchell Stats

Last 5 T20I innings Runs against Pakistan in T20I T20I Batting Average in New Zealand T20I Scores at the Eden Park Captain or Vice-captain choice
1, 18*, 14, 14, 8 151 runs in 7 matches 19.23  66, 11, 1

PAK Playing 11

  1. Mohammad Rizwan
  2. Saim Ayub
  3. Babar Azam
  4. Fakhar Zaman
  5. Azam Khan
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Aamer Jamal
  8. Shaheen Afridi
  9. Haris Rauf
  10. Usama Mir
  11. Abrar Ahmed

Pakistan Team News

  • Pakistan have announced a 17-man squad for this series.
  • Saim Ayub is expected to open the batting alongside Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam is set to play at number three for Pakistan.

PAK Key Players

Mohammad Rizwan Stats

Last 5 T20I innings Runs against New Zealand in T20Is T20I Batting Average in New Zealand T20I Performances at the Eden Park Captain or Vice-captain choice
98*, DNB, 6, 50, 8 438 runs in 14 matches 41.62 17

Fakhar Zaman Stats

Last 5 T20I innings Runs against New Zealand in T20Is T20I Batting Average in New Zealand T20I Performances at the Eden Park Captain or Vice-captain choice
DNB, 17, 0, 47, 20 209 runs in 10 matches 33.00  50

Who will win Today’s match between New Zealand and Pakistan?

  • New Zealand have lost only one of their last five matches.
  • Pakistan have won only one of their last five matches.
  • Both teams have won two matches each in the last five meetings against each other.
  • Pakistan are a beast when it comes to T20 cricket. They have a few specialists in their squad and have the quality to trouble the Kiwis. Furthermore, they always have troubled New Zealand in the shortest format of the game.

As per our prediction, Pakistan are expected to win this match.

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: D Conway, M Rizwan, A Khan

Batsmen: K Williamson, B Azam, D Mitchell

All-rounder: M Santner, A Jamal

Bowlers: S Afridi, H Rauf, M Henry

Who are the Best Captain Options for NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Kane Williamson and Mohammad Rizwan

For Grand League, Mega Contest: Devon Conway and Shaheen Afridi

What are NZ vs PAK Fantasy Tips?

  • The surface is a batting paradise. Hence, do not miss out on the top-order batter from both sides in your SL teams.
  • You could pick pacers from both sides in the GL teams to maximize the situation if the pacers manage to dominate the proceedings in Auckland.
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