NZ vs PAK Dream11 Match Prediction | Who Will Win Today Match
Abu Dhabi, November 16 at 11:30 AM IST
Pakistan and New Zealand have a go at each other in the first of three Tests in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Pakistan are favourites, coming into the series confident after a good run in the red-ball game in recent times. In the past year, they've trumped Ireland in Ireland, drew a Test series in England and defeated Australia 1-0 in UAE.
New Zealand, on the other hand, have played some competitive cricket on the tour although the results have not gone their way. The big question, however, is if they can apply pressure on Pakistan for more than a day or two to make a contest out of it.
It will be partly cloudy in Abu Dhabi for certain periods in the next few days in which case there could be something for the fast bowlers. There will be a decent purchase out of the pitch for the spinners.
Last Test result at the venue: Pakistan 282 & 400/9d defeat Australia 145 & 164 – Oct. 16-18 2018, 2nd Test of the Australia tour of United Arab Emirates 2018
Here's how the two sides may lineup for Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test.
New Zealand Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – BJ Watling/Tom Blundell
Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor (Doubt: Henry Nicholls)
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Tim Southee/Neil Wagner/Matt Henry, Two out of Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi and William Somerville
Pakistan Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmed
Batsmen – Asad Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail
All-rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Bilal Asif
Bowlers – Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Shah Afridi
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Jeet Raval, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, William Somerville, Tim Southee, BJ Watling (wk), Ross Taylor and Neil Wagner.
Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Asad Shafiq, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hafeez, Saad Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Yasir Shah, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf and Haris Sohail.
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The experienced duo of Asad Shafiq and Mohammad Hafeez could be the most difficult batsmen for the tourists to get rid of. Phenomenal Mohammad Abbas alongside Yasir Shah and Bilal Asif would make quite potent bowling attack.
New Zealand would be banking on captain Kane Williamson and in-form Ross Taylor to inspire the batting unit. Trent Boult will be key to the Kiwi bowling.
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