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| On Updated : Dec 17, 2020 6:21 PM IST

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for 1st T20I Match New Zealand vs Pakistan 19 December

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction : The Pakistan tour of New Zealand will commence with a T20I series on 18th December. Both the teams have an exciting bunch of talent in their squad, but the hosts certainly have an edge due to their last T20I series performance against West Indies. The New Zealand team has the experienced Guptill and Conway as their top-order batsmen. While Philips who was phenomenal against the West Indies will follow them to enhance the run-rate in the middle overs. The all-rounder Santner will lead the team and along with him, Neesham and Astle would like to maintain the same form as they have shown in the international and domestic circuit respectively. In the bowling department, Scott and Sodhi have been consistent for the team over the years and Bracewell will use his experience to help the team in crucial situations.

On the other side, the Pakistan team have a good mix of experienced and youngsters in the squad. The spinner Shadab Khan will lead the team in the absence of the injured Babar Azam. The bowling department has the likes of Shaheen Afridi and Riaz who have been impressive in the last couple of years for the team. Apart from them, Rauf and Imad will be a key support in pressure situations. While Hafeez and Haider Ali will form a core part of the batting unit and Talat will be played for stabilizing the team in middle-overs.

Match Info

1st T20I, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
New Zealand vs Pakistan
Date- Friday, 18th December, 2020
Time- 19:00PM (Local time)- 11:30AM (IST)
Stadium- Eden Park, Auckland

Last result at the venue- New Zealand 179/5(15.2) won by 5 wickets (Target-176 -D/L method) against West Indies 180/7(16)

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T20I Rankings:

NZ – 6
PAK- 4

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

PAK Team News

Pakistan has got a big blow, the captain of their team, Babar Azam has got injured, he broke his thumb during a practice session. Fakhar Zaman and Shoaib Malik weren’t picked up for the series. While Shadab Khan will lead the team and Hafeez forming the core part of the batting unit. The pace bowlers are in a good form and would like to maintain the same consistency. They won their last T20I series against Zimbabwe.

PAK Playing 11 (expected)

A Shafique
Haider Ali
Mohammad Hafeez
Khushdil Shah/ Hussain Talat
Mohammad Rizwan
Iftikhar Ahmed/ Faheem Ashraf
Shadab Khan (c)
Haris Rauf
Imad Wasim
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Wahab Riaz

NZ Team News

Ross Taylor has been left out of the squad and their streamline bowler Lockie Ferguson was ruled out with an injury. Munro hasn’t been picked either and is playing in the BBL. The players like Phillips, Conway and Seifert can make a good combination against the Pakistan team. The bowling combination is nearly confirmed with Blair Tickner one of the pacers in the NZ vs PAK Dream 11 Team prediction. The team won their last T20I series against West Indies 2-0.

NZ Playing 11 (expected)

Martin Guptill
Tim Seifert(w)
Glenn Phillips
Devon Conway
James Neesham
Mitchell Santner(c)
Todd Astle
Doug Bracewell
Scott Kuggeleijn
Ish Sodhi
Blair Tickner

NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction New Zealand will win this match. Pakistan will surely feel the absence of their star batsman and captain Babar Azam in the series. The Kiwis look strong against this Pakistani team. The top order looks strong and can trouble the opposition with its fierce batting attributes. Pakistan will have to see the best of batting from Khushdil Shah and Haider Ali, who are the backbone of this batting lineup. . It will be fascinating to see the bowling performance of both the teams in the NZ vs PAK Today match prediction.

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Captain, Differential Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips

Captain picks

G Phillips – A talented batsman who has been terrific in the shorT20 format of the game. He was the leading run-scorer with 130 runs in the last T20I series and has shown enough capability to be the captain of the NZ vs PAK Dream 11 prediction.
T20 Career Record- 2638 Runs, Bat. AVG. 32.17

M Hafeez- A player who has immense experience in international cricket is the top-most pick from the Pakistan team. Along with stabilizing, he has the ability to finish well in the death overs.
T20 Career Record- 6618 Runs, Bat. AVG. 25.85

H Ali- The batsmen who got a chance to make his debut for the Pakistan T20I team this year was impressive in his approach and can be a reliable player for your fantasy team as well.
T20 Career Record- 749 Runs, Bat. AVG. 29.96

Vice-Captain Picks

M Guptill- A player who is naturally suited for the shortest format of the game due to his style of batting can be a good vice-captain pick for the match. He has a knack of scoring valuable runs at the top-order for the team.
T20 Career Record- 7347 Runs AVG. 32.79

I Wasim- Often called as the bowling all-rounder, but he has the ability to be efficient at the death overs in the batting department as well.  With the right amount of experience and wicket-taking ability, he can be the vice-captain of your fantasy team.
T20 Career Record- 172 Wickets, Bowl. AVG. 25.16 and 1787 Runs, Bat.AVG. 19.42

D Bracewell- A player who has represented New Zealand in all formats of the game can be a good pick due to his form in the domestic circuit. He has a good ability to contribute in both departments.
T20 Career Record- 62 Wickets, Bowl. AVG 23.52 and 630 Runs AVG. 26.25

Differential Picks

D Conway- The player who was the second leading run-scorer of the New Zealand and West Indies bilateral series can be a good differential pick for your fantasy team.
T20 Career Record- 2327 Runs, Bat. AVG. 40.82

H Rauf- A talented bowler who has the ability to contain the opposition batsmen and pick key wickets in the death overs can be picked to have an edge over other competitors.
T20 Career Record- 78 Wickets, Bat. AVG 19.37

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Harshit Rathi @cricketharshit

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