PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Picks for Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test

Updated on: Jan 1, 2023 11:22 am IST

  • PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team

    PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team: Pakistan is ready to lock horns with the visiting New Zealand team in the second and final Test match scheduled to start from 2 January, 2023 at the National Stadium in Karachi. The opening Test match between both these teams on the same venue ended in a high-scoring draw where Pakistani captain Babar Azam scored a brilliant hundred while former New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson notched up a wonderful double century. Both the teams will now be looking forward to produce a result in this PAK vs NZ 2023 2nd Test to take a lead and win the two-match Test series.

    PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team Fantasy Picks

    1. Kane Williamson

    Former New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson looked in an amazing touch with the bat during the first Test match against Pakistan. While chasing Pakistan’s first innings total of 438 runs, Williamson composed his innings excellently well and went on to register a massive knock of 200 runs that included 21 fours and 1 six. This was his fifth double hundred in the longest format of the game which also includes as many as 33 half-centuries and 25 hundreds. The right-handed Kiwi batsman has now notched up more than 7500 runs from 89 Test matches at an average of over 54.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    89 7568 54.06 33/25 200*, 31 & 48, 2 & 15, 18 & 24

    2. Babar Azam

    Pakistan captain Babar Azam batted really well during the first innings of the PAK vs NZ opening Test match in Karachi. The right-handed solid batsman played an excellent innings of 161 runs that consisted of 15 fours and 1 six. This was the 9th hundred in Test cricket for Babar which follows up with a total of 26 fifties. He also had an incredible series with the bat against England recently where he scored close to 350 runs from as many as 3 Test matches. The Pakistani skipper has mustered a total of 3645 runs from as many as 46 Test matches at a fine average of nearly 50.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    46 3645 49.26 26/9 161 & 14, 54 & 78, 75 & 1, 136 & 4, 81, 16, 55, 119, 67, 55

    3. Tom Latham

    New Zealand’s senior opening batsman Tom Latham once again got his team off to a stupendous start during the first innings of the previous Test against Pakistan. While chasing 438 runs, both Latham and Devon Conway batted superbly well as a pair to counter the Pakistani pacers and spinners as they stitched up a massive opening stand of 183 runs. The Kiwi left-hander scored a brilliant innings of 113 runs that consisted of as many as 10 boundaries. In his Test career, Tom Latham has notched up more than 4700 runs at an average of over 40 that includes a total of 23 fifties and 13 hundreds.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    69 4771 41.49 23/13 113 & 35*, 76 & 0, 4 & 26, 14 & 1

    4. Imam-ul-Haq

    Pakistan’s young opener Imam-ul-Haq has contributed with a lot of crucial innings during his short Test career so far. In the opening Test match against New Zealand, he batted incredibly well under pressure having notched a beautiful knock of 96 runs in the second innings to help his team take over the first innings lead set by the visitors. Imam also scored a sensational century during the first Test against England recently. The southpaw opening batsman has smashed 1322 runs from as many as 19 Test matches at an average of close to 40 that consists of 6 fifties and 3 centuries.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    19 1322 38.88 6/3 24 & 96, 60 & 0, 48 & 121, 32 & 49

    5. Daryl Mitchell 

    After a staggering form in the English conditions, New Zealand’s middle-order batsman Daryl Mitchell had a fine outing in his first-ever sub-continent tour. He played an aggressive knock of 42 runs that came off 47 balls and included 7 fours and 1 six. He stitched a crucial 65-run partnership alongside Kane Williamson for the fourth wicket. Mitchell had a record-breaking run during the last Test series in England where he was the leading run-getter during the three-match Test series as he composed a sensational total of nearly 550 runs at a phenomenal average of more than 107 that included as many as 3 centuries.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    13 983 61.44 5/4 42, 109 & 56, 190 & 62*, 108 & 13

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    26 – 30 December, 2022 1st Test Pakistan vs New Zealand 10:30 AM IST Karachi Match drawn
    3 – 7 January, 2023 2nd Test Pakistan vs New Zealand 10:30 AM IST Multan
    10 January, 2023 (Tuesday) 1st ODI Pakistan vs New Zealand 3 PM IST Karachi
    12 January, 2023 (Thursday) 2nd ODI Pakistan vs New Zealand 3 PM IST Karachi
    14 January, 2023 (Saturday 3rd ODI Pakistan vs New Zealand 3 PM IST Karachi

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