| On Updated : Dec 25, 2020 3:30 PM IST

NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction 1st test New Zealand vs Pakistan dream11 team Today 26 December

NZ vs PAK today match prediction: New Zealand will be looking to seal the finalists spot in WTC with a whitewash here against Pakistan. They look invincible in their home and no team looks even remotely matched up to win against them.

Their bowling quartet is a nightmare to any batting order around the world and on favorable conditions, opposition batsmen have no clue on how to handle them.

Lets take a look at NZ vs PAK dream11 prediction

NZ vs PAK dream11 match today

In NZ vs PAK today match prediction lets point out the strengths and weaknesses of both the teams.

Strengths

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New Zealand (NZ)

  • Tom Latham and Kane Williamson are batting beautifully at the moment
  • The arrival of Kyle Jamieson has made their pace attack even more lethal.
  • They just don’t have a weakness when playing in their own den.

Pakistan (PAK)

  • They are going into the series with promising fast bowlers for one more time and all the pacers are capable of destroying the batsmen in favorable conditions.
  • Mohammad Rizwan batted brilliantly in England and he will be looking to continue his form in this series as well.

Weaknesses

New Zealand (NZ)

  • The fringe opener in Will Young can be the only chink in their otherwise strong setup.

Pakistan (PAK)

  • Their batting is in terrible state without Babar Azam.
  • The inexperienced fast bowlers that Pakistan have is always a double edged sword.

Form guide (Last 5 games)

NZ- WWWWL

PAK- DDLWW

Records at Bay Oval (Test format)

NZ- 1 win in 1 game

PAK- Yet to play a game in Bay Oval

NZ vs PAK playing11

NZ Playing 11

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner/Tom Blundell/Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

PAK playing 11

Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Fawad Alam, Imran Butt/Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Yasir Shah

NZ vs PAK prediction: who will win today?

In NZ vs PAK who will win today match section, the odds are in favor of the mighty home side in New Zealand according to the betting sites.

Bet365- NZ- 1.33, PAK- 6.50, Draw- 6.50

Betway- NZ- 1.33, PAK- 6.00, Draw- 6.50

NZ vs PAK dream11 team prediction tips

Lets take a look at some important players for fantasy teams in NZ vs PAK dream11 prediction section

Kane Williamson: He would walk into any fantasy team at the moment. A real captain candidate for grand leagues and small leagues unless one want to gamble. He is at his peak of his career. He scored 251 runs in a single test match against WI just weeks ago.

Kyle Jamieson: The new sensation has been a vital cog in NZ's recent test series victories over West Indies and India. He picked 11 wickets against West Indies and contributed with bat as well. He can be a very good pick

Tim Southee: The veteran bowler looked in top rhythm against West Indies with the red cherry in hand. His new ball bursts can be deadly which might fetch him a handful of wickets.

Azhar Ali: The only senior statesman in the team at the moment. In the absence of Babar Azam, Azhar Ali has to hold one end and accumulate runs. He scored a half century in the 1st innings in the practice game as well.

Other picks: Shan Masood, Tom Latham, Mohammad Abbas, and Henry Nicholls can all be good picks.

Today NZ vs PAK score: The average first innings score on this ground is around 350.

Today match pitch report: Since only one game has happened at this venue to date, it will be difficult to predict the nature of the wicket. Going by recent trends, the wicket should have a decent amount of grass covering.

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