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NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction 2nd test New Zealand vs Pakistan dream11 team Today 3rd January

NZ vs PAK today match prediction: Pakistan will be hoping to level the series in Christchurch where they have lost their only game they played in 2016.

On the other hand, New Zealand would be looking to seal the final spot of WTC.

Lets take a look at NZ vs PAK dream11 prediction

NZ vs PAK dream11 match today

In NZ vs PAK today match prediction, lets take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of both the sides.

Strengths

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New Zealand (NZ)

  • They have almost all their batsmen in form at the moment.
  • They look invincible in their home and are head and shoulders above all the visiting teams so far in the recent past.
  • They have the bowlers who are capable of bowling long dry spells even when there isn’t much going in their way.

Pakistan (PAK)

  • The grit and determination shown by the skipper Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam in the last day of 1st test should give them enough confidence going into the 2nd
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi is getting better with each passing game. He was impressive along with Faheem Ashraf with the ball.

Weaknesses

New Zealand (NZ)

  • The absence of Neil Wagner will hurt them big time.

Pakistan (PAK)

  • Their middle order looks fragile in the absence of Babar Azam and they would need a big score from any one of their top 3.

Form guide (Last 5 games)

NZ- WWWWW

PAK- LDDLW

Records at Christchurch (Test format)

NZ- 5 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw in 7 games

PAK- 1 loss in 1 game

NZ vs PAK playing11

NZ Playing 11

Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

PAK playing 11

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

NZ vs PAK prediction: Who will win today?

The odds are in favor of the home side New Zealand in NZ vs PAK who will win today match section

Bet365- NZ- 1.33, PAK- 6.00, Draw- 7.00

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

NZ vs PAK dream11 team prediction tips

In NZ vs PAK dream11 prediction, lets point out the players who can grab big points in fantasy leagues from both the sides

Kane Williamson: The #1 ranked test batsman in world cricket at the moment. He has been scoring buckets of runs across formats in a consistent manner. He scored a majestic century in the first test as well when his side was in trouble. He is a mandatory pick and can also be captained in small leagues.

Mohammad Rizwan: He is turning out to be a crisis man for Pakistan in the recent past. He has scored runs everywhere he has played so far. The beautiful aspect of his game is that he is getting runs under difficult circumstances. He was en route to take his team to safe waters in the 1st test before Kyle Jamieson broke his defense. He scored half centuries in both the innings in 1st test.

Tim Southee: The wicket is expected to assist swing bowlers to a great extent in Christchurch and Tim Southee is one guy who can exploit the conditions as good as anyone in the world. He merits a place in the fantasy team.

Kyle Jamieson: His test career so far has been nothing but a spectacle. He averages 49 with the bat and 14 with the ball which is unbelievable even if one considers a small sample size. He is a legit captaincy option in grand leagues.

Other picks: Trent Boult, BJ Watling, Tom Latham, Shaheen Afridi, and Fawad Alam can all be valuable picks.

Today NZ vs PAK match score: Team batting first will look to score in excess of 300.

Today match pitch report: As said earlier, the wicket will be assisting swing bowlers big time.

Who won 1st match: NZ won the game by 101 runs.

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