Today Match Prediction NZ vs PAK, 1st T20I

New Zealand will be touring to the UAE for a complete series across formats against Pakistan who are leveraged with confidence after tormenting Australia in the recently concluded T20 and Test series. New Zealand will be playing 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 3 Tests in their desert safari tour.

When: 31st October, 09:30 PM IST

Where: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

The tour will kick-off with the first T20I which will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. New Zealand have named 3 different squads for the three different formats with Kane Williamson being the captain across the format. Pakistan, meanwhile, have named an unchanged squad which featured in the recently concluded T20I series against Australia.

 

Team News

  • Pakistan have named the same squad which featured in the T20 series against Australia.
  • New Zealand’s opening batsman Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the tour with a calf strain.

 

The Two Squads

New Zealand: Kane Williamson(c), Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Ajaz Patel, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Corey Anderson.

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Waqas Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Sahibzada Farhan, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Usman Khan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim.

 

Key Players

New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Colin de Grandhomme, Glenn Phillips, Tim Southee.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam.

 

So, who will win the match between New Zealand and Pakistan, let us dive into the match predictions and betting odds from the match NZ vs PAK?

 

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NZ vs PAK WHO WILL WIN?

  • According to the predictions made by Ladbrokes, odds in favour of Pakistan winning the game are 4/7 while for New Zealand winning the match are 11/8.
  • According to the predictions made by Betfair, odds in favour of Pakistan winning the game are 8/15 while for New Zealand winning the match are 6/4.