PAK vs NZ Today Match Prediction for Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI – Who Will Win PAK vs NZ match?

Updated on: Jan 9, 2023 10:54 am IST

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand

    After a enthralling Test series between the two, Pakistan and New Zealand are are set to lock horns with each other in three-match ODI series. The first game will be played on 9th January followed by second and third game to be played on 11th and 13th. All the three games will be played in Karachi and the series will be extremely important in context of ICC ODI Super League.

    PAK vs NZ Match Details

    Fixture Name: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI
    Competition: New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022/23
    Date: 9th January 2022
    Time: 3:00 PM IST
    Ground: National Stadium Karachi, Karachi

    PAK vs NZ Pitch Report

    The pitch in Karachi is a batting paradise and it has been one of the best decks do to play cricket. The average first innings score at this venue is 254, which dips down to 212 in the second innings. There will be help for spinners as well. The venue so far has hosted 52 games, with 24 being won by teams batting first and 26 by teams bowling first, which suggests that captain winning the toss would want to ball first. The Test series was played at the same venue and it saw both the teams posting mammoth total on the board.

    RECENT FORM

    Pakistan – W W W W W
    New Zealand – L L W NR NR

    PAK vs NZ Probable Playing XIs

    Pakistan:

    Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (Wk), Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain

    New Zealand:

    Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee,Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi

    PAK vs NZ Probable Top Performers

    Probable Best Batter

    Babar Azam– Stats in ODI

    Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is expected to be the best batter in the first ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand. The right-hander has been in staggering form in the ODIs and finished year 2022 amongst the leading run scorer. His stats are exceptional too as he has 4664 runs to his name.

    Matches

    Runs

    Average

    100s/50s

    H/S

    92

    4664

    59.79

    17/22

    158

    Probable Best Bowler

    Tim Southee– Stats in Tests

    New Zealand pacer Tim Southee is expected to best bowler in the first ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand. Him being the veteran, it is likely that he trouble Pakistani batters. His ability to extract swing with the new ball and also control runs at death. He has 204 wickets in 151 games.

    Matches

    Wickets

    Average

    5W

    Best

    151

    204

    33.74

    3

    7/64

    PAK vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Pakistan and New Zealand

    • Pakistan will be coming into the game on the back of 5 consecutive wins.
    • Kane Williamson will return as a captain for New Zealand in ODIs after being as a player in Test series
    • Pakistan recalled Haris Sohail and Fakhar Zaman for ODI series.
    • Matt Henry has been ruled out of the series.
    • According to the PAK vs NZ today match prediction, PAK is the favorite to win this match.

    PAK vs NZ Head to Head Test Record

    Matches Played

    PAK Won

    NZ Won

    104

    55

    48

    Today’s Match Prediction: Pakistan to win the match

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