PAK vs NZ Today Match Prediction for Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test – Who Will Win PAK vs NZ match?

Updated on: Jan 1, 2023 12:15 pm IST

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand

    Pakistan and New Zealand are currently locking horns in the two-match series. The first game of the series saw getting end in a draw. It was a game that saw players of both the sides fighting till the very end and giving their everything to get the result but bad light forced game to end early.

    PAK vs NZ Match Details

    Fixture Name: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test
    Competition: New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022/23
    Date: 2nd January 2022
    Time: 10:30 AM 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 304, which raises to 329 in the second innings. However, there’s a drastic dip in the third and fourth innings as the average score at the venue in the last two innings is 261 and 157 respectively. Spinners will come into play right from the Day 1 and can boss the game as well. The venue so far has hosted 45 games, with 7 being won by teams batting first and 18 by teams bowling first, which suggests that captain winning the toss would want to ball first. The first game was played at the same venue and it saw both the teams posting mammoth total on the board.

    RECENT FORM

    Pakistan –  L L L D
    New Zealand – L L L D

    PAK vs NZ Probable Playing XIs

    Pakistan:

    Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Sarfaraz Khan (wk), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Abrar Ahmed

    New Zealand:

    Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (c), Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner

    PAK vs NZ Probable Top Performers

    Probable Best Batter

    Babar Azam– Stats in Tests

    Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is expected to be the best batter in the second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand. The right-hander has been in staggering form in the Tests and finished year 2022 as a leading run scorer. His stats are exceptional too as he has 3645 runs to his name.

    Matches

    Runs

    Average

    100s/50s

    H/S

    46

    3645

    49.26

    9/26

    196

    Probable Best Bowler

    Abrar Ahmed – Stats in Tests

    Pakistan new spin sensation Abrar Ahmed is likely to be the best bowler. He was the pick for the hosts in the series against England, who struggled against him. He continued his  fine form as he took fifer in the first game against New Zealand. His stats in two games are sensational as he has taken 23 wickets.

    Matches

    Wickets

    Average

    5W

    10W

    Best

    2

    23

    30.0

    2

    1

    7/114

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

    • Pakistan came under a lot of scanner after first game ended in a draw. They would be eager to assert their authority and make a strong comeback in the second game.
    • Kane Williamson as a player played first Test after a while and scored double hundred. He would be looking to continue his red hot form and script history.
    • Tim Southee’s stint as the full tint captain of the team started well as his side displayed a staggering performance in first game.
    • Pakistan added Mir Hamza, Sajid Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani to their squad ahead of the first game.
    • According to the PAK vs NZ today match prediction, NZ is the favorite to win this match.

    PAK vs NZ Head to Head Test Record

    Matches Played

    PAK Won

    NZ Won

    Draw

    61

    25

    14

    22

    Today’s Match Prediction: New Zealand to win the match

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