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

Updated on: Dec 25, 2022 8:52 pm IST

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand

    In what will be another historic series, Pakistan is all set to host New Zealand for the two-match series. The first game will be a Boxing Day Test match that will be played on 26th December in Karachi. The second match between the cricketing heavyweights is slated to take place at the same venue on 2nd January.

    PAK vs NZ Match Details

    Fixture Name: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test
    Competition: New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022/23
    Date: 26th December 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.

    RECENT FORM

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

    PAK vs NZ Probable Playing XIs

    Pakistan:

    Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (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

    Kane Williamson– Stats in Tests 

    Kane Williamson is likely to be the best batter in the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand. The right-hander probably has been one of the best batters going in the World cricket and with flat decks expected in Pakistan, it is likely that he will shine. His stats are amazing as well as he has 7368 runs in 88 games.

    Matches Runs Average 100s/50s H/S
    88 7368 52.63 24/33 251

    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. His stats in two games are sensational as he has taken 17 wickets.

    Matches Wickets Average 5W 10W Best 
    2 17 27.81 1 1 7/114

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

    • Pakistan will be eager to comeback as they suffered a disappointing 3-0 whitewash against England at home. Whereas New Zealand on the other hand also suffered a defeat in their last series.
    • Kane Williamson has stepped down as the skipper of Test team and it’ll be first series for him after a while as a player.
    • Tim Southee has been named as the skipper and it’ll be first series as a full time Test captain.
    • Pakistan added Mir Hamza, Sajid Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani to their squad recently.
    • 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
    60 25 14 21

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

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