: On October 8, Pakistan and New Zealand will square off against each other in the second match of the Twenty20 International Tri-Series to be held in Christchurch. The three sides are now in their final phase of preparation before competing in the T20 World Cup in Australia.

NZ vs PAK: Match Details  

Match: NZ vs PAK 2nd T20, New Zealand T20I Tri-Series

Venue: Hagley Oval in Christchurch

Time: 11:30 AM

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2022

NZ vs PAK: Match Overview

Due to a fracture in one of his fingers, New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell will not be participating in the upcoming tri-series. Although the hosts will be concerned about his fitness leading up to the Twenty20 World Cup, they have a plethora of options available to them in the all-rounder category for this tri-series.

It sounds like James Neesham is revved up and ready to go. The batting all-rounder has turned in some impressive performances in domestic cricket in a number of different countries around the world. Mitchell Santner, a bowling all-rounder who can also bat, is an essential component of New Zealand’s bowling attack in Twenty20 cricket. Even though he is a good hitter, it is his bowling in the middle overs that helps limit the number of runs that are scored.

Pakistan defeated Bangladesh on the back of some impressive bowling performances from Mohammad Wasim Jr., Dahani, and Mohammad Nawaz.

There is no question about Pakistan’s prowess with the bowling ball, but their lack of consistency in the middle order might develop into a significant problem in the future. This match will be crucial from the perspective of finding other match-winners apart from Rizwan.

NZ vs PAK: Team Preview

New Zealand

The most recent T20 International matches played in New Zealand were won by the home team four times. The Blackcaps have only suffered one Twenty20 International defeat so far in 2022. Even though the players must be feeling confident going into this tri-series, they haven’t faced any particularly challenging competition so far this season.

New Zealand played a Twenty20 International series in Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands before traveling to the West Indies, where they won the series 2-1. New Zealand really must play Pakistan before going to Australia because Pakistan is a formidable opponent. Williamson will look to test out a variety of lineups in an effort to discover the best eleven players possible.

Mark Chapman is a young player with a bright future as an all-rounder, and it seems likely that he will be included in the playing XI for this tri-series. Along with wicket-keeper batsman Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips, he is going to be an important player to keep an eye on. In the New Zealand system, there is no shortage of players who can make massive hits.

There are a lot of hitters for New Zealand who are capable of stepping up and finishing the game for them. Kane Williamson, who is a dependable captain for the team, is always playing in the middle order for them. The knowledge and form that experienced opener Martin Guptill brings to the crease at this point will also be extremely important for New Zealand.

The bowling assault for New Zealand is the most dangerous component of their team. For Pakistan, the combination of Southee, Boult, and the lightning-fast Ferguson will be a force to be reckoned with.


First up for Pakistan was a victory over Bangladesh, a match in which their bowlers kept Bangladesh from ever gaining the upper hand in the contest. In a Twenty20 international, a goal score of 168 runs might not appear to be too ambitious; but, Pakistan possesses a high-quality bowling attack that can make things interesting.

Mohammad Wasim Jr., Shahanawaz Dahani, and Mohammad Nawaz were very impressed with the ball as Pakistan defended a total of par. The young Pakistani quicks will get their truest test, however, in this encounter against New Zealand.

The fact that Babar Azam scored 22 runs with a strike rate of 88.50 during Pakistan’s first innings at this venue cannot be ignored, despite the fact that Pakistan’s first innings total was higher than usual. Even more troubling is the cavalier manner in which Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Asif Ali were fired.

When it comes to having an effect, Pakistan’s middle order has almost completely disappeared into the background. Rizwan almost always leads the Pakistani batting innings single-handedly, while the middle-order batters go largely unrecognized.

Inconsistency on the part of Babar would be like rubbing salt into open wounds. In the current match against New Zealand, Pakistan’s best hope lies with Shan Masood, who bats at number 3. He will be an important player to keep an eye on.

NZ vs PAK: Probable playing XI

New Zealand

Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson


Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shahnawaz Dahani, Haris Rauf

NZ vs PAK: Toss Prediction

The coin toss is a vital part of each game in the series and could prove to be crucial in determining who wins this particular match. According to our prediction, the team that wins the coin toss will have the option of bowling first.

NZ vs PAK: Weather Report

The batters and bowlers can both benefit from the pitch because of its velocity and the bounce that it gets off the surface. The sun is forecast to shine, and the temperature is forecast to peak at 16 degrees Celsius.

NZ vs PAK: Pitch Report

All of the matches for this tri-series will be held at the Hagley Oval, which is located in Christchurch. Although there haven’t been many high-scoring Twenty20 matches played at this venue, one that has a score of 170 or more is likely to be scored considering the caliber of both batting lineups and the strength of both teams.

NZ vs PAK: Pre-play predictions

Best Batter: Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Best Bowler: Haris Rauf (Pakistan), Trent Boult (New Zealand)

All-rounder: Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan), James Neesham (New Zealand)

Player of the Match: Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

NZ vs PAK: Who will win?

When it comes to winning matches, Pakistan is dependent on their bowlers and their top order. One of these top-order batsmen is the only one who is trustworthy and consistent, and the young quicks don’t have a lot of experience between them. The home team consists of some of the biggest names in Twenty20 cricket, including players who are able to smash the long ball and also take early wickets with the new ball. Overall, it appears that New Zealand has a significant advantage in this competition, and as a result, they will be our pick to win the match prediction.

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