NZ vs PAK, 2nd T20I Match, New Zealand T20I Tri-Series, Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
New Zealand T20I Tri-Series, 2022
NZ vs PAK, 2nd Match
New Zealand will host Pakistan in the 2nd match of the T20 Tri-Series 2022. The match is scheduled at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Saturday, October 07. New Zealand will play their first match of this tournament having the home advantage.
Pakistan are coming into this match after a straight win against Bangladesh by 21 runs. Opener Mohammad Rizwan as usual is in great touch as he scored 78 runs off just 50 balls and anchored the innings to a total of 167 runs. Taskin Ahmed picked two wickets from the opponents’ side.
In the second half, Yasir Ali and Litton Das played important knocks of 42 and 35 runs by falling short by 21 runs at the end to lose the match. Mohammad Wasim Jr and Mohammad Nawaz were the star of the show as they picked three and two wickets respectively to restrict the flow of runs.
Match: NZ vs PAK, 2nd Match, New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022
Date: Saturday, October 08, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
The pitch at the Hagley Oval is a batting-friendly surface and is expected to assist the batting side. Pacers might get some help as the game progresses towards the concluding half of the match and spinners may find their rhythm in the middle overs.
NZ vs PAK Squads
NZ: Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Michael Bracewell
PAK: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Usman Qadir, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
NZ vs PAK Probable Playing XIs
NZ: Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi
PAK: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Pakistan is proving to be a strong side but still has problems to be solved regarding their middle-order batting collapse. While New Zealand are the favourite for this match having the home advantage by their side.
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