World Cup ODI 2023, NZ vs PAK, Match 35 Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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World Cup ODI 2023

NZ vs. PAK, Match 35



New Zealand and Pakistan will be crossing swords in match no.35 of the ongoing Cricket World Cup. The game is scheduled to be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, November 4. 

Both sides have played 7 matches out of which New Zealand have managed to win 4 games and is placed in the 4th position with 8 points under their belt but they are currently on a 3 match losing streak.

On the other side, Pakistan has won 3 games in the tournament so far, hence sealing the 5th spot in the league table. They won against Bangladesh in the last game by 7 wickets. They have faced each other on 115 occasions in this format out of which the Men in Green have managed to win 60 matches while the BlackCaps managed 51 wins. Hence another close encounter is highly anticipated between the sides. 


Match Details

Match: World Cup ODI 2023, NZ vs PAK, Match 35

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time: 10:30 AM IST

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru


Pitch and Weather Report

A sluggish pitch, fast outfield, and shorter boundaries make M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, one of the best batting venues in the world.  The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses. Batsmen can try out their shots on this wicket. We have seen various high-scoring battles in recent times on this venue, and batters find it easy to play on this pitch where there is little room for the bowlers. The team batting first will try to add 320 runs on the board to give some relief to their bowlers to restrict the run chase.

Bengaluru will have clear skies, and the match is expected to be played on a warm and comfortable evening. 


NZ vs. PAK Squads

NZ: Tom Latham (c & wk), Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, James Neesham, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson

PAK: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali


NZ vs. PAK Probable Playing XIs

NZ: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry/Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

PAK: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf


Match Prediction

New Zealand started their World Cup campaign with a bang but eventually lost confidence. Pakistan on the other side failed to make an impact on its opponents in spite of winning three matches in the World Cup. Thus we expect the BlackCaps to win this match. 


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