Who Will Win Today’s Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20 2024?

Three months after a thrilling showdown in New Zealand, it’s time for the cricketing giants to resume their battle, this time on Pakistani soil. New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan promises to be a spectacle of fierce competition, as both teams vie for T20 supremacy in a 5-match series.

History of Encounters

Over the past decade, Pakistan and New Zealand have crossed swords 18 times in T20 cricket, with 15 of those encounters unfolding in just the last three years. This frequent clash has undoubtedly fostered a deep understanding between the teams, setting the stage for an electrifying contest.

Team Previews

Pakistan:

Shaheen Afridi

With the return of stalwarts like Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim, Pakistan’s bowling lineup brims with menace. Led by the prolific Babar Azam, their batting order boasts formidable names like Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan. However, Babar’s recent reinstatement as captain amidst controversy casts a shadow of uncertainty over the team’s leadership dynamics.

New Zealand:

Mark Chapman

Struggling with key players committed to the IPL, New Zealand fields a youthful squad led by Michael Bracewell. Inexperienced in foreign conditions, the team relies on emerging talents like Ben Lister and Jacob Duffy to rise to the occasion. Bracewell’s captaincy, amidst his return from injury, adds an intriguing dimension to New Zealand’s strategy.

Predicted Playing XI

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Michael Bracewell (c), Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman, Jacob Duffy, Ben Lister, William O’Rourke, Jimmy Neesham, Dean Foxcroft, Ben Sears, Tom Blundell (WK), Ish Sodhi.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan, Abrar Ahmed.

Pakistan T20 Stats and History

Total Match Played = 231
Won = 137
Loss = 88
No Result = 6
Tie = 0

New Zealand T20 Stats and History

Total Match Played = 211
Won = 109
Loss = 95
No Result = 6
Tie = 1

Pakistan vs New Zealand head-to-head stats

Total Match Played = 39
Pakistan won = 21
New Zealand won = 17
No Result = 1

PAK vs NZ 1st T20 Score Prediction:

If Pakistan Bat First: 178+ Runs
If New Zealand Bat First: 140+ Runs

Winning Chances Of Pakistan and New Zealand?

Pakistan winning chances are 69% in this match
New Zealand winning chances are 31% in this match

Pitch and Weather Conditions

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

The Rawalpindi surface promises runs aplenty, favoring batsmen with its batting-friendly nature. Despite recent matches failing to breach the 200-run mark, the potential for high-scoring encounters looms large. Fortunately, clear skies forecasted ensure an uninterrupted spectacle for cricket fans.

PAK vs NZ – Who Will Win

Who Will Win Today PAK vs NZ?

Match Prediction

In a clash of contrasting lineups, Pakistan emerges as the frontrunner, boasting superior depth and versatility. With a track record of delivering under pressure, Pakistan is primed to clinch victory in this pulsating encounter.

Our Winner: Pakistan Will Win

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As the stage is set and anticipation reaches a fever pitch, all eyes turn to Rawalpindi for what promises to be a gripping showdown between Pakistan and New Zealand. With each ball, a new chapter in their storied rivalry unfolds, igniting the passion of cricket fans worldwide.

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