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PAK vs NZ Match Prediction, 1st T20I | Reddy Anna

Date & Time: April 18, Thursday, 07:30 PM

Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi


In the first T20I of the five-match series, Pakistan will clash with New Zealand at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on April 18 | Reddy Anna. Following their recent defeat in New Zealand, Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, will aim to reverse their fortunes on home soil. With the return of Azam as the white-ball captain, Pakistan seeks a dominant performance against the Kiwis.

New Zealand, touring Pakistan with an inexperienced lineup due to IPL commitments, anticipates a challenging contest. Despite lacking some key players, the Kiwis are determined to put up a strong fight against the hosts.

Preview:  In the first T20I of the five-match series, Pakistan will clash with New Zealand at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on April 18 | Reddy Anna
Pakistan will clash with New Zealand

PAK vs NZ 2024 Match Details:

Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st T20I

Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Date & Time: Thursday, April 18, 07:30 PM

Live Broadcast and Streaming: FanCode app

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Pitch Report and Conditions:

The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is renowned for its flat pitches, often leading to high-scoring encounters. The wickets offer good bounce, favoring both fast and slower bowlers at different stages of the match. Recent variations in pitch conditions during the Pakistan Super League indicate a mix of wicket types. The toss-winning team is likely to opt for bowling first.

PAK vs NZ Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played: 39

Pakistan won: 21

New Zealand won: 17

No Result: 01

PAK vs NZ Predicted Playing XIs:

Pakistan:Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Azam Khan (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi

New Zealand:Michael Bracewell (c), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Tom Blundell (WK), Jacob Duffy, Ben Lister, Jimmy Neesham, Ben Sears, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne

PAK vs NZ Probable Best Performers:

Probable Best Batter: Babar AzamBabar Azam, the star batter and highest run-scorer in the recent PSL 2024, is expected to shine once again. His confidence with the bat against an inexperienced New Zealand bowling lineup makes him a key player for Pakistan.

Probable Best Bowler: Shaheen AfridiShaheen Afridi, aiming to provide early breakthroughs, is crucial for Pakistan's bowling attack. Despite past results, Afridi's talent and aggression make him a potent threat to the Kiwi batters.


Pakistan, with the advantage of home conditions and the return of Babar Azam, is favored to win the first T20I. However, New Zealand's determination and resolve could make the match a closely contested affair. Overall, expect an exciting clash with Pakistan having a slight edge.

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