NZ vs PAK 1st T20 Prediction & Betting Tips
After scrapping Pakistan of their 5 match winning streak against themselves, New Zealand will look to take an unassailable 2-0 lead when they take on Pakistan in the second T-20I. The match will be played on the Seddon Park, Hamilton and scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM local time.
There’s a reason Pakistan is the most unpredictable team among all nations. They might not win every match but they’ll definitely bring a charm to the game. They lost the first T-20, as we predicted, but there were plenty of positives for them to take from the match. From 39-5 to post 153, and to make hang in the match till the last over, Pakistan showed tremendous amount of fighting spirit. However, there is plenty to rectify if they want to make a comeback in the series.
New Zealand was playing with their B team yet they managed to beat Pakistan which is commendable. Their batting wasn’t up to the mark but with Williamson back for the second T-20I, they look a much more stable batting unit.
Tim Seifert, Glen Phillips, Mark Chapman batted well in the first game and form a strong middle order while Mark Chapman and Jimmy Neesham provide enough depth to the team.
In the bowling department, Jacob Duffy was outstanding along with Scott Kuggeleijn. Also, Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson are available for the next match which makes their bowling look even stronger.
For Pakistan, without Babar Azam, they look a very vulnerable batting line up. Apart from Shadab Khan, none of their batsmen looked settled in the first T-20. Against a quality bowling line up, things won’t be easy in the second game as well.
One thing they could do is to promote Mohammed Hafeez to no 3. He’s a batsmen that can anchor the innings and prevent a batting collapse. Other players like Mohammed Rizwan, Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah batted well against against Zimbabwe and they’ll need to put their hands up in these challenging conditions.
The bowling as always was decent for Pakistan with Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf performing really well. Other bowlers were good too but their were not enough runs to play with. They’ll hope that their batsmen can perform better so that they can have a real go at New Zealand.
Overall, even though Pakistan have some good payers, they look way behind New Zealand and have a mammoth task on their hands
NZ vs PAK Live Streaming
The series telecast live on PTV Sports in Pakistan while ESPN+ will broadcast the series in the USA, and Supersport have the rights for in South Africa.
How to watch the match online?
Live Streaming: The match will be streamed live Fancode app in India.
NZ vs PAK Toss Prediction
Toss will be very crucial, for Pakistan even more. Their batting is an issue and chasing will be difficult. So they need to put runs on the board
There will be scattered clouds on the match day but the chances of match getting interrupter by rain are pretty low.
The match will be played at the Seddon Park, Hamilton. Mitchell Santner mentioned at the post match presentation of the 1st T-20I that Hamilton is a wicket that offers some turn to the spinners and we have every reason to believe him. It’s a wicket that’s very good for batting but bowlers are not completely out of it. It has something for the pacers and well as the spinners. Also, it’s not as small as Auckland so the bowlers will have something behind them
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