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New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test Match Prediction

  • Jan 03, 2021
  • 03:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Hagley Oval - Christchurch, New Zealand
2021-01-03 03:30:00
New Zealand NZ New Zealand
Pakistan PAK Pakistan

Betting Tips

  • Pakistan has a lot of vulnerabilities in their batting. The availability of Babar Azam is still not confirmed but even if he's available, the other batsmen doesn't look good enough against this New Zealand attack
  • The pace attack of New Zealand in Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Kyle Jamieson is one of the best in the world and will pose a stern challenge to the Pakistan batting.
  • Players like Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, BJ Watling are in top form for New Zealand
New Zealand

Our Pick New Zealand are favourites to win

Posted On 6th January 2021 12:31:34
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Posted by Kavin

NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Prediction & Betting Tips

Even though Pakistan managed to stretch the 1st Test to last session of the match, they shouldn’t be too proud of their performance. Things are not looking good for the visitors but we know that they’re a very unpredictable team.
Can they surprise the hosts and level the series 1-1 or will the New Zealand continue their dominance in Test cricket. Watch as New Zealand host Pakistan for the final Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The match is scheduled to get underway at 11:00 AM local time

Results of the first Test wasn't too different from what we expected. Pakistan was always going to struggle against this quality New Zealand side. 
Babar Azam has started training with the Pakistan team but his availability for the second Test is still in doubt. Without him, we don't see Pakistan challenging New Zealand in the match. 

Pakistan's batting has been a real issue. They've always struggled against quality bowling and same was the case in the First Test. 
Yes, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alarm and Mohammed Rizwan did got some runs but we have serious doubts about them delivering consistent performances. Also, players like Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Shan Masood and Harris Sohail didn't looked comfortable at the crease. 
In the bowling department, they have some good bowlers in Shaheen Afridi, Nadeem Shah Yasir Shah and Mohammed Abbas that can trouble theNew Zealand batsmen. However, they'll need their batsmen to step if they're to level the series against the No -1 Test team.  
For New Zealand, they've been simply outstanding in the last few years. They've almost been unbeatable in their home conditions and why not when you have players like Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Tom Blundell and BJ Watling in their batting department.

When it comes to the bowling, they're among the most fearsome bowling unit in the world with Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Matt Henry. .

New Zealand is a far superior team and playing in their home conditions. They're big favourites to win the match.

NZ vs PAK Test 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. 

Live Streaming: The match will be streamed live Fancode app in India. 

Toss Prediction

Chasing has never been easy in New Zealand. Both skippers will be looking to win the toss and bat.

Weather Report

There will be some clouds around but the weather generally looks good for most part of the match

Pitch Report

The pitches in New are good for batting but the bowlers will have plenty of assistance to work with.  

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for New Zealand Vs Pakistan 2nd Test

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

Neil Wagner has been ruled out for the second Test due to a fractured toe. Instead, Matt Henry has been added to the New Zealand squad.

NZ Key Players

  • Tom Latham – Tom Latham has been very consistent for New Zealand. He scored a solid 50 in the second inning of the first Test and we expect him to perform well in the second Test too. 
  • Kane Williamson - He's the No-1 Test batsmen and we don't to say much about his skills with the bat. Scoring hundreds in not new for the Kiwi skipper and we are sure that he's going to come good in the next match as well . 
  • Tim Southee - The trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Matt Henry are certain to trouble the Pakistani batsmen.

NZ Team Form 

New Zealand have been in too form after series wins over India and West Indies. They're 1-0 up against Pakistan in the 2 match series.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Babar Azam has started training with the Pakistan team but his availability for the second Test is still doubtful as there has not been any official confirmation about his recovery. 

PAK Key players

  • Azhar Ali - Azhar Ali is a top class batter that has performed well for Pakistan in tough conditions. He's technically sound and has all the skills required to succeed against a too class bowling unit.
  • Fawad Alam - Making his return to Pakistan team after 10 years, Fawad Alam showed great character and smashed a brilliant hundred in the second inning of the last Test. He too can be backed to continue his good form. 
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi - He's the spearhead of the Pakistan bowling and picked up 4 wickets in the last match. Pakistan need him to perform well in the next match too. 

PAK Team Form

Pakistan in Tests have not been in good form as they only managed to win a single Test in 2020. They are 1-0 down in the series and have a massive task of saving the series.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Mohammed Rizwan(c&wk), Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail/Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammed Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Yasir Shah

New Zealand vs Pakistan Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : WWWWW

PAK : LWLDD

NZ vs PAK Head to Head

Pakistan have a great record against New Zealand but things have changed now and Pakistan are not the same side they used to be while New Zealand has transformed into a ruthless unit

NZ vs PAK Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played NZ Won PAK Won Tie Draw
59 13 25 0 21

New Zealand vs Pakistan Betting Odds

New Zealand Bet365 Odds

  • NZ to win: New Zealand are 1.33 to win with Bet 365
  • NZ top team batsman: Kane Williamson at 2.90 is the top batsmen followed by Tom Latham at 4.5, Ross Taylor at 5.0 and Will Young at 5.50.
  • NZ top team bowler: Trent Boult at 3.75 is the best New Zealand bowler. Other bowlers that can be backed are Tim Southee at 3,75, Kyle Jamieson at 3.5 and Matt Henry at 4.33

Pakistan Bet365 Odds

  • PAK to win: Pakistan are 6.0 to win with Bet 365
  • PAK top team batsman: Babar Azam at 3.20 and Azhar Ai at 3.60 can be backed as the best Pakistani batsmen followed by with Abid Ali at 5.0, Fawad Alam at 6.5 and Mohammed Rizwan at 6.5
  • PAK top team bowler: Shaheen Afridi at 3.4 is the top Pakistani bowler. You can also place your bet on Mohammed Abbas at 4.0, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah at 4.5.

New Zealand Betway Odds

  • NZ to win: New Zealand are 1.33 to win with Betway
  • NZ top team batsman: Kane Williamson at 3.5 is the top batsmen along with Ross Taylor at 4.75, Tom Latham at 4.75 and Henry Nicholls at 5.50.
  • NZ top team bowler: Trent Boult and Tim Southee at 3.50 are New Zealand's best bowlers followed Kyle Jamieson at 3.75 and Matt Henry at 4.0.

Pakistan Betway Odds

  • PAK to win: Pakistan are 6.5 to win with Betway
  • PAK top team batsman: Babar Azam at 3.0 is Pakistan's best batter along with Azhar Ali at 5.0, Haris Sohail at 5.50 and Imran Butt at 5.5
  • PAK top team bowler: Shaheen Afridi at 3.5, Yasir Shah at 3.75, Naseem Shah at 4.33 and Mohammed Abbas at 4.5 are their best bowlers
    Betway is offering odds of 6.00 if the match ends in a draw.

New Zealand vs Pakistan Prediction

Pakistan batting looks vulnerable and against a quality New Zealand attack we expect them to struggle with the bat. Also New Zealand has a very strong batting line up that's in top form. For us, Pakistan need to play exceptionally well to challenge New Zealand who're red hot favourites to clean sweep the series.

Final Verdict

New Zealand to beat Pakistan at 1.33 on Bet365 and 1.33 at Betway

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Mohammed Rizwan and BJ Watling at 8.5 are good choices from this section. Rizwan scored 50's in both innings of the first Test and is in good form while BJ Watling has been exceptional for New Zealand over the years and scored 73 in the first inning of the first Test.

  • Batsmen

    Kane Williamson at 10.5, Tom Latham at 9.5, and Azhar Ali at 9.5 are good picks. Kane Williamson is the No 1 Test batter and scored a hundred in the last game. Tom Latham has also been sensational for New Zealand and notched up a top class 50 in the second inning of the last Test. Azhar Ali is the best Pakistani batsmen in the absence of Babar Azam.

  • All rounder

    Faheem Ashraf at 8.5, Fawad Alam at 8.0 and Mitchell Santner at 8.0 are the all rounder in our team. Santner will be very handy with his left arm spin while Fawad Alam scored a hundred in the last match. He's a very capable spinner too. Faheem Ashraf too delivered a decent all round performance in the last match

  • Bowlers

    Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Shaheen Afridi at 9.0 and will form a quality pace attack. All the above mentioned bowlers are in terrific form. Southee and Boult are one of the most fearsome bowling duo while Afridi is also a top class bowler

  • Captain/Vice Captain

    Kane Williamson can be selected as the skipper while Tom Latham can be backed as his deputy.

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Azhar Ali, Kane Williamson(C), Tom Latham (vc).

  • All Rounder:Mitchell Santner, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf

  • Wicket Keeper:BJ Watling, Mohammed Rizwan

  • Bowler:Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Shaheen Afridi

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