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Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Jan 09, 2023
  • Start Time 15:00 IST / 9:30 GMT
  • Stadium Name National Stadium - Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistan PAK
New Zealand NZ
258/4 (48.1)
255/9 (50)
Pakistan won by 6 wkts

PAK vs NZ Betting Tips

  • Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, averages 59.79 from 90 innings in this format. He is well worth backing as their highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Haris Rauf has best ODI figures of 4-65 and he is our tip for Pakistan’s top wicket taker against New Zealand.
  • Tom Latham has scored seven ODI centuries and the left-hander is a strong choice for New Zealand’s highest run scorer in this game. Tim Southee took his 200th ODI wicket in the last series and the experienced swing bowler is our pick for New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this ODI.
  • Babar Azam had a remarkable 2022 in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. We recommend backing him to hit over 36.5 runs in this clash.

PAK vs NZ Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Pakistan are favorites to win

PAK vs NZ 1st ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips

After drawing the two-match Test series 0-0, Pakistan and New Zealand switch their attention to the three-match ODI series which begins on Monday. This will be Pakistan’s first games in this format since August. New Zealand last played an ODI in late November against India. Read on as we preview this match. The game gets underway in Karachi at 14:30 local time.

Pakistan have an excellent recent record in this format but New Zealand will be their toughest ODI opponents since they beat Australia in March last year. They will be confident ahead of this opening match.

New Zealand should never be written off in any format but particularly not in ODIs. They reached the last two ODI World Cup Finals and won their last series in this format against India.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Cricket, FoxTel and the Sony Network.

Live StreamingFans can stream the match on Sky Go, FoxTel and Sony Liv.

PAK vs NZ Match Toss Prediction

With humid conditions expected in the second half of the match, we predict that both teams will want to field first in this game.

PAK vs NZ, National Stadium Pitch Report

We expect a par score to be between 300 and 320 in this game. There will be low, skiddy bounce but also some turn for the spinners.

Karachi Weather Report

It will be warm with the temperature in the mid-high 20s during the first half of this game. Expect plenty of humidity the later this game goes.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match 2023

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Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

It has been a disappointing six weeks of Test cricket at home for Pakistan with five games yielding zero wins against New Zealand and England. However, this is a format they enjoy and, after lacking pace options in the Tests, they have greater depth available with their quick bowling in this match.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam- the skipper is an exceptional player across all formats and scored four centuries in five ODI innings from July 2021 - June 2022.
  • Mohammad Rizwan- the keeper-batter recently lost his place in the Test side and we expect to see him with a  determined attitude to prove his worth in the team in this format.
  • Haris Rauf- the quick bowler missed the majority of the Tests against England and New Zealand through injury but has an excellent international white ball record.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan come into this ODI looking to make it nine successive wins. This run takes them back to March 2021.

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Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Agha Salman, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shanawaz Dahani

PAK vs NZ Prediction
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New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

Tall pace bowler Matt Henry has been ruled out of this and the other two ODIs in the series after suffering an injury in the field during the final day of the Test series. No replacement has been called up as yet and they will not be available for this opening match.

NZ Key Players

  • Tom Latham- the keeper-batter hit 145 not out, his highest ODI score, in his last game in this format, against India in late November.
  • Kane Williamson- the former Test skipper retains the leadership for this format and averages 47.68 from 150 ODI innings. He was in excellent form during the Test series.
  • Tim Southee- although the pitches and conditions are not usually conducive to swing bowling, Southee will be a big threat if he is able to bowl in humid conditions in the second half of the match.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand’s last two ODIs delivered no results and they had won only two of their previous five games in the format.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson, Ajaz Patel

PAK vs NZ Team Form in Last Five Matches



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Pakistan vs New Zealand Head to Head

These two nations have been very well matched over the years in this format of the game with Pakistan bringing a narrow seven game lead, from 107 matches, into this opening fixture of the series.

PAK vs NZ Head to Head Stats in ODIs

  Matches Played PAK Won NZ Won Tie No Result
Overall 107 55 48 1 3
Last 5 5 2 2 0 1

Pakistan vs New Zealand Betting Odds

Although neither team could get over the finish line in either Test, the bookies have Pakistan as clear favourites to win this ODI.

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Who will win Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match?

New Zealand adapted very well to the local conditions during the Test series but they will have to readjust again in this format. Pakistan’s batters are very consistent in this format and they could hold the key to the result.

PAK vs NZ Top Team Batsmen

For Pakistan, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman are our batting picks. Azam is favourite to top score with the bookies and rarely looks troubled, particularly at home, at international level. Fakhar has a top score of 210 not out in this format.

Kane Williamson, Devon Conway and Tom Latham are our tips for New Zealand with the bat. Williamson has the top odds with the bookmakers and is remarkably consistent across all formats for his country. Conway averages 42,50 from 11 ODI innings.

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PAK vs NZ Top Team Bowlers

Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim and Mohammad Nawaz are our selections with the ball for Pakistan. Rauf bowled exceptionally for Pakistan in white ball cricket in 2022 and we expect more of the same in this game. Spinner Nawaz has best figures of 4-19 in ODIs.

For New Zealand, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner are our bowling recommendations. Ferguson has the pace to trouble top batters and he will bowl full and short on this pitch. Santner will get through his overs quickly and has plenty of variations to cause problems to the Pakistan batters.

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🏆 Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction

Although the Test series finished 0-0, it was very entertaining with the final game still undecided heading into the last over before bad light intervened. The two sides are very well matched and we expect a close series as well as a close opening fixture. Pakistan have the advantage of home conditions and their batters have all made plenty of ODI runs on these pitches. Our prediction is for a Pakistan win.

Posted On 9th January 2023 11:31:00 AM
Posted by Kavin

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