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

  • date Dec 26, 2022
  • Start Time 10:30 IST / 5:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name National Stadium - Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistan PAK
New Zealand NZ
438 & 311/8 d
612/9 d & 61/1 (7.3)
Match drawn

PAK vs NZ Betting Tips

  • Babar Azam averaged 58.00 against England across the three Tests earlier this month and the skipper is our tip for Pakistan’s highest run scorer in this game.
  • Abrar Ahmed has made an incredible impact in a short space of time for his country. The spinner is our pick for Pakistan's highest run scorer in this match.
  • Kane Williamson averages 52.62 in this format and the former skipper is well worth backing as New Zealand’s highest run scorer against Pakistan.

PAK vs NZ Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Pakistan are favorites to win

PAK vs NZ 1st Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Pakistan will take on New Zealand at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The opening match of this two-Test series gets underway at 10:00 local time on Monday 26th December.


The hosts come into this series off the back of their first three-match Test series whitewash at home after England defeated them 3-0 earlier this month. The final Test of that series took place at Karachi and Pakistan will be looking to turn their form around in this game.

PAK Batting

There were two standout performers with the bat for Pakistan in the series against England. Captain Babar Azam hit three half-centuries and a century and finished as the hosts’ leading run scorer. Alongside the skipper, Saud Shakeel marked his debut Test series with four half-centuries and he will be full of confidence ahead of this Test.

PAK Bowling

Spinner Abrar Ahmed played the final two Tests against England and immediately looked at home at this level. The 24 year old will begin this Test with 17 wickets to his name already and will cause even the best New Zealand batters problems. Shaheen Shah Afridi remains injured but Naseem Shah should be able to return in this Test.

PAK Form

Pakistan have not won a Test at home all year and have won only one Test out of eight at home and away.

New Zealand

This Test will be New Zealand’s first under the new captaincy of experienced swing bowler Tim Southee who replaced Kane Williamson earlier this month. It will also be New Zealand’s first game in this format since losing 3-0 away in England in June.

NZ Batting

New Zealand have a very talented batting line up, with lots of their players cross-format so will have faced many of Pakistan’s bowlers in white ball games earlier this year. Former captain, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Tom Latham and Daryl Mitchell all come into this Test in excellent form in this format.

NZ Bowling

There will be no Trent Boult for New Zealand across this series with the left-arm quick having turned down his New Zealand Cricket central contract in favour of playing in the likes of the Big Bash League. Southee will provide accurate line and lengths with Ajaz Patel and Ish Sodhi the key spinning options for the Black Caps.

NZ Form

New Zealand are looking to avoid their fifth successive Test defeat in this match.

PAK vs NZ, National Stadium Pitch Report

The match will be played at the National Stadium, Karachi. Expect a good batting pitch which will turn for the spinners throughout the Test. A par score in the first innings will be around 330.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Match 2022

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Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Babar Azam (C), Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, Salman Agha, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Nauman Ali, Abrar Ahmed and Naseem Shah.

PAK vs NZ Prediction
Pakistan vs New Zealand Match Prediction

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tim Southee (C), Tom Blundell (wk), Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry/ Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel and Michael Bracewell

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🏆 Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction

With both teams in poor form in this format, this should be an entertaining series as Pakistan and New Zealand could both try to emulate the attacking batting approach of England earlier in December. We expect New Zealand to be competitive but to lack consistency due to the lack of time in this format since June. Overall we are predicting a victory for Pakistan.

Posted On 25th December 2022 11:18:00 AM
Posted by Kavin

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