Pakistan will face New Zealand in the first match of the doubleheader to be played at Bengaluru on 4th November 2023. It promises to be an exciting encounter as Pakistan register their first victory after 4 successive losses.
Pakistan will look to play attacking cricket and need to defeat New Zealand by 83 runs or more, chase down the target in 35 overs. On the other hand, New Zealand is also coming with a heavy 190-run defeat against South Africa. They are currently struggling with injuries as Matt Henry has been ruled out of the tournament while Kyle Jamieson has been named as his replacement.
Details– Pakistan vs New Zealand, Match 36, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date and Time– 4th November 2023, 10.30 AM IST
New Zealand and Pakistan played a total of 115 matches so far with Pakistan winning 60 while New Zealand winning 51, 3 ending in no result and 1 match ending in a tie. The last time these two teams met in the ODI format was in 2023 when New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 47 runs in Pakistan.
Since the 1983 World Cup, Pakistan and New Zealand played a total of 9 matches with Pakistan winning 7 out of them while New Zealand registered only 2 wins. The last time these two teams met was during the 2019 World Cup where Pakistan registered a comprehensive win by 6 wickets.
The pitch at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru promises to be an exciting encounter. England and Sri Lanka faced each other with the bowlers putting pressure on the batters with some movement that did not allow them to score freely.
It promises to be an exciting encounter with top-quality performers on each side. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first, restrict the opponent, and then chase down the target.
New Zealand(NZ) vs Pakistan (Pak)- Predicted Playing XI
Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C, WK), James Neesham, Mitchell Santer, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi.
Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (C), Mohammed Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shahbad Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammed Wasim Junior, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Fantasy Selection- NZ vs Pak
Team 1– Devon Conway (C), Fakhar Zaman, Rachin Ravindra, Mohammad Rizwan (VC), Tom Latham, Saud Shakeel, Mitchell Santer, Shahbad Khan, Trent Boult, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Lockie Ferguson.
Team 2– Will Young, Abdullah Shafique, Daryl Mitchell, Babar Azam (VC), Tom Latham (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, James Neesham, Mohammad Nawaz, Kyle Jamieson, Haris Rauf, Ish Sodhi.