New Zealand and Pakistan will clash against each other in the 2nd match of the three games T20I series at Seddon Park, Hamilton. We will cover NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Match Preview
The 2nd match of the three-match T20I series between New Zealand and Pakistan will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton. New Zealand dominated the 1st game and won the game in the end by five wickets.
Pakistan opted to bat first after winning the toss, and Jacob Duffy rattled through the Pakistani batting line up on his debut and ended his spell with dream figures of 4/33 in his four overs. Scott Kuggeleijn was also excellent with a bowl and picked up three wickets in his four overs. All the batsmen looked in a soft touch except Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf who scored decent knocks of 42 and 31 respectively and got Pakistan to a respectable score of 153 in the end. Pakistan was missing their star batsman Babar Azam in their top order.
While chasing, New Zealand lost Martin Guptill and Devon Conway early, but Tim Seifert and Glenn Phillips steadied the ship. Tim Seifert was the pick from the batters as he scored 57 runs off 43 balls. Haris Rauf was excellent with the ball for Pakistan as he ended his spell with the figures of 3/29.
Pakistan will look to forget the last outing and will be desperate to win this game, but it is not going to be easy as the established players like Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Tim Southee will be back in the New Zealand camp.
NZ VS PAK, 2nd T20I Match, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
Seddon Park, Hamilton.
11:30 AM, 20th December 2020
Average 1st innings score: 180
Average 2nd innings score: 170
The pitch at the Seddon Park is generally good for batting. The dimensions of the ground suggest small boundaries on both sides. The team batting first would look to get a total around 180. It’s going to be a challenging task for the bowlers on this ground to stop the batsmen from scoring runs.
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team News
- Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Tim Southee will be back in the New Zealand camp.
- They are likely to go with same playing XI.
Probable Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Kuggelejin/Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan (c), Khushdil Shah, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Top picks for NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction.
(60 M, 1665 R, 32 A)
Kane Williamson is one of the best technically solid batsman in this format. He will bat in the middle order for his team. He will play his 1st T20 match after the IPL but was in excellent touch with the bat against the West Indies in the tests and is a top pick for the game.
(28 M, 549 R, 23 A)
He is a Wicket-keeper batsman who bats right-handed. Seifert played 28 T20I matches and scored 549 runs. He played a wonderful knock of 57 runs in the last game and is expected to play a good inning in this match as well.
(92 M, 2581 R, 32 A)
He is one of the best white-ball openers in the world. M Guptill had a decent series against the West Indies and scored 5 and 34 runs in the first 2 T20Is respectively. He scored just six runs in the last match but can play long on his day.
Trent Boult :
(27 M, 593 O, 39 W)
Boult will also play his first match after the IPL. He was in the form of his life in the IPL and will look to continue the same for his national side as well and is another top pick for the game.
(15 M, 292 R, 24 A)
Philips is one of the best players in this format. He will bat in the middle order for his team. Philips played a quick inning of 23 runs in the last match. He was in the best form in the T20I series against the West Indies recently in which he also scored a 51 ball century and the same is expected from him in this series as well.
(72 M, 256 O, 81 W)
One of the best bowlers with the new ball in the world. He will lead the pace attack. Southee was outstanding with the ball in the recently concluded T20I series against west Indies and the same is expected from him in this series as well. He will vital for the team in getting early breakthroughs and is another top pick for the game.
(22 M, 249 R, 21 A + 40 O, 14 W)
He is their key all-rounder who will bowl 2-3 overs in the middle overs and will also be their important finisher with the bat. Neesham did not bowl in the last match but scored 15 runs with the bat in the lower order. He also looked in good form against the West Indies in the recently concluded T20I series.
(48 M, 325 R, 15 A + 158 O, 54 W)
He is a good all-rounder who will bowl in the powerplay and also do the finishing duties with the bat for his team. He was economical with the ball in the last game but was not able to pick any wickets.
(4 M, 111 R, 55 A)
Conway is new to international cricket but was rock solid in the T20I series against the West Indies scoring 106 runs in the first two games and is player to watch out for in this game. He failed in the last game but considering the recent form he cannot be dropped from your fantasy sides.
(97 M, 2183 R, 26 A + 187 O, 54 W)
Mohammad Hafeez is the most experienced player in the camp. He will bat at No three and can also bowl few overs with the ball. He went for a duck in the last game, but he is one of the most experienced players for the side and cannot be dropped. Mohammad Hafeez looked in right touch against Zimbabwe in the recently concluded T20I series and in the absence of Babar Azam he is going to be their crucial batter in this series.
(44 M, 179 R, 16 A + 154 O, 53 W)
Shadab Khan is the captain of the team. He will bowl his overs in the middle overs and can also be handy with the bat in the lower order. He scored a good knock of 42 runs in the last match and is another top pick for the game.
(16 M, 59 O, 20 W)
He is another key bowler for the team who will bowl in the powerplay and the death. Shaheen has picked 20 wickets out of 16 matches he has played. He has picked up two crucial wickets for his team in the last game.
(9 M, 35 O, 14 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler. Rauf was the pick from the bowlers in the last match as he picked up three wickets by just giving 29 runs in his four overs. Haris Rauf took 14 wickets in 9 T20I matches and is another top pick for this game.
(35 M, 117 O, 34 W)
He will lead the pace attack for his team and will bowl in the powerplay and death. He is one of the most experienced bowlers in this format and is another top pick for the game.
(48 M, 292 R, 13 A + 169 O, 47 W)
He is a left-arm orthodox spinner who will bowl in the powerplay and will also do the finishing duties for his team with the bat. He has scored 19 runs in the last game and has also bowled two overs in the powerplay for his team.
(5 M, 157 R, 51 A)
Haider Ali is a youngster on the rise from Pakistan. He scored only three runs in the match but can score big on his day. Ali will open bat at no 3 for his team. He has scored 157 runs out of the five matches he has played.
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction
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Captain and Vice-Captain:
- Kane Williamson
- Shadab Khan
- Martin Guptill
- Tim Seifert
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Shaheen Afridi
- Trent Boult
We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.