NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview | World Cup 2019
New Zealand and Pakistan will face-off in the 33rd match of World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. We will provide NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.
New Zealand has won all five of their completed encounters yet in WC’19 and is performing well as a team. The pace trio of Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, and Trent Boult are in lethal form along with Neesham and Grandhomme while Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have performed brilliantly with bat. They will hope to continue their undefeated run ahead defeating Pakistan.
In the last encounter, They defeated West Indies by 5 runs. Batting first, Kane Williamson played outstanding knock of 148 runs after the failure of openers and was supported by Ross Taylor who scored 69 runs to give a target of 291. In defence, Trent Boult was at his lethal best taking four wicket-haul while Ferguson took three scalps to ensure a close victory for their team.
Pakistan is seventh on the points table with two wins and three losses and has to win all remaining matches to stay alive in the race for semis. Their batsmen have failed to perform consistently while their bowlers except Amir have been unable to chip in with wickets. However, They have started finding form and will hope to put a unison effort against mighty New Zealand team and get a result in their way.
In the last match, They defeated South Africa by 49 runs. Batting first, Imam Ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman got good starts scoring 44 each while Babar Azam scored 69 runs. Haris Sohail played a brilliant knock of 89 runs in 59 balls to take the team to a total of 308. With the ball, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz took three wicket-hauls while Amir took two scalps to ensure crucial victory for their team.
A good contest can be expected between both teams.
When and Where:
NZ vs PAK, 33rd Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
03:00 PM, 26th June 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 227
Average 2nd innings score: 180
Pitch will be neutral. Hit-the-deck bowlers will find support from the pitch. Batsmen can also play good knock if set and a total near 250 can be expected.
Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi.
Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain.
Talented Henry Nicholls if fit can replace under-performing Colin Munro. If they want they can give chance to Tim Southee.
Colin Munro/Nicholls and Martin Guptill will open the innings. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham will follow them.
James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, and Mitchell Santner will play the role of an allrounder.
Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson will lead the pace attack along with James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme while Mitchell Santner will handle the spin department.
Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman will open the innings. Babar Azam, Hafeez, Haris Sohail, and Sarfaraz Ahmed will follow them.
Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim and M Hafeez will play the role of an allrounder.
M Amir will spearhead the pace attack along with Wahab Riaz and Shaheen Afridi. Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim will be key spinners along with Hafeez. Haris Sohail can also bowl a few overs of spin.
Pakistan is unlikely to tinker their winning combination.
Probable Playing XI:
Colin Munro/H Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), J Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, M Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, M Amir.
Wicket-Keeper NZ vs PAK Dream11 team:
Primary Options: Sarfaraz Ahmed and Tom Latham
Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed can play a crucial role in case of a collapse of the batting unit. He has scores of 8, 55, 40, 12 and 2* yet in WC’19. He can promote himself in case of chase while can demote himself if batting first.
Tom Latham is yet to prove his talent in WC’19. He is not looking in good touch after recovering from injury.
Batsmen for NZ vs PAK Dream11 team:
Primary Options: Kane Williamson, Babar Azam, Ross Taylor, Imam Ul Haq, M Guptill, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson is also one of the best batsmen of the world and is a good player of pace as well as spin and is in brilliant form. He has scored 40, 79*, 106* and 148 in four encounters.
Babar Azam is the most consistent Pakistan batsmen. He has a habit of scoring big knocks and is a must-pick in your PAK vs NZ Dream11 team. He has scored 22, 63, 30, 48 and 69 in five matches.
Ross Taylor is in brilliant form and has played knocks of 82,48, 1 and 69 run yet in WC’19. He has a good record on English pitches and also has good average against Pakistan team.
Imam Ul Haq has an ODI average of 55 and can score a big century on his day. He also has a good record against pace bowling. He has scored 44, 53 and 44 in three matches.
Martin Guptill is a very attacking batsman and can play a big inning on his day. He has scored 73*,25, 0, 35 and 0 in five matches.
Fakhar Zaman is an attacking opener and can be destructive on the batting tracks of England. He has scores of 22, 36, 0, 62 and 44 runs in World Cup 2019.
Haris Sohail is a talented batsman and can play big knocks. He can also bowl a few overs of spin. He scored attacking 89-run knock in the last encounter.
Other Options: Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls
Colin Munro is an attacking batsman and can score at good strike rate. He has scores of 58, 24, 22, 9 and 0 in five matches. He can be replaced by Henry Nicholls tomorrow.
Henry Nicholls is a technically strong batsman and can get a chance tomorrow.
All-rounders for New Zealand vs Pakistan Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: M Hafeez, Jimmy Neesham, Imad Wasim, Colin De Grandhomme.
M Hafeez has been a consistent performer for Pakistan from many years with the bat as well as the bowl. He scored 16, 84, 46, 9 and 20 in five encounters and has also taken two wickets till now.
Jimmy Neesham is in brilliant form recently and proved it by taking five-wicket haul against Afghanistan. He can also play attacking cameos with the bat.
Imad Wasim can play attacking cameos with bat and can bowl good amount of overs with his tight length and generally bowls at the good economy. He scored 46, 23 runs in last two matches.
Colin De Grandhomme can play attacking knock and also chip in with crucial wickets. He has taken five scalps in five matches and also scored attacking 60 runs against South Africa.
Other Options: M Santner
Mitchell Santner is a good spin bowling all-rounder and can also hit quick runs. He generally bowls with good economy.
Bowlers for PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: M Amir, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Matt Henry
Mohammad Amir has regained his form and has taken fifteen wickets in five encounters. He can be lethal in overcast conditions with his swing.
Trent Boult can trouble any batsmen with his swing in the initial overs. He took brilliant four wicket-haul in the last encounter.
Lockie Ferguson can be lethal with his pace. He has taken fourteen scalps in five encounters including a four-wicket haul and three-wicket haul in last three matches.
Shadab Khan is a talented allrounder and will be crucial with the bat as well as bowl for Pakistan. His recent form is not so good. However, He took three scalps against South Africa.
Experienced left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz can also be lethal on these wickets and can reverse swing the ball later in the innings. He took three-wicket haul against England and South Africa. He can also be handy with bat and scored 45 runs against Australia.
Matt Henry has impressed everyone with his pace and swing in the initial overs and has taken eight scalps in five encounters.
Other Options: Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi has not performed as per his talent till now in WC’19. He can be a good grand league pick tomorrow.
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction:
K Williamson (C)
Babar Azam (Vc)
Imad Wasim/C de Grandhomme
Captain and Vc Choices: Kane Williamson, Babar Azam, Ross Taylor, M Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, M Guptill, Imam Ul Haq, J Neesham, Mohammad Amir, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.
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.