PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction | 1st ODI | Match Preview

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Pakistan and New Zealand will play in the 1st ODI at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.

PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, probable playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 1st ODI, New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 2021.

PAK vs NZ 1st ODI Match Preview


The last ODI series that Pakistan played was against England, and they had to face humiliation as they were white-washed by a second-string England team.

They are going with their full strength in this series and would be hoping to achieve great results at home. The No.1 T20I batsman, Babar Azam, will be leading the side and generally bats at No.3. Both the openers, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq, have appeared to be in great form. Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan will play a crucial role in the middle-order.

The bowling attack also looks good with a balanced set of pacers and spinners. Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf will be the pace-trio of the team, whereas Shadab and Usman Qadir will handle the spin attack. Pakistan looks very strong on the paper and can easily win this series.

New Zealand:

New Zealand played their last ODI series almost six months ago against Bangladesh and comfortably won all the matches. Their crucial players are playing the IPL, so an inexperienced New Zealand team will be facing Pakistan.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, Tom Latham, will lead the side in the absence of Kane Williamson, and he generally bats in the middle-order. Rachin Ravindra and Finn Allen have opened the innings in the recent matches and have performed well, so they are likely to continue in this series.

In the middle-order, Will Young, Colin de Grandhome, and Henry Nicholls will be the crucial run-scorers apart from Tom Latham. The bowling unit appears to be more substantial compared to the batting. Cole McConchie and Ajaz Patel have picked up wickets consistently in recent matches.

Scott Kuggelejin, Blair Tickner, and Matt Henry are most likely to be the pace attack of the team. New Zealand might have to put up a solid fight to win this series.

PAK vs NZ Match Details

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI, Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2021

Venue: Rawalpindi Stadium, Rawalpindi

Date: 17th September 2021

Time: 3:00 PM IST

PAK vs NZ Weather Report

The Weather forecast is expected to be sunny and clear with no chance of rain.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Pitch Condition

Average 1st innings score: 236

Average 2nd innings score: 204

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(The average score is based on twenty-four matches played at this venue.)

The pitch at Rawalpindi is good for batting, but bowlers also get a good amount of help. The dew factor might come into play in the second innings, which might be why the chasing teams have been more successful here.

(The twelve out of the twenty-four matches played at this venue have been won by the chasing team.)

PAK vs NZ Head-to-Head Record

Match Played: 107

PAK Won: 55

NZ Won: 48

Tied: 1

No Results: 3

PAK vs NZ recent form

Most recent first

Pakistan L L L W L
New Zealand W W W L W

PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team News


  • They have already announced their 12-man squad for the match.


  • Tom Blundell ruled out of the series because of a quad strain.
  • Finn Allen likely to make his ODI debut.

PAK vs NZ Probable Playing XI


Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir.

New Zealand:

Rachin Ravindra, Finn Allen, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (C & WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn/Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel, Jacob Duffy/Blair Tickner.

Top Picks for PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction


Babar Azam:

(83 M, 3985 R, 56.93 A)

Babar is currently the No.1 ODI batsman in the ODI format. He bats at No.3 and has 14 centuries to his name.

Fakhar Zaman:

(53 M, 2325 R, 47.45 A)

He opens the innings for Pakistan and has been one of their best batsmen in ODI format. Fakhar scored six centuries so far in his career.

Hasan Ali:

(57 M, 457 O, 89 W)

Hasan leads the pace attack of the team and picks up wickets consistently. He can also score some quick runs down the order.

Shaheen Afridi:

(28 M, 236.3 O, 53 W)

He has become one of the top bowlers at a very young age. Shaheen maintains an economical rate below six and has an average of 24.62.

Shadab Khan:

(48 M, 434 R, 24.11 A + 388 O, 62 W)

Shadab is an all-rounder but is mainly known for his bowling abilities.

New Zealand:

Finn Allen:

(Yet to make his debut)

He is a young right-handed batsman and bats aggressively. Finn is yet to make his debut in ODIs but impressed everyone with his performance in the recent T20I series against Bangladesh.

Rachin Ravindra:

(Yet to make his debut)

Ravindra opens the innings for the team and bowls left-arm orthodox. He can be a good pick as C or VC in your PAK vs NZ Dream11 team.

Tom Latham:

(102 M, 2824 R, 34.02 A)

Latham keeps the wickets and has also been made the skipper of the team. He is the most experienced player and stabilizes the innings in the middle-order

Ajaz Patel:

(Yet to make his debut)

He is a left-arm orthodox bowler and is yet to make his debut in the ODI format. Ajaz has been brilliant in the recent T20I series by picking up wickets consistently.

Matt Henry:

(55 M, 479.3 O, 98 W)

Henry is a right-arm fast bowler and has been successful so far in his career. He has an average of fewer than 26 runs.

Trump Card pick for PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team

Scott Kuggelejin:

(2 M, 14 O, 5 W)

Kuggelejin is a right-arm fast bowler and can also score some crucial runs with the bat.

PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

T Latham

B Azam (Vc), Imam ul-Haq, F Zaman, H Nicholls

R Ravindra (C), Shadab Khan

Hasan Ali, S Afridi, Haris Rauf, J Duffy

  • Mohammad Rizwan is also a very good pick.

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Babar Azam
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Hasan Ali
  • Imam Ul Haq
  • Shaheen Afridi

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.

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