BAN vs PAK Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 1st T20 of New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022

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Match Preview

BAN vs PAK: New Zealand is hosting a 7-game T20 Tri-series between Pakistan, Bangladesh, and New Zealand. The first game of the series will be played between Bangladesh and Pakistan. The match will be played in Christchurch on 7th October 2022.

Pakistan is coming into the series after losing a 7-game T20 series against England by 3-4. They fought hard throughout but fell short in the last game. The middle-order mayhem crippled once again. Apart from Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, all the other batters failed to step up. Bangladesh on the other hand is in good form as they recently whitewashed UAE in a three-match T20 series. Shakib Al Hasan is all set to return to the national side. 

The series will be vital for all three teams as this is the last trial round before they head to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The Tri-nations will fight tooth and nail to perform better as a team and rectify all last-minute mistakes. 

Match Details for BAN vs PAK

Series: New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022

Date: 7th October 2022 (Friday)

Time: 7:30 AM IST

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Pitch Report for BAN vs PAK

The pitch at Hagley Oval provides an equal contest between the bat and the ball. The pacers could benefit from a decent amount of bounce. Batters need to stay vigilant and spend time on the surface. Fielding first could be a fair choice on this pitch. 

Probable Playing XI


Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wicket-keeper), Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain


Mohammad Nawaz, Babar Azam(captain), Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Rizwan(wicket-keeper), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed

Match Predictions for BAN vs PAK

Pakistan is certainly the favorite to win this game. Their pace attack is their biggest asset, and the conditions are favorable for them. Bangladesh batters need to stay alert and survive the initial overs. The time is now for the Pakistani middle order to gain back the rhythm as the World Cup is inching closer. The over-dependence on the opening pair is not going to help them in the long run. With the T20 World Cup approaching in less than 2 weeks, both teams will look forward to gaining some valuable form.

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