NZ vs PAK Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 2nd T20 of New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022

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Match Preview

NZ vs PAK: The second T20 international of the New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022 will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan. Pakistan, Bangladesh, and New Zealand are participating in this Tri-series. The game will be played on the 8th of October 2022 at Christchurch.

The first T20 international of the tournament was played between Bangladesh and Pakistan. Pakistan managed to grab a convincing win. Batting first, Mohammad Rizwan, the man in the form of his life, scored 78 off 50 balls. His knock anchored the Pakistani innings to a total of 167 at the end of 20 overs.

Bangladesh started the chase well but kept losing wickets in the middle. They failed to build a considerate partnership. Yasir Ali fought hard by scoring 42 off 21 deliveries, but the Bangladeshi fell short of 21 runs. Pakistan is the table topper after winning the opening game.

New Zealand, on the other hand, is playing with a full-fledged squad for the first time in a long while. This will be their last T20 series before they start their T20 World Cup campaign. Overall, a good contest of bat and ball is set to take place.

Match Details for NZ vs PAK

Series: New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022

Date: 8th October 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 11:30 AM IST

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Live Streaming: Amazon Prime

Pitch Report for NZ vs PAK

The pitch of Hagley Oval is unlike the usual New Zealand conditions. The surface is good for batting and the par score would be anywhere over 150. The pacers could get some movement. As a result, bowling first could be the first choice for the captains.

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Kane Williamson(captain), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips(wicket-keeper), James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee 


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

Match Predictions for NZ vs PAK

This game will surely be a close encounter. Pakistan is in good form. Their only concern remains their middle order. They can’t continue replying on the opening pair. Meanwhile, New Zealand is coming in fresh as a unit. The conditions are in their favor. With the return of their key players, the team is lethal on paper. Nonetheless, fans will get to see a good game of cricket. And, New Zealand is the probable winner of this game.

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