Pakistan vs New Zealand: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 2nd T20I

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Match Preview

Pakistan is currently hosting New Zealand at home for a 5-match T20I series, the 2nd game of which is today at Gaddafi Stadium.

Talking about the previous game which was yesterday, then Pakistan beat New Zealand by 88 runs in the 1st T20I.

Additionally, Pakistan made 182 runs while being bowled out in the first innings at the same venue as today.

New Zealand had to chase down an easy target of 183 runs but it was not easy at all.

Furthermore, the visitors were skittled out for a mere 94 runs and Pakistan enjoyed their first win.

Meanwhile, the star players for Pakistan were Saim Ayub and Fakhar Zaman who scored 47 runs apiece.

The main wicket-takers for the hosts were Haris Rauf who claimed 4/18 and Imad Wasim who scalped 2 wickets and gave only 2 runs.

In reply, New Zealand faltered in the second innings as only Mark Chapman offered any resistance with his 34.

Furthermore, the only other batter to withstand the onslaught of the Pakistani bowlers was James Neesham who scored 15.

Therefore, we will get another excellent game between these two teams today in Lahore.

Match Details

Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date: 15th April 2023

Time: 9:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

Recently, the wicket at the Gaddafi Stadium is now a batting-friendly surface where pacers will get some assistance with the new ball, but, mostly batters will dominate in today’s game as well. Therefore, we can get another high-scoring game between these two teams, and the team which wins the toss should look to bat first.

Full Squads for Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I


Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub, Shan Masood, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Haris (wk), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Zaman Khan

New Zealand

Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Will Young, Cole McConchie, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Shipley, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Latham (c & wk), Adam Milne, Benjamin Lister, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry

Probable Playing XI for Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I


Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

New Zealand

Tom Latham (c & wk), Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Benjamin Lister

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that Pakistan can win this game once again after putting up a splendid performance in the first T20I.

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