New Zealand vs Pakistan Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s NZ vs PAK 1st T20 2024

As Pakistan continues its cricketing sojourn through the Southern Hemisphere, the next destination on its itinerary is the picturesque land of New Zealand. The two cricketing giants are set to face off in a series of T20 internationals, and with the T20 World Cup looming just five months away, every match in this series carries significant weight. Let’s dissect both teams to identify the most promising betting opportunities for cricket enthusiasts.

New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 Head-to-Head Record

The T20 history between New Zealand and Pakistan has been dominated by the men in green. Out of the 34 matches played, Pakistan has emerged victorious in 20, losing only 13, with one match ending in a no-result. However, when we focus on matches played in New Zealand, the scales tip a bit, with the home team winning 8 out of the 15 encounters against Pakistan.

Live Streaming and Broadcast in India

Indian cricket enthusiasts can catch the live action of the T20 series on Amazon Prime, as there is no TV broadcaster for this series in India.

Team Previews: New Zealand and Pakistan

New Zealand: New Zealand fields a formidable squad for this series, featuring the likes of Matt Henry, Devon Conway, and Kane Williamson, with Lockie Ferguson set to join from the third match onwards. The batting lineup boasts strong players like Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson, Daryll Mitchell, and Glenn Phillips. Mark Chapman might also make an appearance depending on the conditions. With Mitchell Santner at 7, the team has depth in its lineup. The bowling attack is expected to include Matt Henry, Tim Southee, and possibly Adam Milne, supported by all-rounders Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips.

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Pakistan: Pakistan, despite a 3-0 Test series loss to Australia, displayed resilience and bold initiatives. In the T20 series, reports suggest that Babar Azam may not open, and Saim Ayub could partner with Mohammad Rizwan. Azam Khan’s inclusion adds firepower to the lower middle order. With players like Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, and Iftikhar Ahmed, Pakistan has a robust batting lineup. The bowling attack is stacked with the likes of Shaheen Afridi, Aamer Jamal, Haris Rauf, and the addition of Abrar Ahmed to bolster spin options.

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Toss Prediction

At Eden Park, Auckland, the team winning the toss is likely to opt for fielding first. Chasing teams have won 14 out of 25 matches played at this venue.

Pitch and Conditions

With no rain forecast in Auckland, cricket enthusiasts can expect an uninterrupted and thrilling match. The pitch at Eden Park is known for being fast and bouncy, offering assistance to both bowlers and batters. The average score batting first is 170, with 245 being the highest score at this venue.

Betting Tips

The odds on Pakistan are deemed attractive, considering New Zealand’s track record at Eden Park, having lost all 15 matches played against touring teams. Pakistan’s strengthened batting lineup and potent pace attack make them a compelling choice to start the series with a win.

In the clash of these cricketing powerhouses, bet on Pakistan to emerge victorious and set the tone for an exhilarating T20 series.

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