18 Dec 2020, the 1st T20 Cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played in Eden Park, Auckland. Here is New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I Match Prediction, Pakistan Tour of New Zealand, 2020-21. The T20 match will start from 06:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL.

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NZ vs PAK, 1st T20 Match Prediction

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I Match Prediction, Pakistan Tour of New Zealand, 2020-21

New Zealand 43%
Pakistan 37%
The percentages are showing in between 80%. The rest of the 20% is for exceptional cases. The explanations are down below.

“New Zealand” Can Be The Winner.

  1. Team Ranking:

    New Zealand is preparing slowly to lead the world cricket. They have so many talented players and exciting projects. Pakistan also has some of the exciting youngsters and also have a great fast-bowling squad. Tomorrow, both teams will face the first T20 match against each other. Currently, NZ sits in the 6th place and Pakistan sits in the 4th place of the ICC T20 Team Ranking.

  2. Home Advantage:

    The match between New Zealand vs Pakistan is going to play at Eden Park, Auckland. This is the home ground of New Zealand. So, they will get the home advantage.

  3. Current Form: 

    NZ won 2 and lost 3 matches while Pakistan won 4 and lost in a single match in their respective 5 matches.

  4. Head To Head:

    Both teams have played each other 21 times. NZ won 8 and Pakistan won 13 matches.

  5. Field Condition:

    Eden Park is New Zealand’s largest sports stadium and difficult place for the bowlers.

  6. Player Analysis:

    Batsmen Analytics

    Kane Williamson of NZ has an AVG 32.64 and SR 125.18. Another batsman of NZ Colin Munro has an AVG 29.17 and SR 144.16.

    On the other hand, Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan has an AVG 28.31 and SR 115.57. Another top batsman Fakhar Zaman – has an AVG 26.52 and SR 134.98.

    Bowlers Analytics

    Lockie Ferguson of NZ has an AVG 25.58 and Econ 7.60. Another bowler of NZ Tim Southee has an AVG 28.15 and Econ 8.35.

    Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan has an AVG 22.96 and his Econ 7.72. Another top bowler Wahab Riaz’s AVG 21.66 and his Econ 7.18.

    NZ has a powerful batting unit and a very strong middle-order. Pakistan has good bowlers but could face challenge in the home ground of NZ. Moreover, the absence of Babar Azam could be vital.

  7. Pitch Support:

    Eden Park Oval is a graveyard for the bowlers owing to its shorter boundaries and a placid track. Almost 360 runs were scored in just 32 overs in the last game played here. We expect a run feast of 200+ runs in this match.

However, things could be change in some terms like weather condition, or injury cases, mental health of players in a team, etc. But, these are exceptional cases at all.

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Venue: Eden Park, Auckland.

NZ vs PAK, 1st T20 Match Prediction

New Zealand Squad

Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Ajaz Patel.

Pakistan Squad

Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali.