26 Dec 2020, the 1st Test Cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played in Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. Here is New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Test Match Prediction, Pakistan Tour of New Zealand, 2020-21. The Test match will start from 10:00 PM GMT (Dec 25) / 11:00 AM LOCAL.

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NZ vs PAK, 1st Test Match Prediction

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Test 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:

    Pakistan won the final T20 match in the three-match T20I series. It will give them a confidence boost ahead of the crucial Test series. But, NZ is too determined and looks to continue the winning streak in Test arena. They also have the full strength squad. Currently, NZ sits in the 2nd place and Pakistan sits in the 7th place of ICc Test Ranking.

  2. Home Advantage:

    The match between New Zealand vs Pakistan is going to play at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. This is the home ground of New Zealand. So, they will get the home advantage.

  3. Current Form: 

    The current form of NZ seems extraordinary in all forms of cricket including T20. They’re literally unbreakable in their home ground.

  4. Head To Head:

    Both teams have played each other 58 times in Test format till now. NZ won 12 and Pakistan won 25 matches respectively. The other 21 matches drawn.

  5. Field Condition:

    Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui is a medium-sized ground with seven blocks.

  6. Player Analysis:

    Batsmen Analytics

    Kane Williamson of NZ has an AVG 52.55 and SR 51.92. Another batsman of NZ Tom Latham has an AVG 42.65 and SR 46.69.

    On the other hand, Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan has an AVG 35.09 and SR 55.22. Another top batsman Shan Masood – has an AVG 31.81 and SR 46.2.

    Bowlers Analytics

    Trent Boult of NZ has an AVG 27.96 and Econ 2.98. Another bowler of NZ Tim Southee has an AVG 28.58 and Econ 3.01.

    Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan has an AVG 31.34 and his Econ 3.18. Another top bowler Naseem Shah’s AVG 34.81 and his Econ 3.45.

    NZ is determined to take points in ICC Test Championship and they’re difficult to subdues in their home ground. Pakistan don’t have enough good players to beat them.

  7. Pitch Support:

    Bay Oval is a good pitch to bat on in the first three days of the match predominantly. Pace bowlers might enjoy bowling on the first day with a lot of swing on offer. We can expect teams to score around 300-400 runs in the first innings of the 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: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.

NZ vs PAK, 1st Test Match Prediction

New Zealand Squad

Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

Pakistan Squad

Mohammad Rizwan (C & wk), Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammed Abbas.