NZ vs PAK Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20I – 20 December (Hamilton). The Blackcaps would aim for a whitewash, whereas the visitors would play for their survival.
Hosts New Zealand will take on Pakistan in the 2nd T20I match of the three matches T20I series. The game will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
New Zealand registered a brilliant victory in their last game and, a win here will seal the series for them. Williamson will return in batting, whereas Boult, Jamieson, and Southee will return in bowling. However, Jacob Duffy will miss out on this game, whereas Santner is also rested. This game should be an easy one for the Blackcaps.
Pakistan were in absolute shambles in the last game, whereas a loss here will end the series for them. The team is missing Babar Azam, whereas the top-order looks really week on the paper. Afridi and Rauf bowled brilliantly in the last game, whereas the other bowlers need to step up. Shadab Khan needs to take more responsibility in this game.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The shorter boundaries of this ground will surely help the batsmen. This pitch is going to be good for batting and, the bowlers need to attack the square boundaries. The average 1st inning score at this ground is 177 runs.
Total T20I Games Played: 10; Bat 1st Won: 6; Bat 2nd Won: 4
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi.
Pakistan – Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: New Zealand vs Pakistan Second T20I Match
Date and Time: 20 December, Sunday- 11:30 AM IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, and Devon Conway.
Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, and Mohammad Hafeez.
Death Over Specialists
- Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson
- Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi
NZ vs PAK Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Tim Siefert and Mohammad Rizwan will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Phillips scored a wonderful half-century in the last game, whereas he is an opener. Rizwan will open the game, whereas he scored 389 runs in the National T20 Cup. Both of them are aggressive players at the top-order.
NZ vs PAK Fantasy Batsmen
Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, and Devon Conway will be our batsmen from New Zealand. Guptill is a T20 veteran whereas, Conway has made a great start to his international career. Conway scored 106 runs in just a couple of games against the West Indies. Kane is coming on the back of a brilliant IPL, whereas his T20I average is 32.65. All three of them are genuine run-scorers.
Haider Ali will be our batsman from Pakistan. He has scored 157 runs at an average of 39.25 in T20I cricket. Haider is one of the most talented batsmen on this Pakistan side.
NZ vs PAK Fantasy All-Rounders
Shadab Khan will be our all-rounder from Pakistan. He has 53 T20I wickets, whereas he scored a half-century in the last game. Shadab is a brilliant player with both bat and the ball.
NZ vs PAK Fantasy Bowlers
From New Zealand, the duo of Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson will make it into our team. Boult is one of the best white-ball bowlers, whereas Jamieson has also impressed in his short career. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers and have all the variations required.
Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi will be our bowlers from Pakistan. Afridi and Rauf picked 20 & 18 wickets, respectively, in the National T20 Cup. They bowled beautifully in the last game as well, whereas they bowl in the powerplay overs.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Shadab Khan and Tim Siefert
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