New Zealand vs Pakistan: While New Zealand holds an edge over Pakistan in the ODI series, Pakistan returns with an incredible series win over New Zealand at the T20I games. Wrapping the series up for 2-1, Pakistan brings in loads of confidence on the table, while New Zealand women are still the finest at what they do at the ODI series.
The clash between Pakistan women and New Zealand women will be one of revenge, skill testing and loads of pride. The 3 ODI games will decide whether New Zealand can recover from the T20I loss and maintain an upper hand in the ODI series or whether Pakistan clenches the tiny changes of New Zealand rising from the Ashes, after their brutal defeat against South Africa.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Match Details
Date and time: December 11; 10:00 pm GMT | Dec 12 – 03:30 am IST / 12:00 pm local
Venue: John Davies Oval, Queenstown
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Head to Head
History stands as evidence of the might of New Zealand against Pakistan. Out of the 14 ODI games played so far, Pakistan has been able to secure just 1 game. The table stands 13-1 in favour of New Zealand.
With the newly ushered confidence, Pakistan will want to carry the momentum forward into the ODI games and secure the series to regain glory. Whereas New Zealand will want to keep up with history and not let their poor performance in the past few months affect their record of long years.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Key Players
For the New Zealanders, Suzie Bates remains a major player. Her contribution to the games is crucial for the team to secure the required runs. She was able to score the highest against Pakistan in the recent series and will want to perform equally well.
Sophie Devine’s captaincy and her presence of mind will prove crucial, while the team comes back from such painful losses. The series against South Africa was rather brutal and the team will want to make it up for the loss in the guidance of their captain. Amelia Kerr is the face of New Zealand’s bowling line-up. Her 3 wickets in the series so far have been crucial.
Pakistan seems to have a stronger hold from the bowling side, given Sana Fatima’s 6 wickets against New Zealand in the T20I series. She will carry the momentum forward, creating obstacles for the world-class batting line-up of New Zealand.
Muneeba Ali has been the highest run-scorer after Suzie Bates in the T20I series. She has secured 85 runs so far and will want to make bigger scores at the ODI game opening bat with Omaima Sohail.
Nida Dar has also pitched her best foot forward, bowling, batting and leading the side brilliantly so far. Her impressive economy rate along with some crucial runs in the last few overs as a middle-order batter have contributed immensely to the team’s structure.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Pitch Report
Greenery is expected on the John Davies Oval field suggesting an advantage for the team bowling first. Fast bowlers will have an advantage in the early overs, due to the greenery and shine of the pitch.
The captain winning the toss will wish to field first and chase down the runs conveniently in the latter half. An Average score of 245-250 is expected on this pitch which is easily chaseable.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Weather Forecast
While the weather is cloudy, the chances of rain are equally less. A complete power-packed game is expected. Humidity which is a given factor, tiring the players out is 66%, but no great deal for the visiting team of Pakistan.
The air is expected to be windy which adds to the advantage of the pacers and the swingers.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Probable XIs
New Zealand: Sophie Devine (c), Kate Anderson, Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Izzy Gaze, Maddy Green, Fran Jonas, Melie Kerr, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
Pakistan: Muneeba Ali, Omaima Sohail, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Sidra Ameen, Sadaf Shamas, Najiha Alvi, Nida Dar (c), Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Fatima Sana, Diana Bag, Ghulam Fatima, Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Sadia Iqbal, Umm-e-Hani, Waheeda Akhtar
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Live Streaming Details
The Indian fans will not be able to witness the games live. However, Prime Video will livestream the match as well.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Dream11 Predictions
The team batting second is expected to win given the pitch and weather conditions. As a full game is expected, scores will be conveniently chased. Also, the bowlers will have an upper hand in the first half of the game, guaranteeing not more than 250 runs from each side.
- Wicketkeepers: Muneeba Ali
- Batters: Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Bismah Maroof
- All-rounders: Sophie Devine (C), Amelia Kerr, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana (VC)
- Bowlers: Lea Tahuhu, Nashra Sandhu, Jess Kerr