New Zealand vs Pakistan: New Zealand is all set to host Pakistan for a 3-game T20I series starting from 3rd December 2023, Sunday onwards. While the two teams have come back from facing some disappointing games in the recent past, they are looking to revamp and end the year on a higher note.
Pakistan’s disappointing performance against Bangladesh and New Zealand’s disheartening defeat against South Africa should act like stepping stones towards the team’s success at the 2022-25 ICC Championship.
The New Zealand vs PakistanT20I games will be followed by an ODI series, which holds utmost importance in the ICC Championship, making it crucial for the two teams to rise from the Ashes. While Sophie Devine will be seen leading the side, Suzie Bates with her recent World record is catching eyes of all with her brilliant form, helping the team gain momentum in the first few overs.
Pakistan’s captain Nida Dar, Muneeba Ali, and Diana Baig remain among the favourites of the squad. Bismah Maroof adds experience to the side.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I: Match Details
Date and time: December 3; 12:00 am GMT | 05:30 am IST | 01:00 pm local
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I: Pitch Report
The first game will be played at the University Oval of Dunedin, which is a plus point for batters. With a decent boundary line, the batters will have a day for themselves, being able to conveniently secure a few 4s and 6s.
Toss winning captain must look to chase down the set score due to the pitch’s favourable conditions and convenient boundary hitting.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I: Weather Forecast
The day is expected to be windy, giving an upper hand to the pacers and swingers. With shiny New Zealander pitches, pace bowling is expected to benefit. Very less chances of rain, making it a clear Sunday for all fans.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I: Probable XIs
New Zealand: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Isabella Gaze (wk), Kate Anderson, Hannah Rowe, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Eden Carson
Pakistan: Aliya Riaz, Sadaf Shamas, Nida Dar (c), Bismah Maroof, Sidra Ameen, Muneeba Ali (wk), Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Nashra Sandhu, Ghulam Fatima, Waheeda Akhtar, Natalia Pervaiz, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Najiha Alvi, Umm-e-Hani, Shawaal Zulfiqar
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I: Live Streaming Details
Unfortunately, the games between Pakistan and New Zealand will not be available for live stream in India.
New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I: Dream11 Predictions
The team batting second has a good chance of chasing down the total and winning the game. High run scores are expected.
- Wicketkeepers: Maddy Green, Muneeba Ali
- Batters: Bismah Maroof, Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer
- All-rounders: Sophie Devine (C), Nida Dar (VC), Fatima Sana
- Bowler: Lea Tahuhu, Nashra Sandhu, Jess Kerr