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PAK vs NZ Match Details

Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI | New Zealand tour of Pakistan 

Date: Monday, 9 Jan 2023 

Time: 14:30 (GMT+5) / 15:00 (GMT+5.5) / 15:30 (GMT+6)

Format: ODI

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi

PAK vs NZ Preview

  • Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq have played exceptionally well for Pakistan in the limited-overs format.
  • In one-day cricket, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, and Tim Southee have consistently performed well for New Zealand.
  • Pakistan defeated Australia in a three-match ODI series last year that was played at home.


Pakistan and New Zealand are now focused on the three-match ODI series that starts on Monday after drawing the two-match Test series 0-0. Since August, Pakistan hasn’t played in this format. The last ODI New Zealand played was against India in late November. The match begins at 14:30 local time in Karachi. 

New Zealand will be Pakistan’s toughest ODI opponents since they defeated Australia in March of last year, despite their great recent record against them in this format. They will go into this first game with confidence.

Any format should never be used to write off New Zealand, but ODIs should be avoided at all costs. They won their final series in this format against India and advanced to the last two ODI World Cup Finals.

PAK vs NZ Weather Report, Toss Prediction, And Pitch Report

The game is anticipated to take place in partly sunny conditions with a light breeze.

Both teams will be eager to win the toss, bat first, and register a respectable score. 

The Karachi wicket will traditionally be loaded with runs for the batsmen. To get wickets on this surface, the bowlers will need to execute their lengths precisely.

Pakistan Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan’s home Test cricket has been poor over the past six weeks, with five games against New Zealand and England generating zero victories. Although they don’t have many choices for pace in Test matches, they prefer this format, and their quick bowling in this game gives them more depth.

Recent form – W W W W W 

Pakistan’s Probable XI

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Agha Salman, Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Kamran Ghulam, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim, Shanawaz Dahani  

New Zealand News & Probable Playing XIs

After sustaining an injury on the field during the penultimate day of the Test series, tall pace bowler Matt Henry has been ruled out of this match as well as the next two in the series. There hasn’t been a replacement called up yet, therefore they won’t be available for this first game.

Recent form – N N W L L  

New Zealand’s Probable XI

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Ajaz Patel

PAK vs NZ Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost No result
Pakistan 2 2 1
New Zealand 2 2 1

PAK vs NZ – 1st ODI, Dream 11


  • Tom Latham


  • Kane Williamson
  • Babar Azam (VC)
  • Devon Conway (C)
  • Imam-ul-Haq


  • Mitchell Santner
  • Mohammad Nawaz 


  • Tim Southee
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Naseem Shah
  • Haris Rauf

PAK vs NZ 1st ODI Dream 11

PAK vs NZ Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Pakistan

Top batsman

  • Pakistan – Babar Azam    
  • New Zealand –  Tom Latham

Top bowler

  • Pakistan – Haris Rauf    
  • New Zealand – Tim Southee

Most sixes

  • Pakistan – Babar Azam  
  • New Zealand –  Tom Latham

Player of the Match

  • Pakistan – Babar Azam

Team Scores Batting First

  • Pakistan – 310+
  • New Zealand – 300+

Pakistan is the favorite to win this match.


The Test series was extremely entertaining despite being 0-0, with the outcome of the last game still up in the air going into the final over until poor lighting intervened. Due to how evenly similar the two teams are, we anticipate the series and the opening game to be competitive. The fact that Pakistan is playing at home gives them an advantage, and all of their batsmen have had success on these fields in ODI matches. We forecast Pakistan’s victory.

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