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PAK vs NZ Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 1st ODI match between Pakistan and New Zealand?

PAK vs NZ Match Prediction - Who will win today's 1st ODI match between Pakistan and New Zealand?


After the T20I series finished on level terms, Pakistan will now host New Zealand in a five-match ODI series, starting April 27 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. New Zealand will have a brilliant opportunity to get themselves prepared in the subcontinent ahead of the ODI World Cup in India later this year, while the Babar Azam-led side will aim to bounce back after their three-match series defeat against New Zealand in January.

The visitors are without many of their star players in the form of skipper Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Finn Allen and Devon Conway amongst others. When it comes to Pakistan, they have named a full-strength squad, with Shaheen Shah Afridi coming back into the ODI squad.

PAK vs NZ Match Details

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI Match, New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023

Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Date & Time: April 27, 04:00 PM IST

Broadcast & Live Streaming Details: Sony Sports Network, SonyLiv App and website

PAK vs NZ Pitch Report

The surface at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is a typical batter-friendly one. Anything above 320 runs will be good on the surface and the team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

PAK vs NZ Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan (PAK):

PAK vs NZ Match Prediction - Who will win today's 1st ODI match between Pakistan and New Zealand?

Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi

New Zealand (NZ):

New Zealand

Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls/Tom Blundell, Jimmy Neesham, Matt Henry, Ben Lister, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne

PAK vs NZ Probable Best Performers

Probable best batter

Mark Chapman

Kiwi all-rounder Mark Chapman is in terrific form. He finished as the leading run-scorer of the T20I series and also scored a sensational century in the fifth and final match. Given his form, Chapman can wreak havoc in the ODI series.

Probable best bowler

Haris Rauf 

With 11 wickets to his name, express pacer Haris Rauf finished as the leading wicket-taker of the T20I series. Just like Chapman, he can be dangerous as the 29-year-old is in brilliant form at the moment.

Today’s Match Prediction: The side bowling first to win the match

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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