PAK vs NZ 2nd ODI Prediction 11 Jan 2023
- Date: 2023-01-11
- Start Time: 15:00
- Location: Karachi City Cricket Association Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
- Tournament: ODI Series
- Format: One Day International
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
The new year has started in a positive way for Pakistan as they scored a home win against New Zealand. The hosts won the toss and decided to bowl first. The decision worked in their favour and the bowlers stopped New Zealand from scoring a huge number and made the chase easier for the batters.
- New Zealand batters struggled to have a stable partnership in the first ODI
- Naseem Shah achieved a 5-wicket haul at an economy of 5.70 in 10 overs
- Pakistan would be eying to win the ODI series by winning the second game as well
PAK vs NZ – 2nd ODI – Venue Details
Venue: Karachi City Cricket Association Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Date: 11th January 2023
Time: 3.00 PM (IST)
PAK vs NZ – 2nd ODI – Team Previews
Babar Azam and his men did a fantabulous job in the first ODI by stopping the visitors at a very nominal score. Every decision was perfect and in the end, the game fell in favour of a much better team. Men in green will be coming on the ground with a similar combination of players.
It was a memorable day for Naseem Shah as he picked up 5 wickets in 10 overs for an economy of 5.70. Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Nawaz also provided timely breakthroughs in the game. In the second ODI, the bowlers will be expected to repeat a similar performance.
Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam provided a stable start to the team but Imam-ul-Haq lost his wicket a bit early. However, it was Mohammad Rizwan and Haris Sohail provided a much-required push to the team and won the game without many issues. Babar Azam put up a strong performance and had five boundaries and one six to score 66 runs off 82 balls.
New Zealand’s Pakistan tour started on a disappointing note and it seems like the second ODI is a must-win fixture to level the series. New Zealand has witnessed a dip in their overall performance in the limited overall format of the game. Skipper Kane Williamson would be eyeing to make at least one change in the squad.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Finn Allen, Devon Conway, captain Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham and Michael Bracewell to deliver the bulk of the runs. Michael Bracewell batted well in the first game of the series, scoring 43 runs off 42 balls.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Tim Southee, Henry Shipley, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi and Michael Bracewell to provide timely breakthroughs. Williamson might replace Lockie Ferguson with Ish Sodhi to make sure the bowling remains strong enough.
PAK vs NZ – 2nd ODI – Probable Playing XI
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Salman Agha, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson/Ish Sodhi
PAK vs NZ – 2nd ODI – Toss Prediction and Pitch Report
In the first ODI, it was very clear that the pitch will support the bowlers. The toss-winning team should opt for the ball first as the chase will be easier.
PAK vs NZ – 2nd ODI – Match Prediction
Pakistan displayed a strong performance in the first ODI. They will be expected to continue the winning momentum. It won’t be an easy task to defeat New Zealand twice consecutively, but we predict a win for Pakistan in the 2nd ODI.