Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Ballebaazi Fantasy Cricket Preview

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Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Ballebaazi Fantasy Cricket Preview

New Zealand might have lost the first game, but they made it clear that they are not under any pressure. The match ended in a nail-biting finish exposing Pakistan on their weak points. The important thing for New Zealand would be to utilize it to their advantage in the next game. The next game will be the decider in this three-match series, but for now, New Zealand was a very convincing opponent in the last game. Pakistan will have to close the loopholes that they have or else they might finally reach to a halt in their winning streak. The focus will be on the toss in the next game to see if New Zealand wins it and puts up a fighting total on the board. For now, let us check out the probable playing 11 for this game.

Head-to-Head:

Overall Matches – 19
Pakistan- 11
New Zealand- 8

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

This has one of the finest T20 grounds, good for batting. It has hosted some brilliant  matches in recent times. Pakistan has had a good run here which has helped the team to get the status which it has today as the top T20 team.

Total matches 45
Matches won batting first 22
Matches won bowling first 22
Average 1st Inns scores 141
Average 2nd Inns scores 125
Highest total recorded 211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest total recorded 71/10 (19 Ov) by Ken vs IRE
Highest score chased 183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE
Lowest score defended 144/6 (20 Ov) by PAK vs Eng

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Ballebaazi Fantasy Cricket Preview

Pakistan

Babar and Hafeez have shown their brilliance in the last few games but other than that everyone has failed n batting. This would be a big concern for the team as Fakhar Zaman has still not been declared fit to play. Playing Afridi for the role of the second seamer instead of Usman Khan did pay off. With Hasan Ali not fit entirely, he can jump in as the leading seamer. They would want to avoid these injuries as this will heavily impact the team’s performance in the next few games. They might go in with the same team for this crucial match hoping the middle order batsmen will perform in the way they should.

New Zealand

They were very convincing with the team combination they had in the previous match. So, they would not want to change anything in a decider. Williamson looked calm after the first match showing that he is confident on the team. Taylor, Munro, Williamson and Anderson make an excellent T20 batting line-up. The seamers did a great job in the last game that they would want to repeat. Sodhi and Ajaz Patel were spot-on in their role even with the lack of experience. They created problems for the batsmen in the middle over forcing Pakistan’s middle order problems to be exposed. It will be interesting to see if they all can put the opposition in trouble in this game.

Pakistan New Zealand
Babar Azam Colin Munro
Sahibzada Farhan Glenn Phillips
Mohammad Hafeez Kane Williamson (c)
Shoaib Malik Ross Taylor
Asif Ali Tim Seifert (wk)
Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk) Corey Anderson
Faheem Ashraf Colin de Grandhomme
Imad Wasim Tim Southee
Shadab Khan Ish Sodhi
Hasan Ali Ajaz Patel
Shaheen Afridi Adam Milne

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