Pakistan vs New Zealand: On Friday at Eden Park in Auckland, in the opening T20 International of the series, New Zealand (NZ) will look to build on their strong performance against Pakistan (PAK). In the five-match Twenty20 International series, skipper Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand attack as they seek retribution for their dismal series against Bangladesh in December 2023.

Following their humiliation in a Test series against Australia, Pakistan is hoping to recover under new skipper Shaheen Afridi. Afridi is looking forward to settling in and making a good impression in the opening match. In their head-to-head record, Pakistan has prevailed in three of the previous six encounters.

MATCH SCHEDULE ( New Zealand vs Pakistan )

TournamentMatch DetailDay / DateTimeVenue
New Zealand vs Pakistan, T20I SerieNew Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20IFriday, January 12 , 202411:40 AM ISTEden Park, Auckland
Eden Park, Auckland
New Zealand vs Pakistan
Eden Park, Auckland

Location:  Eden Park, Auckland

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NZ vs PAK Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played34
New Zealand won13
Pakistan won20
NR01

New Zealand vs Pakistan Weather Report:

TemperaturePrecipitationHumidity
24
°C
0%68%

Eden Park Pitch Report:

The ground at Auckland’s Eden Park is geared to reward pace bowlers early on, so facing the new ball is an exciting prospect. This matchup’s short boundaries on both sides will motivate batting units to take advantage of the situation and amass a large number of runs.

NZ vs PAK Predicted Playing XIs:

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (Wk), Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne.

Pakistan:

Shaheen Shah Afridi (C), Mohammad Rizwan (Wk), Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayyub, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Aamer Jamal, Abbas Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

Prediction:

DisclaimerAccording to my understanding, analysis, and instincts used to make the prediction. Take into account all of this information when you create your prediction. Then decide for yourself.

DateTeam ATeam BOur PredictOur Win Rate
12-1-2024New ZealandPakistanNew Zealand80%