New Zealand Vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Tri series Dream 11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket

Mohammad Rizwan hit 78 unbeaten runs for 50 balls in the first game against Bangladesh.

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New Zealand (NZ) meets Pakistan (PAK) in the second T20 of the seven-game Tri-Series on Saturday, October 8 at Hagley Oval Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Babar Azam-led Pakistan take on Kane Williamson's New Zealand in the 2nd T20I of the Tri-Nation series, taking place ahead of the 2022 T20 World Championship. Pakistan got off to a good start in the series with a nice win over Bangladesh in the 1st T20I on Friday (October 7th).
New Zealand will have to do their job against an in-form Pakistan, who may have lost their seven-game run to England at home but who, despite many weaknesses that still prevail in their best starting XI, will have to be a top-class side. One of the other headaches for New Zealand is the fitness of their all-rounder Daryl Mitchell, who has a broken hand and has been sidelined from the ongoing series. There's a big chance he could be eliminated from the T20 World Cup as well.
Cricket betting sites have New Zealand as easy favourites. We think this is largely due to New Zealand playing in home conditions and not fearing any major injuries in their bowling unit.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Tri-Series 2022 match prediction and cricket betting tips. The match will be played on 8th October 2022 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

Match Preview

New Zealand (NZ) hosts Pakistan (PAK) in the second T20I match of the Tri-Series tournament at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday. New Zealand won their last T20I series against the West Indies and also sealed the ODI series. But they lost the ODI series to Australia 3-0, hampering their preparation for the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup tournament.
After losing 3-4 in a seven-day T20I series at home to England, Pakistan returned to winning ways with a big win over Bangladesh in the first game of the series. In-form opener Mohammad Rizwan hit 78 unbeaten runs on 50 balls to lead Pakistan to a great 167/5 aggregate while batting first. Then young pacesetter Mohammad Wasim took three wickets to limit Bangladesh to just 146/8 and secure a crucial win in 21 runs.

Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss will likely want to field first. We don't think that's a huge advantage as the pitch is unlikely to change over the course of a game.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Hagley Oval has a batting friendly surface for white ball cricket. The first innings average here is 155 runs and Pakistan scored 167 points in the last game, so fans can expect a high-scoring duel on Saturday.

Betting Tip

We will support New Zealand to win this game. If you compare the two teams we don't think there is a huge difference between them and this is reflected in the odds as well. However, New Zealand has more batters who can play at a higher batting rate and the fact that New Zealand are playing at home cannot be ignored either.
Bet on New Zealand to win.

Weather Report

The weather forecast for NZ v PAK second game on Saturday 8th October 2022 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch is forecast to be mostly cloudy or sunny or clear and rainy. The temperature is expected to be around 12℃ with 81% humidity and a wind speed of 20.

Probable Playing 11s

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips (wk) James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee


Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf/Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani.

Dream11 Top Fantasy Picks

Babar Azam has been very inconsistent lately but we can't leave him out of the team as he is one of the best hitters despite the slump in form. As he showed in the England series, he can play a magic inning every now and then.
Mohammad Rizwan continued his stellar run and once again scored the best for Pakistan and played a wonderful 78 inning against Bangladesh. He has been remarkable lately and will be Pakistan's best hope in the upcoming game.
Shadab Khan The star-spin all-rounder didn't stand a chance to bat against Bangladesh in the first game of this series, but he took a big wicket from opposing captain Nurul Hasan while conceding just 30 runs. Shadab has won five wickets in his last five innings and has 51 runs in three innings.
Shan Masood The 32-year-old batsman hit a crucial 31 runs from 22 balls in the last game against Bangladesh after notching two fifties in the most recent T20I series against England.
Devon Conway is arguably New Zealand's most consistent batsman and the hosts will be pinning their hopes on him to provide a good platform for the middle tier batsmen.
Trent Boult will be a threat to Pakistani thugs who were struggling with the Searns left arm. When the ball swings, Boult can be deadly with the new ball, so he's also a good player to back up.

 The young New Zealand opener wasn't part of the T20I squad against the West Indies, but he excelled in the ODI series with 124 runs in three games, including a 96-run knockdown in game two, costing just 7.0 credits.

Mohammed Nawaz had a good game against Bangladesh, picking two wickets for 25 runs. He's also a very handy batsman and has been doing well for Pakistan lately, so he's also a good player to have on the team.