1st Test Match of Pakistan and New Zealand(Pak vs NZ) 3- match test series will be played from 26th December 2022 to 30th December 2022 at National Stadium, Karachi. Match will start at 10:30AM IST and 10:00AM Pakistan time.
Pakistan and New Zealand have played 60 matches so far where Pakistan have won 25 matches and New Zealand have won only 14 whereas 21 matches ended in a draw.
Pakistan had terrible series against England where they suffered 0-3 whitewash in their soil. This time’ it’s kiwis they will be playing with. Pakistan will be without Azhar Ali who announced retirement from test cricket.
Imam ul Haq and Abdullah Shafique have some runs with them. One of them will be option to pick in fantasy team. Shan Masood is most likely replacement for Azhar Ali.
Skipper Babar Azam is in purple patch and he will be contender for captaincy in fantasy team. Mohammad Rizwan will be wicket-keeper pick.
Among fast bowlers, Pakistan will be dependent lot upon spinners. Abrar Ahmed did well in debut series and he will be contender to pick in fantasy team as well. One of Nauman Ali/ Zahid Mahmood is another player to pick.
For New Zealand as well, WTC haven’t went good and in Asian conditions, they have struggled in past. However, New Zealand is a quality side and they have lot of experienced cricketers who are good players of spin. Kiwis will be with new test skipper Tim Southee, who is announced as test captain after Kane Williamson steps down.
Tom Latham is player to pick in fantasy team as he is capable of playing long innings. Kane Williamson is vice-captaincy choice. Henry Nicholls and Devon Conway will be in middle-order.
Daryl Mitchell has done well in last few matches. He can score runs at brisk pace and can be a handy bowler. He is good option to pick as well. From bowlers, New Zealand will be with Tim Southee and Neil Wagner as pacers and Ish Sodhi and Ajaz Patel as spinners. Tim Southee and Ajaz Patel will be picks from kiwi bowlers.
Best Playing XI for Pakistan:-
Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood, Babar Azam(c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Abrar Ahmed
Best Playing XI for New Zealand:-
Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell(wk), Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel
Dream11 Prediction Team for Pak vs NZ 1st Test Match:-
Wicket Keepers – Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmans – Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam(c), Kane Williamson(vc), Tom Latham, Devon Conway
All Rounders – D Mitchell
Bowlers – Abrar Ahmed, Nauman Ali, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel