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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I Prediction 2018 Cricbuzz Live

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New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Prediction

Betting Tips

Our PredictionNew Zealand are favorites to win

  • New Zealand defeated Pakistan convincingly by seven wickets in the first T20 international.
  • There will be pressure on Pakistan who now must win this game to keep the series alive.
  • New Zealand have lost four out of the last six T20s they have played at the Eden Park.

Who Will Win New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20?

After beating Pakistan in the ODI series 5-0, New Zealand have drawn first blood in the T20 international series as well. The two teams will now head to the Eden Park in Auckland for the second game scheduled to be played on January 25. Live telecast will begin at 7 PM local time.

NZ vs Pak 2nd T20: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Star Sports, Fox Sports, Sky Sports Cricket

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Read on for team analysis, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for NZ vs Pak 2nd T20.

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I Prediction 2018 Cricbuzz Live

 

New Zealand

Their batting is going to depend mainly on the likes of Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and Kane Williamson who is expected to return after being sidelined for the first game due to injury. Munro top-scored with an unbeaten 49 at Wellington and he will be the key batsman for New Zealand. Trent Boult who was rested for the first T20 has returned and he will be the big threat with the ball. Seth Rance and Mitchell Santner shared five wickets between them last time and could cause problems for Pakistan once again.

Pakistan

Except Babar Azam who scored a gritty 41, none of their top eight batsmen were able to score in double digits in the last game. The team will hope for a much better batting performance next time, and for that to happen, they will also need strong contributions from Fakhar Zaman and Sarfraz Ahmed in the middle order. Rumman Raees bagged a couple of wickets while Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan bowled tight spells. Pakistan will expect these three to bowl well at Auckland as well.

New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Betting Odds

New Zealand were clinical in the ODI series and they have extended their dominance in the shortest format as well. The Kiwis are hot favorites amongst the bookmakers to win the second T20 international at very short odds of 1.38 on Betfair, 1.30 on Bet365, 1.32 on Unibet and 1.33 each on Ladbrokes and Betway. Pakistan on the other hand are big underdogs and are being offered at a huge price of 3.25 on Betway, 3.40 each on Betfair and Unibet and 3.50 each on Bet365 and Ladbrokes.

New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Prediction

New Zealand’s T20 record at the Eden Park has not been a great one in recent times as they have won just two of their past six matches. The two teams have faced each other twice at this ground in the 20-overs format with both winning a game each. The last time Pakistan were here, they defeated the hosts by 16 runs and this should give them plenty of hope going into this game. However, their batsmen have not yet been able to adapt to the conditions which is a big worry for the visitors. We thus predict New Zealand to win this match and clinch the series.

 

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20 PREDICTION

New Zealand won the ODI arrangement 5-0 and have a high assurance in the group to rehash the execution; in spite of the fact that Pakistan has a decent record in the shorter configuration of the amusement, we feel that the hosts will rule once more in the main T20.

When and Where:

NZ vs PAK, 2nd T20
Eden Park, Auckland
8:30 AM IST

Venue Stats:

1st innings average score : 166 runs
2nd innings average score : 144 runs

Squads:

New Zealand:
Kane Williamson (c), Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Anaru Kitchen, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Seth Rance, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Ben Wheeler, Lockie Ferguson

Pakistan:
Sarfraz Ahmed, Aamer Yamin, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Umar Yamin

Team News:

New Zealand:
Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult come back into the squad, Ross Taylor and Tim Southee will be rested.

Pakistan:
Pakistan will be tempted to try Ahmed Shahzad in place of Umar Amin at the top spot.

New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20 probable playing XI :

New Zealand :
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (capt), G Phillips, R, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Seth Rance, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson/ Anaru Kitchen, Ish Sodhi.

Pakistan :
Ahmed Shehzad/Umar Amin, Fakhar Zaman, Fahim Ashraf, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Shadab Khan, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir

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Updated: January 24, 2018 — 2:51 pm
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