January 13, 2023
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Pakistan (PAK) will take on New Zealand (NZ) in the opening match of the ODI Series. This match will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi. New Zealand recently beat India 3-0 and is the top-ranked one-day side in the world.
They will be led by Kane Williamson and have plenty of depth in the squad for this series. On the other hand, Pakistan won their previous ODI series against Australia at home and has done really well over the last year. This promises to be a closely fought contest. The match gets underway on January 13 at National Stadium, Karachi.
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Cricket Tips Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Match Preview
Both teams have performed well during this WcT20 cycle and will look to gain momentum before entering the next series. The Babar Azam-led side will try to put the opponents under pressure on their home pitche, as they know how the surface will behave.
Both sides have quality batters in their batting line-ups, and we expect them to dominate the game, as bowlers played a key role during last world cup outing in Australia.
Since the surface is balanced and offers some assistance to batters, we expect a few good knocks in the Third ODI’s.
Babar Azam seems to be an unstoppable force in One Day Internationals as he has been sitting comfortably at the top position in ICC men’s rankings for batters since July 2021. The Pakistan skipper had an outstanding 2022, having amassed 679 runs from nine matches including three centuries. Azam would be looking to continue his purple patch in the 50-overs format.
Pakistan’s Squad for New Zealand ODI’s : Babar Azam(C), IU Haq, Agha Salman, FK Zaman, H Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir
BENCH : S Ahmed, Abdullah Shafique, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, Kamran Ghulam, Abrar Ahmed, Nauman Ali, Zahid Mahmood, Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza, Sajid Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tayyab Tahir, M Hasnain
The onus will be on veteran pacer Tim Southee to spearhead the New Zealand pace attack in the absence of seasoned pacer Matt Henry who has been ruled out due to an abdominal strain. While Southee might not be able to generate swing in these conditions, he can be a lethal force with his disciplined lines and lengths.