PAK vs NZ Match Prediction: Who will win today’s 2nd T20I match? – CricTracker

The first T20I was washed out due to rain.

By Mihir Korde

Published – 19 Apr 2024, 14:16 IST | Updated – 19 Apr 2024, 16:21 IST

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Pakistan (PAK) and New Zealand (NZ) will square off in the second T20I of the five-game series on April 20, Saturday. 

The first T20I between the two ended without any result as the game was interrupted by rain, forcing the officials to call off the game. Though the game had only two balls being bowled, Shaheen Afridi still managed to pick a wicket on the second ball of the game. 

On the other hand, New Zealand has sent a second string to Pakistan lacks a considerable amount of experience in their squad. Though the first game was washed out, the visitors will be hoping to put up a good show in the upcoming clash. 

PAK vs NZ 2024 Match Details:

Particulars Details
Match Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I
Venue Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Date & Time Saturday, April 20, 08:00 PM
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details

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Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Pitch Report and Conditions

The surface at Pindi is known for its flat pitches, which has resulted in a lot of high-scoring games previously. This ground’s wickets also give considerable bounce, which helps quick bowlers early on. However, during the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) tournament, the pitch conditions were more diverse, with a variety of wicket types available. The team that wins the toss will attempt to bowl first to have their target set.

PAK vs NZ Head-to-Head Record:

Matches played 40
Pakistan won 21
New Zealand won 17
NR 02

PAK vs NZ Predicted Playing XIs:


Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Irfan Khan, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Abrar Ahmed

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New Zealand:

Michael Bracewell (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Tim Robinson, Dean Foxcroft, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Josh Clarkson, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Ben Sears, Ben Lister.

PAK vs NZ Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Babar Azam

Babar Azam: The re-appointed skipper may be the best batter in the second T20I against New Zealand. The star batter will be confident with the bat when he faces an inexperienced Kiwis bowling lineup. Azam was the leading run scorer in the PSL 2024, which culminated recently. He scored 569 runs over 11 innings.

Probable Best Bowler: Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afridi: He could be the best bowler in the forthcoming match against New Zealand. Afridi, who had a decent PSL season, will be trying to put his past results behind him and once again come hard at the batters, taking wickets early in the innings.

Today’s Match Prediction: Pakistan to win the match

Scenario 1

Pakistan win the toss and opt to bowl

Powerplay score: 45-55

First innings score: 175-185

Pakistan win the match

Scenario 2

New Zealand win the toss and opt to bowl

Powerplay score: 55-65

First innings score: 185-195

Pakistan win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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