Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020-21 - 2nd T20I
The 2nd T20I of the three-match series between New Zealand and Pakistan will be played at the Seddon Park, Hamilton in New Zealand.
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Given that Pakistan were down at 39/5 after 8.2 overs in the T20I opener, they did well to make a match out of it. Expectedly, Pakistan's top order struggled to cope with the bouncy conditions of New Zealand.
In a bid to make the most of the powerplay, they lost too many wickets at the top and too quickly to come back into the match. Wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique opened the batting for Pakistan but could only add 8 runs together.
The majority of the runs for Pakistan came from the blade of captain Shadab Khan and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf as the two took them to 153.
Jacob Duffy impressed on debut for New Zealand and picked up four wickets. Scott Kuggeleijn also did his job perfectly with figures of 4-0-27-3.
New Zealand's best batsman were Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman who ensured that there were no hiccups in the New Zealand chase. Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi were brilliant with the ball for Pakistan.
New Zealand will now have Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson and Daryl Mitchell available and can choose to play or not play them.
Kane Williamson, after the birth of his baby, is expected to take over the captaincy duties from Mitchell Santner. Mark Chapman, Scott Kuggeleijn and Blair Tickner will have to make way for the incumbent players.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Trent Boult, Tim Southee
Pakistan - Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan (c), Khushdil Shah, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Glenn Philips (New Zealand), Mohammed Hafeez (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ish Sodhi (New Zealand), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Mohammed Hafeez (Pakistan)
Man of the Match – Glenn Philips
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 200+, Pakistan 180+
Match Handicap New Zealand
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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