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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI - 17th Sept

Babar Azam
Babar Azam
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The 1st ODI of the 3-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan.

 LIVE SCORES - Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI 

In the last five matches between the two teams, Pakistan have won 2 while New Zealand have won 2 as well. The last encounter between the two sides saw Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets.

Babar Azam is the top run-scorer for Pakistan with 657 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 73 and a strike rate of 106.

Fakhar Zaman has also made 443 runs from his last 8 matches.

Haris Rauf has been the best bowler for Pakistan and has picked up 14 wickets from his last 8 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 5.97 and a strike rate of 29.

Shaheen Shah Afridi has also picked up 13 wickets from his last 9 matches.

Tom Latham is the top run-scorer for New Zealand with 338 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 55 and a strike rate of 94.

Henry Nicholls has also made 372 runs from his last 10 matches.

Matt Henry has been the best bowler for New Zealand and has picked up 12 wickets from his last 6 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 3.93 and a strike rate of 29.

Hamish Bennett has also picked up 6 wickets from his last 3 matches.

Squads:

New Zealand - Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Blair Tickner, Will Young.

Pakistan - Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Junior, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mahmood.

 

 Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Pakistan

Who will win? – Pakistan

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Pakistan), Tom Latham (New Zealand)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Matt Henry (New Zealand)

Most Sixes – Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Finn Allen (New Zealand)

Player of the Match –  Babar Azam

Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 170+, New Zealand 150+

 Match Handicap Pakistan

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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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