Cricket Match Preview: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: 2nd January
Pakistan and New Zealand played a hig scoring draw in the first Test of the series in Karachi, with the spinners enjoying the conditions much more than the pacers.
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Tom Latham has also made 148 runs at a strike rate of 68.
Ish Sodhi has been the best bowler for New Zealand and has picked up 8 wickets while bowling at an average of 21 and an economy rate of 2.99.
Babar Azam is the top run-scorer for Pakistan with 175 runs at a strike rate of 58. He has struck 17 fours and one six.
Sarfaraz Ahmed has also made 139 runs at a strike rate of 60.
Abrar Ahmed has been the best bowler for Pakistan and has picked up 6 wickets while bowling at an average of 38 and an economy rate of 3.21.
New Zealand: Tim Southee (captain), Michael Bracewell, Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Sajid Khan, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Zahid Mehmood
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Pakistan
Who will win? – Pakistan
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Pakistan), Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Abrar Ahmed (Pakistan), Ish Sodhi (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Agha Salman (Pakistan), Tom Latham (New Zealand)
Player of the Match – Abrar Ahmed
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 340+, New Zealand 300+
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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