PAK vs NZ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 18, 2024

Pakistan and New Zealand have played a lot of T20 cricket against each other in the last couple of years. This upcoming series is going to be the third such series in the last 18 months. There is a lot of anticipation for this series in Pakistan as it marks the return of Babar Azam as the captain, Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim make their comeback into the squad, and the combination for the T20 World Cup 2024 will start to take place. 

As for New Zealand, most of their first-choice players are playing in the IPL and so they will hope to test their bench strength and develop more players for the future. 

PAK vs NZ T20 Head to Head

Pakistan has won 21 out of the 38 matches it has played against New Zealand in the T20 format. However, New Zealand has won four out of the previous five matches. Pakistan and New Zealand have bnoth two out of the five T20 matches they have played in Pakistan with the remaining one being a no-result. 

PAK vs NZ T20 Series 2024 Live STreaming and Broadcast in India

The series is going to be avialable to stream on Fancode. There is no TV broadcast available for this series in India.

PAK vs NZ Team Previews


Pakistan has undergone a lot of changes off the field and a complete change in leadership has resulted in some past players being recalled. This kind of turmoil is not new for Pakistan cricket and it should not impact how bettors think about their performances on the field. 

If anything, Pakistan thrives in this kind of chaos!

The batting lineup for Pakistan is quite strong. They have Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Fakhar Zaman as potential top-order players. All four of these players prefer opening the batting and so it will be interesting to see how Pakistan approaches this. 

We expect Saim Ayub and Babar Azam to open the batting pushing down Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman. 

Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan, and Shadab Khan add a lot of depth to the lineup as well. In home conditions, Pakistan can easily play with a lineup that bats till number 9 with two genuine bowlers in there as well. This should allow them to attack from the start and look for big runs.

Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, and Naseem Shah will be the fast bowlers of choice while the two all-rounders, Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan, might be the two spin-bowling options. This is a very strong bowling lineup with quality across the ranks. 

Saim Ayub as a part time bowler should not be underestimated either. 

Pakistan Playing 11

Babar Azam, Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Irfan Khan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Abrar Ahmad.

New Zealand

New Zealand is playing this series without most of its first-choice players. However, the Kiwi's are not going to use that as an excuse. They will make the best of what they have and come hard at the Pakistanis. New Zealand is being led by Michael Bracewell for this series. 

He is going to be a part of an aggressive batting lineup that will also feature Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Jimmy Neesham, and Tim Seifert. These are all players that have been around the T20 game for a long time and have played in a number of countries across the world. 

The strength of New Zealand cricket has always been the ability of its players to perform above expectations. Most of their batters can bowl and most of their bowlers can bat. This will give them a lot of flexibility. Quality wise, though, we think New Zealand will be stretched beyond its means. 

The conditions in Pakistan do not suit its bowlers and the batting lineup that New Zealand has is a definite step below what Pakistan has at its disposal. New Zealand may be able to fight or even dominate Pakistan for short stretches but putting together a complete performance to win against Pakistan at home is unlikely. 


New Zealand Playing 11

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

PAK vs NZ Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The conditions in pakistan are going to be hot and dry. There is no rai forecast for this match. The pitch is going to be good for batting and the average score batting first is close to 200. Plenty of sixes and boundaries are expected in this match. 

PAK vs NZ Betting Tips

We are going to bet on Pakistan to win this match. There are some matches where any odds you can get are a bonus and this is one of them. Pakistan should be able to dominate this match and win 99 times out of 100. Bet the maximum amount your are comfortable with. 

Bet on Pakistan to win.

Today Match Prediction

Pakistan To Win the Match

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Who will win PAK vs NZ

Pakistan 86.67% (39)
New Zealand 13.33% (6)
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