PAK vs NZ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 27, 2023

PAK vs NZ Match Prediction - Apr 27, 2023

Tournament: New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 2023.

Date: April 27, 2023.

Format: One day

Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Time: 10:30

After a thrilling T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand that ended in a 2-2 lockdown, we move towards the one-day internationals between the two teams. The first game of the series will be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on 27th April 2023. Read on for match prediction, betting tips, and pitch report for the first game of the series.

Pakistan Vs New Zealand Head-To-Head

New Zealand and Pakistan have played as many as 110 one-day internationals. The Pakistan team leads the head-to-head 56-50. Although Pakistan leads the head-to-head between the two teams, the New Zealanders can surprise the host in this series.

Pakistan Vs New Zealand Live Streaming and Broadcast

The live broadcast of the fixture between New Zealand and Pakistan may be viewed in India on Sony Sports Network. Cricket fans from India can also watch the live streaming of this game on the SonyLiv site and app.  

PAK vs NZ Team Previews


New Zealand visited Pakistan earlier this year for a series of one-day games. The fact is that Pakistan lost the last couple of games played in the series to New Zealand. In the 3rd and final game of the series played in Karachi Pakistan scored 280 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Their top order batter Fakhar Zaman hit a hundred before he got out for a score of 101 runs from 122 balls with 10 fours and 1 six. The wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored 77 runs from 74 balls with 6 fours to take the Pakistani total to a respectable one.

The Pakistani inning looked good for a while and at one stage they were 225 for 4 in 42.3 overs. However, they lost a lot of wickets, and the lower middle order capitulated under pressure to finish on 280 for 9 from their full quota of 50 overs. Agha Salman played a good hand towards the end with 45 runs from 43 balls with 4 fours and 1 six. Some of the Pakistani bowlers did a decent job during the New Zealand innings. Agha Salman bowled well picking up a couple of victims for 42 runs from his 10 overs.

Mohammad Wasim was also among the wickets picking up two scalps for 35 runs from his 5 overs. Mohammad Nawaz and Usama Mir were also on wickets picking up a single wicket apiece. The problem for Pakistan in this game was that their trusted opening bowlers Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain failed to pick any wickets in the game and this allowed the Kiwis to get off to a good start in the match. Pakistan ended up losing this game due to a bad start in the batting and bowling departments both.

Pakistan Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.

New Zealand

New Zealand registered an unexpected win in the last match of the T20 international series against Pakistan. They succeeded in getting a 2-2 draw for the series and this would have been a huge shot in the arm for the New Zealanders. But they are up against an even bigger proposition in the one-day internationals. They do not have the services of players such as Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, and Lockie Fergusson at their disposal for the series. They will have to play out of their skins to hope for a win.

The batting charts in the T20 international series were led by Mark Chapman for the New Zealanders. He hammered 290 runs in the series with a terrific strike rate of 165.71. Mark Chapman has been included in the one-day team of New Zealand for this series as well. He will have a crucial role to play for the Kiwis in the middle order. Another crucial batter for New Zealand is their captain, Tom Latham. He will bring all his experience to the game. Latham will be keen to lead from the front for this game in the absence of his other experienced batters.

Some other batsmen that can make an impression in this opening game of the series are Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell. The Kiwi bowling attack lacks sufficient experience but they can prove to be quite a handful as they showed in the T20I series against the same opposition. The most successful bowler for New Zealand in the series was Matt Henry. He picked up 6 wickets with an average of 14.66. Matt Henry will lead the bowling attack together with Adam Milne who picked up 4 wickets in the T20 series. The Kiwi spin bowling department will rely on Ish Sodhi to restrict the Pakistan charge in the middle overs.

New Zealand Playing 11

Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner.

PAK vs NZ Toss Prediction

It has been observed that most teams prefer to chase a target in limited-overs cricket matches. This is more of a trend in the day-night games to avoid the dew factor while fielding second. The side that wins the toss will look to chase a target on this surface.

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

Pitch and Conditions

An average score at the Rawalpindi Cricket Ground in the one-day games is 236 runs from the 24 one-day international games played at the venue. But we have seen in recent games that the wicket remains flat throughout the game. The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has witnessed 5 of the top scores in the PSL this year. The boundaries for the game are pretty short and the outfield is exceptionally quick. We may likely get a high-scoring affair in this game. So, the team batting first will be looking to get a score above 300 runs. This wicket in Rawalpindi is a batting paradise. Even then it will offer some help to the seamers in the initial overs. However, once the shine of the ball wears off the batters can work their way to huge scores. The weather for this game is likely to be pleasant but cloudy.

PAK vs NZ Betting Tips

As stated, Pakistan leads the head-to-head between the two teams 56-50 in the one-day international matches. They are yet to drop a game at the Rawalpindi ground against the Kiwis in the one-day format. The hosts will begin this game as favorites to win and go up 1-0 in the series. The better balance of the team and the lack of experience in the New Zealand camp might work in their favor. It will be extremely difficult for the New Zealanders to win games in this one-day series unless there are some unexpected good performances from their players. They will require a lot of consistency from their batters in the series. But the New Zealand batters are more likely to deliver in comparison to their bowlers. It is their bowling attack that is more of a concern for the Kiwis. It might be the reason for their downfall in this game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Babar Azam to score more than 43 runs in the game for Pakistan.



Babar Azam is a class batter for Pakistan and he bats up the order. You can expect this reliable batter to score more than 43 runs in the match.

  1. 10CRIC


    Will Young to become the highest run-getter for this New Zealand outfit in this match.



Will Young is a good consistent batter in all formats. So, you can bet on him to become the highest run-getter for New Zealand.

  1. Rajabets


    Pakistan top order batters to score more than 4 runs in the 1st over of the inning.



Although the opening batters take time to settle down in one-day games, you can expect the in-form Pakistani batters to start the game by scoring more than 4 runs in the first over of their innings.

Today Match Prediction

Pakistan To Win the Match, 1.41

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Who will win PAK vs NZ

Pakistan 62.14% (64)
New Zealand 37.86% (39)
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