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NZ vs PAK 1st T20 Dream11 Team Prediction and Probable XI: Preview

Hello and Welcome to our preview for New Zealand vs Pakistan match. We are covering NZ vs PAK 1st T20 Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the T20I match. The match is to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Team Pakistan is on a roll in T20 format and has defeated various nations in T20I cricket this year. They clean sweep the Aussies last week in a three-match T20I series. Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez were the key with the bat while Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim and Shaheen Afridi were the pick among bowlers responsible to completely demolish Australian team. They have also defeated New Zealand team in T20I series earlier this year and will hope to continue their momentum in this series also.

New Zealand is into their first international assignment after a gap of seven months and will hope to come all guns blazing in the shortest format of the game. They have named a strong squad containing the right combination of power hitters, Experienced players and bowlers. Though they have few injury issues still have a talented squad willing to challenge mighty Pakistan team. They will hope to begin the tour on a good note by putting a good show in the first encounter.

A good match can be expected between both teams.

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When and Where:

NZ VS PAK, 1st T20I Match, New Zealand vs Pakistan in UAE, 2018.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
31 October, 09:30 PM IST


Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Ajaz Patel.

Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali.

Team News:

New Zealand:

They have declared 14 man squad for the T20I series. Martin Guptill and M Santner are out due to injury. Glenn Phillips will open the side on Guptill’s absence.

Either Mark Chapman or T Seifert will play to solidify batting department. One among pacer Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne will play.

Colin Munro, G Phillips, K Williamson and Ross Taylor will lead the batting department. Corey Anderson and Colin De Grandhomme will be the key all-rounders.

Ish Sodhi will lead the spin attack along with debutant Ajaz Patel while Tim Southee will be the key pacer. C Anderson and Colin De Grandhomme will also support in the pace department.


Captain Sarfraz Ahmed has declared 12-man squad for the first T20I with the only doubt there between Usman Khan and Shaheen Afridi. Shoaib Malik will join the team on match day and will most probably play the match.

Fakhar Zaman is out due to injury and Sahibzada Farhan will retain the opening spot in the team.

Babar Azam, Sahibzada Farhan, M Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will be the key batsmen. Asif Ali will play the role of finisher along with Shadab, Faheem and Imad Wasim.

Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf will lead the pace attack whereas Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim will be the key spinners. M Hafeez and S Malik can also bowl few overs of spin.

Probable Playing XI:

Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, K Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Mark Chapman/T Seifert, Colin De Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Ajaz Patel, Lockie Ferguson/Adam Milne.

Babar Azam, S Farhan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (c and wk), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi/Usman Khan.

NZ vs PAK 1st T20 Dream11 Team Prediction:

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team 1st T20I
  • Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are also good option in batsmens section.
  • Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim are also good option in all rounders.
  • Ish Sodhi is also good pick from bowlers.
  • Ajaz Patel, Sahibzada Farhan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (Slight risky) and Mark Chapman are also good for grand leagues. Because, everyone is 8 credit, so good pick for complete our squad/team.

G Phillips (wk)
C Munro (Vc)
B Azam (C)
S Farhan/Asif Ali
S Malik
M Hafeez
C de Grandhomme/C Anderson
Shadab Khan
Hasan Ali
Tim Southee
Ajaz Patel

Captain and Vc choice: B Azam, C Munro, K Williamson, M Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Tim Southee.

Key Players:

New Zealand:
Colin Munro
Kane Williamson
Ross Taylor
Corey Anderson
Colin De Grandhomme
Tim Southee
Ish Sodhi

Babar Azam
M Hafeez
Imad Wasim
Shoaib Malik
Faheem Ashraf
Shadab Khan
Hasan Ali

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