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NZ vs PAK 2nd ODI Dream11 Team Prediction and Probable XI: Preview

By Pranob Thachanthara

NZ vs PAK 2nd ODI 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  2nd ODI Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the ODI match. The match is to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

New Zealand won the first ODI by an impressive performance in all the three departments of the game. Batting first, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham played good knocks of 80 and 68 respectively to lead the team to a total of 266. Trent Boult starred with the ball taking a hat-trick in third over of the match and destroying Pakistan’s top order. Lockie Ferguson and Colin De Grandhomme also took three and two wickets respectively to provide a good win to the team by 47 runs. They will hope to lock the ODI series by winning tomorrow’s encounter.

Pakistan was unable to replicate their T20I success in ODI format and failed to give a tough challenge to New Zealand team in first ODI. Except for a few standout performances other players failed to perform well for the team. Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan were the key with the ball taking four wickets each while Sarfaraz Ahmed and Imad Wasim were good with the bat scoring 64 and 50 respectively. Shoaib Malik and Imam Ul Haq also got starts but could not convert it into a big score. A unison effort will be required from all players to save the series.

A good match can be expected between both teams.

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When and Where:

NZ VS PAK, 2nd ODI Match, New Zealand vs Pakistan in UAE, 2018.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
9th November, 04:30 PM IST

Venue Stats:

Average first innings score: 247
Average second innings score: 206


Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, George Worker.

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez. Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan.

Team News:

New Zealand:

Todd Astle has been ruled out of the tour due to injury and will not play any match.

New Zealand will not want to change winning combination. If they want then, can add BJ Watling in place of G Worker. If this happen then Tom Latham likely to open the innings with Colin Munro, otherwise same playing XI.

Colin Munro, Tom Latham, K Williamson and Ross Taylor will lead the batting department. Colin De Grandhomme will be the key all-rounder.

Ish Sodhi will lead the spin attack of the team while Tim Southee and Trent Boult will be the key pacers along with Colin De Grandhomme and Lockie Ferguson.


Faheem Ashraf can come in the playing XI in place of Junaid Khan to further strengthen the batting department. No other changes are expected in the playing XI.

Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed will be the key batsmen. M Hafeez, Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan will play the role of all-rounder for the team.

Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi will lead the pace attack and will be supported by Junaid or Faheem Ashraf whereas Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim will be the key spinners. M Hafeez will also bowl few overs of spin.

Probable Playing XI:

G Worker, Colin Munro, K Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Colin De Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Imam Ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c and wk), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Junaid Khan/Faheem Ashraf.

NZ vs PAK 2nd ODI Dream11 Team Prediction:

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team 2nd ODI
  • Shoaib Malik and Fakhar Zaman are also good option in batsmens.
  • Mohammad Hafeez are also good option in all rounders.
  • Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson and Hasan Ali are also good pick from the bowlers.

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

Key Players:

New Zealand:
Trent Boult
Colin Munro
Kane Williamson
Ross Taylor
Colin De Grandhomme
Tim Southee
Tom Latham
Ish Sodhi

Imam Ul Haq
Shaheen Afridi
Shadab Khan
Babar Azam
M Hafeez
Imad Wasim
Shoaib Malik
Sarfaraz Ahmed

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Pranob Thachanthara

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