New Zealand would be looking forward to retaining their position at the top of the points table when they would come head to head against Pakistan in the 33rd fixture of ICC World Cup 2019. The clash is scheduled to be played at Edgbaston.
At present, New Zealand is lying at the top of the points table with 11 points in his pocket with 5 wins in six game and one game being washed away due to drops from the clouds.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has been struggling with their middle order and this resulted in losing three matches out of six games. At present, they are stuck at the 7th position with 5 points to their name.
Pakistan must win all their matches to keep themselves alive in the tournament.
The match will begin at 03:00 PM IST.
Head to Head in ODIs:
Total matches: 106
New Zealand won: 48
Pakistan won: 54
“I think they’re very dangerous, and they’ve come off a pretty good win against South Africa.”
Mitchell Santner says New Zealand will not take Pakistan lightly pic.twitter.com/p1ivDEQIUr
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 25, 2019
Head to Head in World Cup:
Total matches: 8
New Zealand won: 2
Pakistan won: 6
The Edgbaston Pitch report:
The wicket at Edgbaston would be amazing for batting. Seamers would have an advantage with the new ball and the weather forecast claims to have cloudy skies throughout the day.
Pakistan would come up with confidence as they know that they have a great record against New Zealand.
Edgbaston venue stat:
NZ vs PAK Team News:
- New Zealand might against remain unchanged after registering 5 comprehensive wins in all the five matches they played.
- Haris Sohail played exceptionally well in the game against S Malik and he is expected to be in the playing 11 list for New Zealand.
- Shaheen Afridi was the other player to come in after the defeat to India, picking up a wicket after replacing Hasan Ali.
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry
Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Ross Taylor
Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
NZ vs PAK Dream11 Predictions:
Fantasy picks from New Zealand:
Captain Kane Williamson is the leading scorer for New Zealand as he has slammed 373 runs in four innings at an average of 186.50 with highest being 148 runs.
C de Grandhomme is impressive with bat and ball both. He has got 91 runs in three innings with best being 60 runs off his willow. Picking 5 wickets in 5 innings, Grandhomme is even lethal with the ball. Don’t miss him out.
L Ferguson is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand side with 14 scalps in 5 innings at an economy of 4.76.
Fantasy picks from Pakistan:
Babar Azam must be your pick up as he has been impactful with his bat. Scoring 232 runs in five innings at an average of 46.40 makes in the leading run scorer for Pakistan.
Haris Sohail proved his appearance by scored 97 runs in two innings. He could really turn out as an X-factor for Pakistan.
No one is near M Amir in plucking wickets. He has bagged 15 wickets in 5 innings at an average of 4.76. You could choose him as your captain.
Wahab Riaz is an unpredictable player in Pakistan. He could be dangerous with the ball too. So far, he has picked 8 wickets with best being 3/46.
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