In the 2nd T20, the hosts will face the in-form Pakistan side. Pakistan have been playing impressive cricket over the last year. It will be an ideal test for the New Zealand side before the World Cup. Pakistan won the first match comfortably. In this match, they have a quality opposition, New Zealand.
The match will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 8th October. The match will start at 11:40 AM IST.
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Match Format: T20I, Match 2, T20 Tri-series.
Date: 8th October 2022
Time: 11:40 AM IST
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime
The Christchurch pitch is ideal for batting. Seamers may get a swing in the first few overs. Overall, batsmen will like batting here. Because of the short boundaries and rapid outfields, the ball will fly all over the park. Pakistan defended well in the last match. But the teams winning the toss would prefer bowling first and exploit the pitch early on.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Devon Conway Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr
Pakistan team is looking balanced in all departments. New Zealand have not played a lot in the last few months. Pakistan would fancy their chances against the hosts in the 2nd T20.
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