After 18 years New Zealand is making a trip back to Pakistan on 25th October 2021 at 11:00(IST). This long-awaited match is going to take place at Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 2). New Zealand and Pakistan are going to participate in playing 5 T20Is and three ODIs. New Zealand are however determined to up their score against their host in Pakistan.
NEW ZEALAND (65%) VS PAKISTAN (35%)
Talking of squads, New Zealand is going to face a major challenge as some of their key players, the likes of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult, are going to miss the game. However, Tom Lathan is the man to lead the squad in both T20Is and ODIs.
Well, it’s quite hard to determine the winner of this game as New Zealand are having their top three batsmen in excellent form, very strong middle order, and all their three rounders are strong.
On the other hand, Pakistan's top order is in form while its middle order is kind of weak. Comparing the two teams, Pakistan has adamantly great wicket spinners while New Zealand has equally more all rounders compared to Pakistan. Our best bet however goes for New Zealand as they are presenting their T20 World Cup 2021 squad to familiarize themselves with the Asian climate.
New Zealand vs Pakistan expert analysis
Should New Zealand worry about the Pakistan squad? Yes, they should consider the match a challenge as Pakistan is going to deploy Mohammad Hafeez and Azam Khan who are on form.