November 15, 2018
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NZ vs PAK Today Match Prediction | 1st Test Who Will Win

By Akshay Singh

Today match prediction New Zealand Tour of UAE, 2018

New Zealand vs Pakistan | 1st Test

After a climatic finish to the ODI series which saw the 3 match series-levelling at 1-1, the two teams will now square off in the longest format of the game with the first Test match starting from Friday, 16th November.

When: Friday, 16 November, 10:00 am local time, 11:30 IST
Where: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor will be the batters on whom New Zealand will rely the most. Source: @Getty Images

The last time around the New Zealanders made their desert safari was way back in 2009 where the visitors relished their opportunities and went on to draw level in the 3 match Test series by winning the final Test.

The first match in Abu Dhabi went to Pakistan by 248 runs, second game in Dubai was drawn while the final Test in Sharjah went to the Kiwis by 80 runs.

Conditions in Abu Dhabi

The surface is likely to assist the slow bowlers and the temperature would be soaring as excess heat is expected close to 35 degrees.

The Last Meeting

The last series between the two teams was hosted by the Kiwis and the home side won convincingly by 2-0, here are the brief scores of the 2 Tests;

1st Test, Christchurch
Pakistan
133/10 and 171/10 lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets.

2nd Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton
Pakistan
216/10, 230/10 lost to New Zealand 271/10 and 313/5dec

Last 5 Test results

Pakistan

Versus

Result

Venue

Ireland

Pak won by 5 wickets

Dublin

England

Pak won by 9 wickets

Lord’s

England

Pak lost by an inn and 55 runs

Leeds

Australia

Draw

Dubai

Australia

Pak won by 373 runs

Abu Dhabi

New Zealand

Versus

Result

Venue

South Africa

Draw

Hamilton

Windies

New Zealand won by an inn and 67 runs

Wellington

Windies

New Zealand won by 240 runs

Hamilton

England

New Zealand won by an inn and 49 runs

Auckland

England

Draw

Christchurch

Team News

William Somerville has been picked after Todd Astle headed home due to injury.

The Squads

New Zealand-

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, BJ Watling (wk), Neil Wagner, Colin de Grandhomme, William Somerville, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Jeet Raval, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor.

Pakistan-

Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Babar Azam, Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Saad Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Hafeez.

NZ vs PAK Who Will Win | NZ vs PAK Betting Odds

  • According to the bets given by Bet365, chances of New Zealand winning is 11/4 whereas, for Pakistan, the bets are 4/6. The possibility of a draw 4/1.
  • According to the bets given by Betfair, chances of New Zealand winning is 3/1 whereas, for Pakistan, the bets are 8/13. The possibility of a draw 4/1.
  • According to the bets given by Ladbrokes, chances of New Zealand winning is 1/4 whereas, for Pakistan, the bets are 3/1. The possibility of a draw 9/2.

The bets given by various betting websites suggests New Zealand are the favourites to win this affair./ dec.

Akshay Singh

A retrospective individual who loves to impersonate for the readers with my writings

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