New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20 Match Prediction 20 Dec 2020

Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2020-21

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20 Match Prediction

2020-12-21

Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand

Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand

New Zealand

8.48 164/1 in 19.2
8.15 163/6 in 20.0

Pakistan

8.48 164/1 in 19.2 Cricbettingbuzz
8.15 163/6 in 20.0
Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz New Zealand beat Pakistan by 9 wickets

New Zealand vs Pakistan cricket betting odds

NZ 1.41
PAK 2.70

NZ vs PAK Prediction

Shoaib Z.

2nd T20I:New Zealand eye series win, Pakistan look to stay alive

  • Debutant Jacob Duffy and wicket-keeper Tim Seifert were standout performers for New Zealand in the opening game of the series.
  • New Zealand managed to register a comfortable win over Pakistan in a game played at Eden Park.
  • Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf put in credible performances in a losing cause.

Expect New Zealand to beat Pakistan and go 2-0 up in the T20I series.

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Match Preview

Host New Zealand will be looking to clinch the T20I series when they take on Pakistan in the second game at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.

In their opening game, New Zealand managed to register a five-wicket win, courtesy splendid contributions from Jacob Duffy, Scott Kuggeleijn and Tim Seifert.

Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson will be available for this game. It will be interesting to see how team management goes about selecting the final XI.

On the other hand, Pakistan will have to significant improvements with the bat in order to level the three-match T20I series. Captain Shadab Khan will be hoping that experienced players to raise their game and deliver the goods with bat and ball.

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Teams Preview

New Zealand

With the side 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series, Kane Williamson will come in place of Mark Chapman, while Blair Tickner, Mitchell Santner might make way for Trent Boult and  Tim Southee. Kyle Jamieson might be rested for this game as well.

In the opening game, debutant pacer Jacob Duffy made early inroads with the new-ball to put New Zealand take control in the game. The 26-year old was the standout bowler on display for New Zealand and finished with figures of 4 for 33 in his debut T20I game. Besides Duffy, pacer Scott Kuggeleijn put in splendid bowling performance and claimed three wickets in the match.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Kane Williamson, Tim Seifert and Glenn Phillips to make notable contributions in this game. Kane Williamson will be keen to continue his excellent form with the bat in this T20I series.

In the T20I series opener, wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert was the standout player with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 57 runs off 43 balls with the help of six fours and one six. He stitched important partnerships with Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman in order to keep New Zealand in the hunt to win the game.

Glenn Phillips put in another crucial innings of 23 runs off 18 balls with the help of  two fours and one six, whereas James Neesham and Mitchell Santner remained unbeaten till the end and produced scores of 15 and 12 respectively.

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, KS Williamson, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, TG Southee, Kyle Jamieson

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Seifert 57 43 6 1 132.56
M Chapman 34 20 4 1 170
G Phillips 23 18 2 1 127.78
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Duffy 4.0 0 33 4 8.25
S Kuggeleijn 4.0 0 27 3 6.75
I Sodhi 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Duffy 4.0 0 33 4 8.25
S Kuggeleijn 4.0 0 27 3 6.75
I Sodhi 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
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New Zealand Predicted Playing XI

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (c), James Neesham, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson/Jacob Duffy.

Pakistan

The visitors clearly failed to adjust to the conditions and lost too many wickets in the initial Powerplay overs.

After winning the toss and opting to bat first, the likes of Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali and Mohammad Hafeez perished for low scores. Wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan promoted to open the innings, failed to capitalize on his good start and perished after scoring 17 runs off 17 balls with the help of three boundaries.

With side reeling at 20 for 4 after 4.1 overs, Shadab Khan and Khushdil Shah added 19 runs for the fifth wicket. Khushdil Shah failed to make the most of the opportunity and perished after scoring 16 runs off 20 balls. With Khushdil Shah dismissed, the side lost their fifth wicket with just 39 runs on the board.

Captain Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim led the fightback for Pakistan with a 40-run partnership. The duo managed to keep the scoreboard ticking at decent rate.

Imad Wasim put in crucial innings for the side and scored 19 runs off 14 balls with the help of two boundaries.

For Pakistan, Shadab Khan was the standout player with the bat in the opening game. He played exceedingly and finished the innings with the top-score of 42 runs off 32 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes. He was well supported by all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, who produced a quick-fire 31 off 18 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes.

With contributions from Shadab and Faheem, Pakistan managed to post a decent total of 154 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, pacer Haris Rauf was best bowler on display for Pakistan in the T20I series opener. He claimed key wickets of Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman. Besides Rauf, Left-arm quick Shaheen Afridi continued his excellent form with the new-ball and finished with figures of 2 for 27 in his four overs.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, SI Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Khushdil Shah

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Khan 42 32 2 3 131.25
F Ashraf 31 18 2 3 172.22
S Wasim 19 14 2 0 135.71
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Rauf 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
S Afridi 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
S Wasim 2.0 0 14 0 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Rauf 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
S Afridi 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
S Wasim 2.0 0 14 0 7
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Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan (c), Khushdil Shah, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 5 0.39 mm. 3.65 k/h From: SSW 95%
03h 4 0.63 mm. 3.15 k/h From: SSW 98%
06h 4 3.97 mm. 2.96 k/h From: SSW 99%
09h 5 1.65 mm. 2.67 k/h From: SW 100%
12h 4 0.23 mm. 1.93 k/h From: SW 100%
15h 5 0 mm. 2.09 k/h From: WSW 100%
18h 6 0 mm. 4.05 k/h From: WSW 100%
21h 6 0 mm. 3.29 k/h From: WSW 63%

With light rains shower expected to take place during the first half of the game, the surface will certainly favor the batting units.

Venue Details

New Zealand will take heart from the fact that they hold an excellent record in the T20 format at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Also, New Zealand have won both their T20I matches played against Pakistan at this venue.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first on this surface. Average first innings score at Seddon Park in Hamilton is around 165 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on performances delivered in the opening game, New Zealand will be clear favorites to win this game against Pakistan. With the return of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee coming into the side, New Zealand will be confident of delivering their best cricket in this fixture.

With Tim Seifert showing excellent form with the bat in the opening game, New Zealand will be keen to put in a clinical batting performance.

Expect New Zealand to beat Pakistan and go 2-0 up in the T20I series.

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