Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match - Preview, Probable XI, Pitch Report, Weather Report, Top Picks & More

There has been a lot of controversy brewing around the Asia Cup 2023 as India have decided not to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023 with BCCI secretary

Pakistan and New Zealand will clash in the main round of the three-match ODI series on Monday (January 9) at the Public Arena in Karachi.

Pakistan haven't had the most ideal situation in Test cricket over the most recent a year, as they neglected to dominate a match against Australia, Britain and New Zealand. Notwithstanding, they lost just a single ODI last year, which ought to provide them with a ton of certainty going into the series opener.

Pakistan have reviewed Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail for the ODI series. Shadab Khan, who as of late played in the Huge Slam Association (BBL), supported a finger injury. Pakistan have likewise given lady call-ups to Tayyab Tahir, Usama Mir and Kamran Ghulam for the ODI series.

Tahir was as of late the Player of the Match in the Pakistan Cup last, where he scored 71 for Focal Punjab against Balochistan. Ghulam and Fakhar weren't a piece of the 21-part probables for the series prior to being drafted in for the games.

New Zealand, captained by Kane Williamson, contended energetically without karma in the Test series. They had a brilliant mission against India in the ODI series where Tom Latham was large and in charge. The spotlight will likewise be on their twist bowling threesome of Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner.

Pitch Report

The contribute Karachi is supposed to be a flat out belter for batting. Winning the throw and handling initially ought to be the way forward. Anything over 270 may not be difficult to pursue down.

Weather conditions Estimate

There's no possibility of downpour for the present, and conditions ought to be genuinely lovely. The temperature will be around the 27-degree Celsius mark and could go down to around 19 degrees when the game finishes.

Pakistan Key Players : Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf

New Zealand Key Players : Finn Allen, Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson

Probable XI


Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Agha Salman, Mohammad Wasim Jr. Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Usama Mir

New Zealand

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Daryl Mitchell, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry