PAK V NZ 1ST TEST LIVE CRICKET SCORE, PAKISTAN VS NEW ZEALAND LIVE STREAMING & TV CHANNEL 2020-21
PAK vs NZ, the 1st Test match of the PAK-NZ 2020-21 series Pakistan vs New Zealand. The match will be played on December 26th, 2020. The venue for this match is Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. The match timings will be 03:00 am PST. Both teams have faced 58 times in ICC Test format so far, with Pakistan holding a 25-12 head-to-head win/loss record over New Zealand.
Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq have been ruled out from the first Test vs New Zealand, which takes place on December 26 in Mount Maunganui. 24-year-old Imran Butt gets his first international call-up. In the training session held last week, Babar and Imam broke their thumbs. In the absence of Babar, Mohammad Rizvan will lead, becoming the 33rd captain of Pakistan’s tests.
Match: 1st Test Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand
Date: Saturday, December 26th, 2020
Time: 03:00 AM PST, 03:30 AM IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Probable Playing XI
Pakistan: Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (C, wk), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah/Sohail Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
PAK vs NZ Head to Head
Pakistan and New Zealand have faced each other about 58 times. Out of 58 times when they have faced each other, Pakistan holds a 25-12 win/loss record over New Zealand.
Matches played – 58
- PAK Won: 25
- NZ Won: 12
- Draw: 21
PAK vs NZ Match Analysis and Review:
New Zealand came victorious over Pakistan in the T20 series with a collective effort with both bat and ball. The Star player in the tournament, Seifert, will miss the test series due to personal reasons, where all eyes will be on the performance of captain Kane Williamson, who has scored 58 runs from his 2 T20 matches.
Tim Southee was also exceptional in the tournament and had grabbed 6 wickets from 3 matches. Visitors also look confident in their bowling units’ performance, where Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi had taken 10 wickets collectively from the T20 series. Pakistan’s hopes in the batting will be put on the shoulders of a Test captain, Mohammad Rizwan.
Squad For Test Series for PAK vs NZ:
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (w), Shadab Khan (c). Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Abdullah Shafique, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (w), Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner (c). Doug Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Blair Tickner.