New Zealand Tour of Pakistan 2022-23: Pakistan vs New Zealand – 2nd ODI Preview and Updates

On Wednesday, host Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the second game of the ODI series at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi.

Pakistan defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the series opener, thanks to outstanding contributions from Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Imam-ul-Haq. Pakistan now leads the one-day international series 1-0.

New Zealand, on the other hand, managed to put up a good fight with the bat and ball in the series opener in Karachi. On Wednesday, captain Kane Williamson will be hoping that his team can learn from their mistakes and level the three-match ODI series.

The 2nd ODI between Pakistan vs New Zealand will take place on January 11th, 2023 at National Stadium, Karachi.

Match Details to Note

Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI, New Zealand Tour of Pakistan 2022-23

Date: January 11, 2023 (Wednesday)                                         

Time: 3:00 PM IST

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi

Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan (Match Odds – 1.70):


The home team will field the same lineup that faced New Zealand in the first game of the series.

The onus will be on Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, captain Babar Azam, wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan, and Haris Sohail to deliver the bulk of the runs in the batting department.

Mohammad Rizwan was the standout performer with the bat in the first ODI, finishing the innings with a top-score of 77 not out off 86 balls, thanks to six fours and one six. Aside from Rizwan, Babar Azam batted brilliantly, scoring 66 runs off 82 balls with five boundaries and one six.

The onus will be on bowlers like Naseem Shah, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wsim Jnr, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Nawaz to provide timely breakthroughs.

Pacer Naseem Shah was Pakistan’s standout bowler in the first ODI, finishing with figures of 5 for 57 in ten overs.

Full Squad:

Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mahmood, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Nauman Ali

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Players to watch out for:

Babar Azam

The skipper scored 66 runs from 82 balls in the first ODI, his 40th score of 50+ from 91 ODI innings.

Mohammad Rizwan

The keeper-batter led the way for the hosts on Monday, scoring 77 runs off 86 balls. He will be excited to bat on the same pitch in this ODI.

Naseem Shah

The pace bowler rarely disappoints his country, having taken 14 wickets in his last three internationals (two Tests and one ODI).

Possible Playing XI:

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Salman Agha, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

New Zealand (Match Odds – 2.15):


The visitors may make one change to their starting lineup, with Ish Sodhi replacing Lockie Ferguson in this must-win game.

The batsmen will be relying on Finn Allen, Devon Conway, captain Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham, and Michael Bracewell to deliver the majority of the runs.

Michael Bracewell batted well in the first game of the series, scoring 43 runs off 42 balls. Aside from Bracewell, wicket-keeper Tom Latham scored 42 runs off 52 balls, including three boundaries.

Tim Southee, Henry Shipley, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, and Michael Bracewell will be expected to provide timely breakthroughs in the bowling department.

Off-spinner Michael Bracewell was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers in the previous match, taking two wickets.

Full Squad:

Tim Southee (c), Michael Bracewell, Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young

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Players to watch out for:

Tom Latham

The 30-year-old keeper-batter, scored 42 runs off 52 balls for the Black Caps in the first game. He hit three fours and remains one of the team’s most consistent batters.

Michael Bracewell

The all-rounder was named New Zealand’s player of the day on Monday and will relish the chance to play on the same field again. He scored 43 runs on 42 balls before going 2-44.

Tim Southee

The experienced pace bowler dismissed Haris Sohail in the first game’s 45th over and remains a threat across all formats.

Possible Playing XI:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson/Ish Sodhi

Pakistan vs New Zealand Head to Head

Pakistan increased their one-day international (ODI) lead to 56-48 on Monday. In the last four matches in this format, New Zealand has not beaten Pakistan.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats in ODIs

  Matches Played PAK Won NZ Won Tie NR
Overall 108 56 48 1 3
Last 5 5 3 1 0 1

Pakistan vs New Zealand Toss Prediction

Both teams will aim to win the toss, bowl first, and limit the opposition to less than 255 runs. The first game of the series was won by the team batting second.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Pitch Report

The second One-Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played at the National Bank Cricket Arena.

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The weather forecast for Wednesday’s game is sunny with a light breeze. The National Bank Cricket Arena wicket will provide an exciting battle between bat and ball.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction

Based on their current form, Pakistan will be the favourites to defeat New Zealand. With players like Babar Azam, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Rizwan on fire this season, the home team will be eager to dominate the match against New Zealand. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Pakistan is the favourite to beat New Zealand at the odds of 1.70.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Most Recommended Player for Bet:

On Monday, Naseem Shah took his second ODI five-wicket haul, and the pace bowler is a strong contender to be Pakistan’s top wicket taker in this game. In the first ODI, he was the standout performer on this pitch, and we recommend backing him in this match.

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