New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023: Pakistan vs New Zealand – 4th ODI Preview and Updates

Pakistan will look to maintain their winning streak in the one-day series when they face New Zealand in the fourth match, which begins on Friday at National Stadium in Karachi.

In the previous match, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by a margin of 26 runs, thanks to outstanding contributions from Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Waseem Jnr. Pakistan now leads the five-match One-Day International series 3-0.

New Zealand, on the other hand, will be playing for pride in the final two one-day matches of the series. On Friday, Captain Tom Latham will be hoping to end the team’s winless streak.

The 4th ODI between Pakistan vs New Zealand will take place on May 5th, 2023 at Brabourne National Stadium, Karachi.

Match Details to Note

Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI, New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 2023

Date: May 05, 2023 (Friday)                                                         

Time: 4:00 PM IST

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi

Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan (Match Odds – 1.42):


Mohammad Nawaz will be replaced by Usama Mir in the home team’s lineup for this match. During the third one-day series against New Zealand, the bowling all-rounder suffered a hand injury while attempting to stop the ball.

Imam-Ul-Haq, pugnacious opener Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Agha Salman, and wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan will be relied on to deliver the majority of the runs in the batting department.

In the previous game, opener Imam-Ul-Haq was the standout batsman, finishing the innings with a top-score of 90 off 107 balls. Aside from Imam, captain Babar Azam batted brilliantly, scoring 54 runs off 62 balls.

The pace trio of Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Waseem Jnr., and Naseem Shah will be relied upon to provide crucial breakthroughs with the new ball. Pakistan’s pace trio bowled well in the previous match, taking two wickets each. Shadab Khan, another pacer, went wicketless and conceded 45 runs in his full quota of overs.

Full Squad:

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Naseem Shah,  Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr

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Possible Playing XI:

Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Salman, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah

New Zealand (Match Odds – 2.85):


The visitors could make two changes for this match, with Rachin Ravindra and James Neesham replacing Henry Nicholls and Henry Shipley.

Batting, the side will rely on captain Tom Latham, wicket-keeper Tom Blundell, Will Young, Mark Chapman, and all-rounder trio Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindran, and Cole McConchie to deliver the majority of the runs.

In the previous match, New Zealand wicket-keeper Tom Blundell batted well, finishing the innings with a top-score of 65 off 78 balls and seven boundaries. Cole McConchie, who smashed an unbeaten 64 off 45 balls with six fours and two sixes, provided solid support.

Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Cole McConchie, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, and James Neesham will be relied on to deliver timely breakthroughs in the bowling department.

Matt Henry was the star performer with the ball for New Zealand in the previous match, taking three wickets. Aside from Henry, pacer Adam Milne bowled well, taking 2 for 56 in ten overs.

Full Squad:

Will Young, Chad Bowes, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w/c), James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Cole McConchie, Tom Blundell, Blair Tickner, Ben Lister

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Possible Playing XI:

Tom Latham (c), Mark Chapman, Will Young, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry

Pakistan vs New Zealand Head to Head

With their three wins in the series, Pakistan has increased their overall head-to-head lead to nine matches.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats in ODIs

  Matches Played PAK Won NZ Won Tie NR
Overall 113 59 50 1 3
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

Pakistan vs New Zealand Toss Prediction

Both teams will be hoping to win the toss, bat first, and score more than 290 runs. The previous match in Karachi was won by the team that batted first.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Pitch Report

The fourth ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played at Karachi’s National Stadium. New Zealand will be encouraged by the fact that they have won two of their last three one-day internationals played at National Stadium.

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The National Stadium wicket will be suitable for batting, with new-ball assistance for quicks. The weather forecast for Friday’s game is sunny with a humidity of 42%.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction

Based on their current form, Pakistan will be heavy favorites to defeat New Zealand. With Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, and Naseem Shah in superb form this series, the team management will be hoping to extend their winning streak in this match. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Pakistan is the favourite to beat New Zealand at the odds of 1.42.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Mohammad Wasim is a wicket-taking bowler; he always looks to attack and, as a result, picks up more wickets. Wasim’s lines and lengths are very clean.

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