Match number 35 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played between Pakistan and New Zealand on Saturday, 4th November in Bangalore’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Both teams are still in the race to the semifinals but if Pakistan lose this match they will be officially eliminated from the race.
New Zealand started their campaign on a high, winning all their first four matches. However, they have lost their last three games on a trot. In their most recent game, they lost to South Africa by a very margin.
The New Zealand bowlers considered 357 runs, in reply to which the batsman were able to score only 167, thus losing the match by 190 runs. This loss also largely weakened New Zealand’s net run rate. Apart from Glenn Phillips who scored 60 runs, no other New Zealand better was able to contribute significantly. After this loss, New Zealand are now in the fourth spot in the points table.
Pakistan, on the other hand, come into this game on the back of a win over Bangladesh. Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Waseem picked up three wickets each to restrict Bangladesh to a first innings total of 204, which Pakistan chased down in 32.3 overs. Abdullah Shafique and Fakhar Zaman scored 128 runs for the first wicket. To stay in the race for the playoffs, Pakistan not only need to win this match, but win it by a big margin to overtake New Zealand’s net run rate.
Ahead of the next match of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
Pakistan vs New Zealand injury update
With Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson struck with injuries, New Zealand have called up Kyle Jamieson to the squad. Kane Williamson will also not play this game as he continues to recovery from an injury. Pakistan, meanwhile, do not have any injury concerns.
Pakistan vs New Zealand predicted XI
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young/ Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry/Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Pakistan vs New Zealand Match Details
Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand
Date & Time: November 4, 10.30 AM IST
Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Pakistan vs New Zealand Fantasy Team
Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan
Batters: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway
All-Rounders: James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi
Captain: Rachin Ravindra
Vice-Captain: Shaheen Shah Afridi
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Bangalore Weather and Pitch Report
The batsmen will play a big role at this venue which is likely to produce a run fest. Anything above 330 will be a competitive total.
The weather in Bangalore will be pleasant. The temperature will be around 32 degrees Celsius during the day but will drop to around 29 degrees later in the evening.
Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between Pakistan and New Zealand will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Pakistan vs New Zealand match. The toss will take place at 10.00 AM IST.
Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by Pakistan||60|
|Matches won by New Zealand||51|
Pakistan vs New Zealand match prediction
New Zealand’s bowling attack has been depleted due to injury to two of their bowlers, whereas Pakistan’s bowlers have finally got back to rhythm. But when it comes to the batting, New Zealand’s batting looks much stronger compared to Pakistan’s.