Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Prediction. New Zealand defeated Pakistan by four runs in the opening Test at Abu Dhabi to take the early honours. The visitors will now aim to seal series when they face Pakistan in the second Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium from Saturday, November 24.
Both teams have played 56 Test matches against each other, with 24 of being won by the Men in Green and 11 by the Kiwis. The remaining 21 have ended in draws. They have faced each other just once at the Dubai Cricket Stadium in the longest format, back in November 2014. The match ended in a draw.
- Pressure is going to be on Pakistan who now must win both the remaining fixtures if they are to secure a series win.
- New Zealand have gained momentum and are high on confidence after winning their fourth consecutive test encounter against Pakistan.
- Pakistan have won six, drawn three and lost as many test matches out of the twelve they have played at this ground.
***Pakistan is our Winner***
Who Will Win New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test?
New Zealand defeated Pakistan by four runs in the opening test at Abu Dhabi to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The hosts will now look to bounce back and level the series in the second test which will be played from November 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 10 AM local time each day of the match.
Pak vs NZ 2nd Test: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Fox Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, SuperSport, Prime TV
Live Streaming: SonyLIV Bet365, OSN Play, Foxtel Sports
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Pakistan Team News & Playing 11
In terms of batting, Pakistan will look to the likes of Babar Azam, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq to score the big runs for them in this match. Azhar Ali is the leading run-getter in tests at this ground – 1029 runs in 10 matches which includes three centuries and five fifties. The top-order batsman cracked a fifty in the first game and he looks set for another strong performance here. Azam also had a good hit last time and so did Shafiq who scored in 40’s in both the innings. Yasir Shah will be the biggest threat when it comes to bowling. The leg-spinner has taken the most wickets at this ground in this format – 41 in 6 matches – and is coming on the back of a match haul of eight wickets at Abu Dhabi. Hasan Ali snared up seven wickets last time, including a five-fer in the second innings, and he will be Pakistan’s best bet to penetrate New Zealand’s top order with the new ball.
Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
- Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c/wk), Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham form the core of New Zealand’s batting. Skipper Williamson struck a half-century in the first innings of the Abu Dhabi test and the team will be expecting another strong contribution from him. Taylor is the most experienced batsman in this line-up and he will look to bounce back after having scored just 21 runs in the last game. Henry Nicholls batted well in both the innings and the team’s middle-order batting will depend heavily on him. Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi and Ajaz Patel will be the go-to men for the Kiwis with the ball. Boult is amongst the leading wicket-takers for his side in test cricket and he claimed a four-fer in the first innings of the opening test. Patel starred with the ball on debut and turned the game on its head with a five-wicket haul in the second innings. The Pakistani batsmen will now look to be extra watchful against this left-arm spinner.
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
- Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
PAK : L W D L W
NZ : W D W W W
PAK vs NZ Head to Head
Out of the 56 test matches played between these two countries, 24 have been won by Pakistan and 11 by New Zealand. The rest have all produced stalemates.
Pakistan have faced New Zealand just once at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in a test match. That game was played in November 2014 and it ended in a draw.
The four-run victory in the last game at Abu Dhabi means that New Zealand have now won their last four test matches against Pakistan.
Matches Played: 56; Pakistan Won: 24; New Zealand Won: 11; Draw: 21
New Zealand vs Pakistan Betting Odds
Pakistan, despite losing the first test, find themselves as favorites to win the second test at odds of 1.72 on Betway, 1.66 on Bet365 and 1.76 on Betfair. New Zealand remain underdogs at 3.25 on Betway and 3.60 on both Bet365 and Betfair. A drawn game currently stands at odds of 5.80 on Betfair and 5.50 on both Betway and Bet365.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction
Pakistan would have been very disappointed with themselves after the first test as they made a mess of what looked like a pretty comfortable chase. At 130-4, they were well on course for their target of 176 before a late-order collapse saw them fall four runs short. Trailing 0-1 in the series, the hosts will now find themselves under pressure as they will have to win both the remaining matches in order to win the series. The visitors will be high on confidence after that win and they have now beaten Pakistan in their previous four test encounters. However, Pakistan will look to put that rare home defeat behind them and come up better prepared for the next game. New Zealand may have gained momentum, but we expect Pakistan to strike back and square the series at Dubai.
Final Verdict: Back Pakistan to beat New Zealand in the second test at 1.72 on Betway, 1.66 on Bet365 and 1.76 on Betfair.
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