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New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI World Cup Tips - Virtual quarter-final to light up Bengaluru

Siddhu
03 Nov 2023
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Siddhu Bharadwaj 03 Nov 2023
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  • New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI World Cup match predictions to be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday morning, Indian time
  • New Zealand have lost 4 of their last 5 ODIs against Pakistan
  • Pakistan have won 7 of their last 8 ODI WC matches against New Zealand
New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI World Cup
Can Pakistan get back into the top-four race with a win against New Zealand? (Getty Images)

New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI World Cup


The big virtual quarter-final between New Zealand and Pakistan is likely to be one of the biggest matches to look forward this week. This match #35 of the tournament will be played on Saturday at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru starting in the morning, IST time.
  • New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI World Cup
  • Head to Head
  • New Zealand Form
  • New Zealand Team News
  • Pakistan Form
  • Pakistan Team News

The Black Caps have lost a bit of steam in the recent matches and that puts them under threat of missing out on the top-four. Pakistan, on the other hand, will feel they have a chance to turn the tables. I am backing Pakistan to win this match and stay alive in the tournament.

  • New Zealand have lost 4 of their last 5 matches against Pakistan (ODIs)
  • New Zealand have lost their last 3 matches (ODIs)
  • Pakistan have won 7 of their last 8 World Cup matches against New Zealand (ODIs)
  • Fakhar Zaman has scored centuries in 3 of his last 6 matches against New Zealand (ODIs)

Head to Head


New Zealand played Pakistan 115 times in all ODIs with 51 victories for the Kiwis and the Green Caps picking up 60 wins. One ended in a tie, while the remaining three saw no results.

New Zealand Form


New Zealand are 4th in the points tally of the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup with eight points from seven matches. They are tied on points with third-placed Australia, but have lost three in a row.

The Kiwis have lost some steam after starting with four wins on the trot, but are now in danger of losing their top-four spot. They still have a game against Sri Lanka in hand, but a loss here will put them in danger.

Rachin Ravindra (415 runs) has been New Zealand’s biggest positive with the bat this tournament, while their bowling has been heavily reliant on Mitchell Santner (14 wickets).

New Zealand Team News


The Kiwis are struggling with injuries as Matt Henry joined the sidelines. Kane Williamson, Mark Chapman and Lockie Ferguson will be checked for fitness before the match as the Kiwis take stock of their squad.

Pakistan Form


Pakistan are just behind New Zealand in the points table with six points from seven matches. They are still in the hunt for a top-four spot and a win will put them right in the mix.

The Green Caps halted a four-game losing streak with a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh that is ray of hope. They have a positive record against New Zealand in the World Cups and will hope that continues here.

That could depend on how well their batters can come to the party. Only Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique have aggregated 300+ runs for them, although Shaheen Shah Afridi’s 16 wickets have covered the tracks.

Pakistan Team News


Pakistan made three changes for the last match but could get back to having five regular bowlers in the XI. That could mean a game for Hasan Ali in place of Agha Salman.

New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI World Cup FAQs

Where can I watch the New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI World Cup live stream?

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What time does New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI World Cup start?

This New Zealand vs Pakistan ODI World Cup will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on November 4, Saturday starting at 10:30 am IST.

Verdict

This is virtually the knockout before the knock-outs and one that is going to have implications for other teams as well. I am putting my money on Pakistan because they have had the wood over New Zealand in the World Cups. That, plus the fact that the Kiwis have lost a bit of momentum, makes the Green Caps favourites to win here. I am backing Pakistan to win.

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