Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Pakistan (PAK) will be hosting New Zealand (NZ) in the second ODI at the same venue Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Saturday, April 29. Pakistan, who won the first match, are heavy favourites heading into this fixture at 4/11 (1.36). New Zealand have much bigger odds of 2/1 (3.00) to win this game.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand (PAK vs NZ), 2nd ODI
  • April 29, 2023 – 10:30 AM GMT
  • Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is a pretty good venue for batters but bowlers do get some assistance as well. Run-scoring isn’t as straightforward as the ball gets older due to the abrasive nature of pitches.

The Rawalpindi weather is expected to be partly sunny on Saturday afternoon and cloudy in the evening. However, there’s no real threat of rain.

PAK vs NZ – 2nd ODI Match Predictions

Pakistan have defeated NZ in three of the last five ODIs. They have a much stronger bowling attack as well as a formidable batting unit for home conditions. New Zealand, who are without their regular players, will rely on a couple of players to put up a fight.

Probable 6s

Pakistan struck four sixes in the first ODI as opposed to three by New Zealand. The home side had Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shan Masood and Mohammad Rizwan. The Black Caps depend on Daryl Mitchell, Will Young and Mark Chapman for power.

Our prediction: Pakistan to hit most sixes in the match at 1/1 (2.00).

Probable Wickets

Haris Rauf had 32 wickets from 19 ODIs and picked two scalps in the first game. You can back Rauf to be the top bowler for Pakistan at 3/1 (4.00). Adam Milne has the pace and has looked good on this tour. Milne is a good bet to be New Zealand’s top bowler at 13/4 (4.25).

Our prediction: Haris Rauf to be Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).

Man of the Match

Fakhar Zaman is coming off a terrific 117 in the opening game. He has 2902 runs in the fifty-over format at 47 average and 93 strike rate. Back Zaman to be the player of the match at 11/2 (6.50). Among others, Babar Azam, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Daryl Mitchell and Mark Chapman are good betting options.

Our prediction: Fakhar Zaman to be the Man of the Match at 11/2 (6.50).

PAK vs NZ Preview

New Zealand will be hoping to level the series when they take on Pakistan in the second game. Here’s a look at two teams ahead of Saturday.


The hosts won the first ODI of the series by five wickets, chasing 289 with nine balls to spare. Naseem Shah picked 2 for 29 off his 10 overs before Fakhar Zaman scored a century.

Pakistan played Shan Masood at number four with Haris Sohail missing out. The rest of the side was as predicted and is likely to remain the same.

Predicted XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

New Zealand

New Zealand would be pleased with Will Young’s 86 off 78 at the top of the order. Daryl Mitchell continued his good form with an excellent 113. They managed only 40 runs off the last 38 balls and it turned out to be costly.

NZ had Henry Nicholls at number six. He doesn’t have the power and could be replaced by Tom Blundell. Matt Henry, Henry Blair Tickner and Adam Milne formed the pace attack.

Predicted XI: Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c/wk), Mark Chapman, Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner

How to Watch PAK vs NZ in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

For those in the UK, you can catch the PAK vs NZ ODI series on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. You can access the SkyGo application for online streaming.

  • Sky Sports Cricket/Sky Sports Main Event (TV)
  • SkyGo app (Streaming)



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