Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

With the series already sealed by Pakistan (PAK), the hosts and New Zealand (NZ) will go head to head in the fourth ODI at the National Stadium in Karachi on Friday, May 5. Pakistan head into the game as heavy favourites at 2/5 (1.40) whereas New Zealand have much greater odds of 9/5 (2.80) to win the contest.

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

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand (PAK vs NZ), 4th ODI
  • May 5, 2023 – 10:30 AM GMT
  • National Stadium, Karachi

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The National Stadium in Karachi is generally a good venue for batting. However, pacers are always in the game here due to the abrasive nature of the pitches. In four ODIs played here this year, the average batting first score stands at 270.

The weather in Karachi should be sunny and breezy on Friday afternoon, and mostly clear in the evening. The match should have no rain threat with the temperature ranging between 27-32°C.

PAK vs NZ – 4th ODI Match Predictions

Pakistan lead the last seven encounters between these two teams by 5-2. As you know, New Zealand are a weakened side without their top players. Pakistan have a full-strength side and have been in great form.

Probable 6s

The hosts have a batting line-up of Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan. They have smashed 17 sixes in three ODIs this series compared to just nine by the visitors.

Our prediction: Pakistan to hit most sixes in the match at 9/10 (1.90).

Probable Wickets

Haris Rauf snared 4 for 78 in the second ODI before he was rested in the third. He has a terrific record in the format and you can back him to be top bowler for Pakistan at 11/4 (3.75). Matt Henry claimed 3 for 54 off his full quota in the third game and has a solid record. Back Henry to be New Zealand’s top bowler at 11/4 (3.75).

Our prediction: Haris Rauf to be Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Man of the Match

Babar Azam has scored 49, 65 and 54 in three ODIs so far. He has nearly 5000 runs in the format at 59 average with 17 hundreds. Azam is a top candidate to be the player of the match at 7/1 (8.00). Other top betting options include Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah and Daryl Mitchell.

Our prediction: Babar Azam to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00).

PAK vs NZ Preview

Having conceded the series already with three straight losses, New Zealand will be hoping to get a consolation win in the remaining two games. Here’s a look at two sides ahead of the fourth ODI.


Imam-ul-Haq stepped up in the third ODI for Pakistan, scoring 90 off 107 with Babar Azam also registering a fifty. Defending 288, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Wasim picked two wickets each to bowl out the visitors for 261.

As expected Shaheen Afridi returned to the side in the third game with Haris Rauf taking a rest. Pakistan are likely to rest Naseem Shah for this game. Abdullah Shafique was brought in ahead of Shan Masood.

Predicted XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

New Zealand

Matt Henry picked 3 for 54 while Adam Milne bagged 2 for 56 to restrict the hosts to a chaseable target. The openers put on 83 runs with Tom Blundell scoring 65. Cole McConchie fought with a superb 64* off 45 at the end but ran out of partners.

NZ opener the innings with Tom Blundell in the previous game. Cole McConchie was impressive with both bat and ball on his debut. With the series gone, they could rest Matt Henry.

Predicted XI: Tom Blundell, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c/wk), Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi

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

PAK vs NZ prediction

The UK viewers can catch the live action between PAK and NZ on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. You can also stream the matches live on the SkyGo application.

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



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