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National Stadium, Karachi, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI Preview (1/9/23): PAK vs NZ, 1st ODI, New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 2022-23 – Live Cricket Score

Pakistan will face England in the third test of the three-match series at Karachi’s National Stadium. The pitch at Multan proved tricky for the batters after a flat track in Rawalpindi. The characteristics of the pitch in Karachi will be intriguing to witness.

Nobody anticipated Pakistan to lose the series after two games, and they would play this game for respect. Babar Azam struck a fantastic century the last time he played here, and he’d want to draw inspiration from that performance. The side’s bowling appears inexperienced.

England has performed fantastic so far in the series, and their determination to score runs has been crucial for them. James Anderson is demonstrating why he is one of the best players of all time, but Jack Leach must improve since spinners will play a significant role in this match as well.

Match Details

MatchPakistan vs New Zealand (PAK vs NZ)
LeaguePakistan vs New Zealand ODI
DateMonday, 9th January 2023
Time03:00 PM (IST) – 09:30 AM (GMT)

National Stadium Karachi pitch report

The track of Karachi’s National Stadium has historically proved beneficial to both hitters and bowlers. The most recent match played here was between Australia and Pakistan, and it was an exciting contest in which Pakistan fought hard in the end to achieve a draw against the Aussies.

Spinners, like every other track in Pakistan, will be crucial in determining the outcome of this match. Multan’s surface spun from the first day, whereas Karachi’s pitch might be ideal for batting in the early days before supporting spinners later in the match.

England’s attacking attitude can also aid them in this match since you can’t defend for long here because one unplayable ball would take the wicket, therefore scoring runs is critical. Due to the chilly temperature, the pacers might get some support from the wicket in the early days.

Weather Report:

The weather in Karachi, Pakistan is hazy. On match day, the temperature is forecast to be approximately 16°C, with 29% humidity and a wind speed of 6.6 km/h. And the visibility is 5 kilometres. During the game, there is no danger of rain.

Playing 11

PAK Playing 11

  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Babar Azam
  • Shan Masood
  • Mohammad Rizwan (Wk)
  • Haris Sohail/Agha Salman
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Mohammad Wasim Jr.
  • Haris Rauf
  • Naseem Shah
  • Mohammad Hasnain

NZ Playing 11

  • Devon Conway
  • Finn Allen
  • Kane Williamson
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Tom Latham
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Tim Southee
  • Matt Henry
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Ish Sodhi

Live Telecast

The match between Pakistan and New Zealand will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Network.

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