National Stadium, Karachi Stadium, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Preview (12/28/22): PAK vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 1, New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 2022-23 – Live Cricket Score

The largest and most populated city in Pakistan, Karachi, offers an intriguing and vibrant blend of the old and contemporary. The National Stadium became the fifth first-class stadium in Karachi and the eleventh in Pakistan. On April 21–24, 1955, Pakistan and India played in the first-ever first-class match at NSK, which later developed into a stronghold for Pakistan cricket. Pakistan never lost a Test match between that first game and December 2000, winning 17 of them.

On November 21, 1980, against the West Indies, the inaugural ODI played at the National Stadium came down to the final ball when Gordon Greenidge imperiously drove Imran to the cover boundary with three required. It has been a much less productive limited-overs venue, with losses outpacing wins.

pitch report

If there is anything we can learn from the previous Test at the National Stadium, it is that both teams will play with a spin-heavy style since they are likely to control the game.

Attacking intent will undoubtedly help teams score runs; otherwise, if the batters continue to defend, one excellent delivery will undoubtedly take their wicket. The first day will be the greatest for batting, and as the days go by, things will gradually become better for the spinners as well. In the third Test, Abrar Ahmed, Nauman Ali, Rehan Ahmed, and Jack Leach all enjoyed bowling here.

Probable playing XI


  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Babar Azam©
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Imam ul Haq
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Agha Salman
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Naseem Shah
  • Zahid Mahmood
  • Hasan Ali

New Zealand: 

  • Henry Nicholls
  • Kane Williamson
  • Michael Bracewell
  • DJ Mitchell
  • WA Young
  • Tom Blundell
  • Devon Conway
  • Tom Latham
  • Tim Southee©
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Neil Wagner

Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Pakistani right-handed batsman Babar Azam plays right-handed. In his 45 Test matches so far, he has scored 3470 runs.

Imam ul Haq is a Pakistani left-handed hitter. In his first 18 Test matches, he has scored 1202 runs.

Right-handed batter from New Zealand named Kane Williamson. In 88 Test matches so far, he has amassed 7368 runs.

New Zealander Tom Latham is a left-handed batter. In his 68 Test matches so far, he has scored 4623 runs.

Expert advice

For the tiny leagues, Babar Azam will be a reliable pick for captain. The punt selections here include Devon Conway and Imam Ul Haq. The ideal fantasy/Dream11 lineup for this matchup is 1-4-3-3.

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