NZL vs PAK 1st Test Day 1 match prediction 26 Dec 2020

Match date · 26 Dec 2020 · 03:30 IST
NZL vs PAK prediction
  • Kane Williamson has an average of 61.81 from 39 matches played for New Zealand.
  • Ross Taylor has an average of 54.58 from 50 home matches played.
  • Tim Southee has a bowling average of 3.44 from 9 matches played against Pakistan.
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New Zealand will be playing Pakistan in their first Test series of the season which is due to take place starting Boxing day, 26th of December 2020 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

In the three-match T20I series held earlier this month the Kiwis beat the visitors in the first two matches by 5 wickets and 9 wickets consecutively. However the visitors won by 4 wickets in the last match of the three series T20I. Mohammad Rizwan will captain the side in Babar Azam's absence becoming the 33rd test captain of Pakistan.On the other hand, New Zealand's unbeaten streak continues. Tim Seifert was declared the Player of the series.Pakistan and New Zealand have faced each other on numerous occasions and both the teams have been successful against each other. Only in tests however Pakistan has outperformed New Zealand. The duo have played a total of 58 test matches against each other, out of which Pakistan had won 25 matches games while New Zealand managed to bag just 12 games, with 21 games resulting in draw.I have picked out the top 3 player bets for the match, and bet on them to win quite a lot of money.

Kane Williamson To Score Over 40.5 Runs;

Arguably Kane Williamson is one of the finest batsmen in the gentlemen's game. Being a regular player and having leadership skills at his disposal, it was only a matter of time before Kane Williamson was appointed captain across all formats. His career average displayed Williamson being featured in 81 test matches between the span of 2010-2020 where he notched up 6727 runs with a staggering average of 52.55 which includes 740 boundaries and 16 sixes. In his last stint against West Indies, Williamson put up a challenging run of 251 alone with 34 boundaries and 2 sixes contributing to the Kiwi's win in the 1st test and being declared as Man of the Match. He has played 10 matches against Pakistan with an average of 47.44 and 854 runs along with 84 boundaries. The top order batsman has played 39 matches for home team, New Zealand with a strong average of 61.81, hammering 3400 runs including 385 boundaries and 12 sixes. Sportsbet.io has offered bets of 1.85 for Williamson to score over 40.5 runs and considering his batting statistics this bet is a definite winner.

Ross Taylor To Score Over 32.5 Runs

Ross Taylor has been one of the unrecognized heroes of this decade in international cricket. The right-handed batsman has played 103 test matches with 7285 runs under his belt at an average of 45.81 including 886 boundaries and 52 sixes.The 36-year-old was a part of the Kiwi squad that made it to two consecutive World Cup finals, in 2015 and 2019. Considering Taylor's past record of playing for the Kiwis are a total of 50 matches with 3712 runs including an outstanding average of 54.58. Taylor has played 13 test matches against Pakistan with 905 runs and an average of 41.13 including 108 boundaries and 12 sixes. Ross Taylor has played 31 matches under the captainship of Kane Williamson with a splendid average of 50.25 which includes 215 boundaries and 15 sixes. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.85 for Ross Taylor to score over 32.5 runs and I think you should definitely make this bet.

Tim Southee To Take Under 5.5 Wickets

Though Tim Southee put up a great show against Pakistan in the 3rd and 2nd T20I series taking 4 wickets and 2 wickets respectively to being declared as Player Of The Match in the 2nd T20I does not justify his bowling career average of 3.94 from 75 test matches played. His performances playing against Pakistan are not upto the mark where he managed an average of only 3.4 wickets from 9 matches played. He was not a part of the test series held in 2018 as well. His performance has not been consistent while playing on the home soil as well; he has played a total of 42 matches for New Zealand at home and has managed 4.35 wickets per game only. So to sum up the same, Bet365 has offered odds of 1.72 for Tim Southee to take below 5.5 wickets.

My Picks

Kane Williamson to score over 40.5 runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)

Ross Taylor to score over 32.5 runs- @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)

Tim Southee to take under 5.5 wickets - @1.72 (Bet365.com)

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