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New Zealand vs Pakistan Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Andrew Francis

Published: 11:08, 2 November 2023

New Zealand will hope to take a big leap towards qualification when they come up against Pakistan on Saturday morning. 

New Zealand currently occupy the final qualification place in the group stage, with Pakistan just one place, and two points, behind them. This match is, therefore, vital in deciding who will appear in the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup.

New Zealand vs Pakistan Betting Tips

New Zealand to take giant step to qualification

New Zealand come into this match with World Cup qualification in their hands, having won four of their seven matches, so far. Pakistan really need to pick up the win to keep their hopes of a semi-final appearance alive, although defeat would not mathematically eliminate them.

New Zealand got off to a great start to their World Cup campaign, winning their first four matches, but they’ve now lost three in a row putting their hopes of reaching the semi-finals in doubt. Pakistan halted their own poor run of form with a win over Bangladesh but four losses in a row before that have left them on the outside looking in.

New Zealand are slight favourites coming into this match, but there isn’t much to choose from between the sides ahead of one of the hardest matches to call.


New Zealand vs Pakistan team news

Both sides have named their 15 man squads for the Cricket World Cup. Here are the details of the players who will line up on Saturday:

New Zealand: Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Will Young.

Pakistan: Hashmat Shahidi, Noor Ahmad, Ikram Ali Khil, Fazal Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Reyaz Hassan, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Azmat Omarzai, Abdul Rahman, Rahmat Shah, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najib Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran.