Match Prediction NZ vs PAK – November 4 – ICC Cricket World Cup

Considering the recent performances and the head-to-head history of the teams, New Zealand may have an edge in the match on November 4.

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Match Details 

Teams: New Zealand vs Pakistan

Match number: 35th match

Ground: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

SeriesICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Hours of play: 05:00 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL

Match day: November 4, 2023

New Zealand vs Pakistan Betting Odds

New Zealand ODIPakistan ODI

Probable Playing XIs


Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi

Pakistan Cricket Team

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

New Zealand Cricket team

Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Based on recent performances, Babar Azam from Pakistan and Kane Williamson from New Zealand are the batters to watch out for in the upcoming match.

Babar Azam is the captain of the Pakistan team and is known for his consistent performance with the bat. He has a solid technique and is capable of playing long innings. His ability to anchor the innings makes him a crucial player for Pakistan.

Kane Williamson, the captain of the New Zealand team, is also a top-class batter. He is known for his calm and composed approach to batting. His ability to adapt to different conditions and his excellent game awareness make him a key player for New Zealand.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Based on recent performances, Shaheen Afridi from Pakistan and Trent Boult from New Zealand are the bowlers to watch out for in the upcoming match.

Shaheen Afridi is a left-arm fast bowler known for his ability to swing the ball both ways. He has been in excellent form recently and has consistently taken wickets for Pakistan. His ability to bowl at a high pace and maintain good line and length makes him a key player for Pakistan.

Trent Boult, a left-arm fast bowler from New Zealand, is known for his ability to swing the ball early in the innings. He has been very effective in taking early wickets and putting pressure on the opposition. His experience and skill make him a crucial player for New Zealand.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

May 07, 20235th ODI (D/N), Karachi, New Zealand tour of PakistanNew Zealand won by 47 runs
May 05, 20234th ODI (D/N), Karachi, New Zealand tour of PakistanPakistan won by 102 runs
May 03, 20233rd ODI (D/N), Karachi, New Zealand tour of PakistanPakistan won by 26 runs
April 29, 20232nd ODI (D/N), Rawalpindi, New Zealand tour of PakistanPakistan won by 7 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
April 27, 20231st ODI (D/N), Rawalpindi, New Zealand tour of PakistanPakistan won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Pakistan

October 31, 2023Pakistan vs BangladeshPakistan won by 7 wickets (with 105 balls remaining)
October 27, 2023Pakistan vs South AfricaSouth Africa won by 1 wicket (with 16 balls remaining)
October 23, 2023Pakistan vs AfghanistanAfghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
October 20, 2023Pakistan vs AustraliaAustralia won by 62 runs
October 14, 2023Pakistan vs IndiaIndia won by 7 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)

Last 5 Games of New Zealand

October 28, 2023New Zealand vs AustraliaAustralia won by 5 runs
October 22, 2023New Zealand vs IndiaIndia won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
October 18, 2023New Zealand vs AfghanistanNew Zealand won by 149 runs
October 13, 2023New Zealand vs BangladeshNew Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
October 09, 2023New Zealand vs NetherlandsNew Zealand won by 99 runs

Information About Injuries in Teams 

New Zealand

Kane Williamson: The captain suffered a fractured thumb during the 2023 World Cup. He is expected to be fit for the end of the group stage.

Tim Southee: Dislocated his thumb during the fourth ODI against England. His thumb required five pins to repair.

Lockie Ferguson: Suffered a heel injury against Australia.


Imam-ul-Haq: Suffered a thumb fracture. 

Babar Azam: Suffered an injury that was taking time to heal. 

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Winning Prediction

Analyzing the recent performances of both teams, it’s clear that the contest will be quite intense.

New Zealand’s form has been mixed in their last five matches, with three victories and two losses. They showcased their batting prowess in the matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh, with dominant wins. However, their performances against stronger teams like India and Australia were less consistent, resulting in defeats.

On the other hand, Pakistan has had a difficult time recently, winning only one of their last five matches. Their victory against Bangladesh was convincing, but they were defeated by stronger teams such as South Africa and Australia. Compared to New Zealand, their recent form is less impressive.

Considering the recent performances and the head-to-head history of the teams, New Zealand may have an edge. However, cricket is a game where on-the-day performance matters the most. The outcome will also depend on key players’ form, the playing conditions on match day, and how well the teams adapt to them. It’s certainly going to be a thrilling game of cricket.

Report About M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Establishment: The stadium was established in May 1969.

Location: It is situated in the heart of the city of Bangalore, flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park, Queen’s Road, Cubbon and uptown MG Road.

Capacity: The stadium has a seating capacity of 40,000

Owner and Operator: The stadium is owned by the Government of Karnataka and operated by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).

Tenants: The stadium is the home ground of the Karnataka state cricket team, Karnataka women’s cricket team, and IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore

Ground Size: The stadium’s ground is one of the smallest international cricket grounds in the world, with sideway boundaries of maximum 50-55 meters and front-rear boundaries of 60-65 meters.

The stadium was formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium. It was later renamed in tribute to Mangalam Chinnaswamy Mudaliar, a lawyer from Mandya and the founding member of the Mysore State Cricket Association. He served the KSCA for four decades and was also president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1977 to 1980.

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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

Rudra Chanda