In this article, we discuss about New Zealand vs Pakistan 2023 World Cup Match Preview, its timings, venue, New Zealand team composition, Pakistan team composition, Key Players to watch out for, pitch and circumstances, predictions and much more.

New Zealand vs Pakistan Match Timings

New Zealand vs Pakistan

The match number 35 of 2023 World Cup will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan and it is scheduled to take place on November 4, 2023, from 10:30 AM IST.

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Venue for the match

The venue for this match is M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru. It has a capacity for hosting more than 40,000 spectators. This stadium has very small boundaries when compared with other stadiums of India. It has hosted many memorable international and IPL matches, it is home ground of IPL team RCB.

Team New Zealand

They started this tournament on a very-high note and won their initial matches very comprehensively but have lost their last 3 matches, so it is a must-win match for them to stay in the race for a semis spot.

Players List

  • Batsmen: Kane Williamson(Captain), Tom Latham (Wicketkeeper), Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young
  • Bowlers: Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi
  • All-rounders: Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham

Team Pakistan

They have won their last match against Bangladesh, and every game now is a must-win game for them, if they have to qualify for semis. If they lose against New Zealand, they will out of the semi-final contention.

Player List

  • Batsmen: Babar Azam (Captain), Abdullah Shafique, Saud Shakeel, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan(wicket-keeper), Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman
  • Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usama Mir
  • All-rounders: Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Agha Salman.

Key Players to watch out for

Here are some of the key players to watch out for in the match between New Zealand vs Pakistan match:

In New Zealand Team

  • Rachin Ravindra: He has been a find of the tournament so far, he has not let New ZeaLand miss Kane Williamson the batter. He can also bowl 6-7 overs of off spin which are very handy in an ODI match.
  • Glenn Phillips: This kiwi all-rounder has impressed everyone with his all-round performance. He is in great form & can win the game for his team on his own.
  • Trent Boult: he is the leading wicket-taker of New Zealand and is their most experienced bowler along with Tim Southee, his team will be hoping to get early breakthroughs from his bowling.

In Pakistan Team

  • Shaheen Afridi: The left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi is the leading wicket-taker for his team in the World Cup so far. He is a wicket-taking bowler who can swing the ball both ways, and is also the most experienced bowler in the team.
  • Abdullah Shafique: He is a opener of his team and is in a great from and is a very talented batter. He is amongst the runs & Pakistan batting relies a lot on him.
  • Babar Azam: The Pakistani Captain & Number One ODI batsman Babar Azam is the key batter in the middle-order for his team and he has scored some good knocks in tournament so far. Pak will be hoping he scores well, and New Zealand will be hoping to get him out early.

Pitch and circumstances

The pitch at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru is expected to be a complete belter and a batting friendly track. The weather is expected to be pleasant, sunny and since it’s a day match, so there won’t be any dew.

New Zealand vs Pakistan 2023


Any of the team can win this match, New Zealand isn’t in great form & has fitness issue of key players, while Pakistan has just found some sort of form in their last match, after 4 consecutive losses in this tournament. It will be an amazing match.


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