prediction of cricbuzz : PAK vs NZ 2nd test: Pakistan looking to recapture how they won at home against New Zealand

Pakistan are considering either Naseem Shah or Hasan Ali at the pacers, while New Zealand could consider Matt Henry instead of Spinner if the field matches their pace.

After Adlow staves off a string of defeats for Pakistan and New Zealand last week, both sides look to be one step ahead in the second and final Test in Karachi starting Monday.

The held up draw ended Pakistan’s losing streak in his four Tests at home. This also included his 3-0 grossover for the first time by England.

New Zealand also joined Pakistan after beating England 3–0 to her.

Pakistani skipper Babar Azam vowed his side would play “positive and aggressive cricket” after 2022 ended without a win at his home Test. “We have to do things session by session and day by day,” he said.

“We are working on it. It doesn’t mean we have to play another cricket.”

New Zealand were well positioned to win the First Test of the final day with Pakistan 77-2, needing 97 runs to avoid an innings loss.

However, Saud Shaqir, who scored 55 goals, and Mohammad Wasim, who scored his 43 points, fended off the threat with his tally of 8 wickets for 71 runs and devoured time-and-overs to equalize.

Pakistan declared her 311-8, but his 138 goals in 15 overs were tough for New Zealand, who finished 59-1 in the dark. “I have to admire the way New Zealand play and dominate,” said Azam, who finished the year as the top scorer in the Tests with 1,184 points from nine games.

The National Stadium pitch helped slow the bowlers down as 23 of his 28 wickets in the First Test went to spinners.

On another pitch at the same location, New Zealand are also looking to win after failing to win in the last five Tests.

“It looks different than the first test … a little more watery,” batting coach Luke Ronchi said Sunday. “Of course, the preparation was shorter than usual, with only two days of processing time.

“It’s going to be hard work to get results. We have to hit really well and take 20 wickets.”

Pakistan are considering either Naseem Shah or Hasan Ali at the pacers, while New Zealand could consider Matt Henry instead of Spinner if the field matches their pace.

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