Pakistan and New Zealand will be involved in a 5-match T20I series. The series starts on April 14th. The first three games will happen in Lahore. Here, we look at the pitch report of Gaddafi Stadium and the weather conditions in Lahore for PAK vs NZ 2023.
New Zealand will be without its major stars for this series. While Kane Williamson is injured, the likes of Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell are currently playing in IPL 2023. Hence, it will be a good experience for some youngsters in the setup. Experienced cricketers like Tom Latham and James Neesham will be expected to step up in this regard.
On the other hand, it will be a full-strength squad for Pakistan, led by Babar Azam. The team did not have a satisfactory T20I outing against Afghanistan recently. However, the seniors are now back and playing at home, the hosts will be the favourite to win this series. All eyes will be on the likes of Babar Azam in this competition.
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore pitch report for PAK vs NZ 2023
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In recent times, all pitches in Pakistan have displayed a common behaviour. All have been quite flat and batting has been easy on them.
However, at this venue, based on the 18 T20I games held till now, the average scored batting first is 159. Teams batting first and second have won an equal number of games. Hence, it will be interesting to see what the match results into in Lahore.
Lahore weather conditions for PAK vs NZ 2023
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It is peak hot summer in the subcontinent at the moment. At Lahore, we could see temperatures hit as high as 40 degrees Celsius during the day.
When it comes to rainfall, there are some isolated thunderstorms expected. However, they are unlikely to have any impact on the proceedings of the game.