Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium pitch report, weather, T20 stats and records for Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20 2024

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium pitch report, weather, T20 stats and records for Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20 2024

We examine the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium weather forecast today for 18 April, pitch report details, & records ahead of the PAK vs NZ T20I match

Pakistan is preparing for the T20 World Cup 2024 with a 5-match series against New Zealand, starting with the first T20I at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Babar Azam will lead a strong squad, with the return of Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir, who ended their retirement earlier this year after impressive performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 9.

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium pitch report, weather, average score, T20 stats and records for Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20 2024

2023 Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I series preview, schedule, date, venue, & other details

On the other hand, New Zealand has sent a second-string team led by Michael Bracewell, as many key players, including captain Kane Williams, are busy with the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. This series marks Pakistan’s first T20I since their 1-4 series loss in New Zealand, while New Zealand faced a 0-3 whitewash at home against Australia.

we examine the detailed schedule for this game:

Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand


Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan

Date & Time: Thursday, April 18 (7:00 PM PKT/7:30 PM IST) 


Know statistics & records for T20I matches at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Both Pakistan and New Zealand will aim to bounce back when they clash at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, where New Zealand secured a 6-wicket victory in the last encounter, achieving the highest successful run chase at the venue. The pitches at Pindi are known for their flat nature, favoring high-scoring matches. They also provide good bounce, assisting fast bowlers early in the game and spinners later on.

However, there are concerns about rain affecting the Rawalpindi leg of the series. The weather forecast predicts a cloudy day with a temperature of 16°C during the match hours in Rawalpindi on Thursday (April 18). Also, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) anticipates rain in various areas across Pakistan, including Rawalpindi from Wednesday. According to AccuWeather, there’s a forecast for a cloudy evening with showers overnight, extending into April 19.

Record Statistics
Total Matches Played 5
Batting 1st Won 0
Batting 2nd Won 4
No Result 1
Average 1st Innings score 155
Average 2nd Innings score 154
Highest Total 194/4 (New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2023)
Lowest Total 134/7 (Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2020)
Highest Successful Chase 194/4 in 19.2 overs by New Zealand vs Pakistan
Lowest Total Defended NA
Most Runs Mark Chapman (NZ) – 175 runs
Highest Individual Score Mark Chapman (New Zealand) – 104 not out off 57 balls
Total Fours 67
Most Fours Mark Chapman (NZ) – 21 fours
Total Sixes 16
Most Sixes Mark Chapman (NZ) & Haider Ali (PAK) – 5 sixes each
Total Fifties 7 Fifties
Most Fifties Babar Azam (PAK) – 2 fifties
Total Hundreds 1 Hundred – Mark Chapman (NZ)
Most Wickets Usman Qadir (PAK) – 8 wickets
Best Bowling Innings Usman Qadir (Pakistan) – 4/13 vs Zimbabwe

When And Where to Watch: live streaming & telecast

Fans can stream the Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I match on the FanCode App & Website. Meanwhile, local viewers can catch the live broadcast on A Sports HD.