Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Preview
The Pakistan cricket team is looking to make it 3 out of 3 against New Zealand in the third T20I match at Gaddafi Stadium. Pakistan have been dominant in the series so far, beating New Zealand comfortably in the first two matches. They will be looking to continue their winning streak and take an unassailable lead in the five-match series.
The Pakistani team has been performing well with both bat and ball and will look to keep up their good form against New Zealand. On the other hand, New Zealand will need to come up with something special if they want to win a game in this series.
Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Match Details:
Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand ,3rd T20I
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Date & Time: Friday, April 17, 2023, 9:30 PM IST
Pakistan vs New Zealand Weather Forecast:
The Weather is expected to stay clear throughout the game.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Pitch Report:
Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan is known for its excellent batting pitch. It is considered to be a paradise for batsmen as the pitch is generally helpful for pace and provides good bounce. The outfield is also very fast which allows batsmen to score quickly.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Playing XI:
Mohammad Rizwan/Mohammad Haris, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Tom Latham (c & wk), Chad Bowes, Will Young, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Ben Lister.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Pitch Teams H2H (Last 10 Games)
|New Zealand Won||3|
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (Last 10 Games)
|Bat 1st Won||5|
|Bat 2nd Won||5|
Avg. 1st inning score: 167
Pace vs Spin
|Pace or Spin||Overs||Wkts||Wkts/inns||BowlSR|
Pakistan vs New Zealand Record at Venue:
Pakistan Batters (T20I Records)
Pakistan Bowlers (T20I Records)
Pakistan Top Picks
Babar Azam had an impressive bounce-back performance at the recent game, scoring 100 runs after his failure in the previous match. He will open the batting on a pitch that is conducive to batting and has an impressive average of 46 at this particular venue.
Mohammad Rizwan scored a fifty in the game, however, he sustained an injury and could not keep in the second innings. Consequently, Haris took over his place as the keeper for the second innings. The situation has left him doubtful for the upcoming game.
Shaheen Afridi has bowled a full quota of overs in the first two games, but hasn’t seen much success yet. He’s especially been challenging with the new ball and at the death.
After Fakhar Zaman’s 47 runs in the first match followed by a golden duck in the second game, he will be looking to make a return with good form. If Rizwan does not play, Fakhar’s value could increase significantly.
Haris Rauf has put in two impressive performances in the series, picking up 4 wickets in each game. He is a tricky bowler to read due to his crafty slower deliveries and also possesses good pace.
New Zealand Top Picks
James Neesham has been bowling in the back end of the innings and has also come in handy with the bat. He has contributed 16 runs and 2 wickets to the series so far.
Mark Chapman has been the standout batter against the Pakistan bowling lineup in the current series. His left-handed batting is an advantage against spin bowlers Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan. He has scored 34 and 65 in the first two matches respectively.
Matt Henry has taken 5 wickets in this series and is bowling with the new ball. He has been particularly effective against left-handed batsmen.
Adam Milne proved his worth in the first game of the series by taking out both openers. His raw pace was a major asset to his team in that match, although he didn’t play the second game.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Differential Picks
Zaman Khan is a talented bowler who has proved to be effective both in the powerplay and in the last overs of innings. He has bowled full quota overs in this series, taking two wickets so far.
Ben Lister is a bowler who has been known to bowl during the powerplay and at the death. He had 2 wickets in his first game but was wicketless in his second. If New Zealand opts to bowl first, then he may be a good differential pick for fantasy teams.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Safe Captaincy Picks
Pakistan vs New Zealand Differential Captaincy Picks
James Neesham (Bowl first)
PAK vs NZ Base Team:
WK: M Rizwan/ M Haris
Bat: B Azam, F Zaman, M Chapman
AR: J Neesham, S Khan
Bowl: H Rauf, S Afridi
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