On Tuesday in Napier, Pakistan and New Zealand will be playing the final T20I of the three-match series. The hosts have already sealed the winning series of the first two matches, and in this match, the Shadab Khan-led side will play for pride. Pakistan’s batting has suffered in the absence of Babar Azam, and the management will hope for them to do well in the last game.
On the other side, with the return of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Kane Williamson will strengthen New Zealand. In the second game, Southee and Williamson played a crucial role in the team’s win, while Tim Seifert also batted superbly. However, the hosts will be concerned about Martin Guptill’s form, who has not yet clicked in the home season.
In Napier, it will be gloomy for most of the day, but there is no risk of rain during the match.
McLean Park has seen its fair share of high-scoring matches, and on Tuesday it should not be any different. With not much support in terms of movement, the bowlers are in for a rough time. The bowlers would need to vary their pace and lines accordingly, with the ground dimensions also playing into the hands of the batsmen. Chasing is the preferred choice at this venue, with 180 being a bare minimum.
Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Scott Kuggeleijn, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi/Todd Astle
Shadab Khan (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz/Mohammad Hasnain
New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I Dream 11:
Martin Guptill (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson, Abdullah Shafique, Khushdil Shah, James Neesham, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Tim Southee, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz
It isn’t easy to ignore New Zealand to win this one. Although Pakistan will put up a fight like they always do, but the Black Caps have been a class apart this series with both bat and ball. They have a well-balanced team, and they don’t look like losing at the moment. Let’s enjoy the best cricket odds in the market by betting with baji.live now!
Who will win the toss? – New Zealand
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Mohammed Hafeez (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tim Southee (New Zealand), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Tim Seifert (New Zealand), Mohammed Hafeez (Pakistan)
Man of the Match – Tim Seifert
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 200+, Pakistan 180+
Match Handicap New Zealand