The New Zealand Tour of Pakistan 2023 is well and truly alive and it is Pakistan who has so far gotten 2 fantastic wins against them courtesy of brilliant bowling from pacers like Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan & Shaheen Shah Afridi. PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I will also be played in Lahore after that teams will travel to Rawalpindi to play the remaining T20Is and some ODI matches. If Pakistan wins tonight that they will seal the series victory and then management may look to test out the bench strength they got which is also in great shape and form in the likes of Naseem Shah, Mohammad Nawaz & Ihsanullah who haven’t got the chance to play yet. Below we have given our detailed analysis for PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Head-to-head stats, weather forecast & pitch conditions.
PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I Match Details
Below are the PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I details for the NZ Tour of Pakistan 2023.
Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I
Competition: New Zealand Tour of Pakistan 2023
Date: 17th April 2023
Time: 09:00 PM (Local)
Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I Live Streaming
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There will be a cloud cover during the whole game so the weather will be pleasing with temperatures dropping from 31 to 26 degrees as the match goes on. The humidity ratio will be in the range of 29 to 32 percent which won’t cause many issues for the players.
So far both games which are played here at the Gaddafi Stadium are good batting-friendly pitches so we expect the pitch to be almost the same as in the last game. Pakistan has batted first in both games and has been able to score a good defendable total so it will be interesting to see if NZ finally wins the toss and bats first to do a forced change in strategy for Pakistan. NZ while chasing did struggle and the pitch also looked to offer some sharp bounce in the 2nd innings.
PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I Probable Playing XIs
NZ bowlers need to do a better job as in both games they leaked too many runs and bowled rubbish lengths outside which quality batters from Pakistan took full use of. In the past, Pakistan batters have struggled against bouncers and short-pitch deliveries and we believe it is one strategy they need to utilize with Matt Henry who got the pace and can trouble Pakistan batters upfront.
No change is expected in the Pakistan squad as they will look to clinch the series first and then give chances to the players who are currently warming up the bench.
Below are the PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I probable playing XIs for both bat & ball first scenarios.
Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (Wk), Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Saim Ayub, Zaman Khan, Shaheen Afridi
Tom Latham (C) (Wk), Chad Bowes, Dane Cleaver, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner
PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I Dream11 Prediction
Below is our best possible PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I Dream11 or MyStars11 fantasy team which you can select and win exciting cash rewards.
Wicket-Keepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Tom Latham
Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (vc), MS Chapman, DH Mitchell
All-Rounders: Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Haris Rauf (c), Shaheen Afridi, MJ Henry
The pitch at Gaddafi Stadium has always helped seamers and we have seen Haris Rauf took full use of the conditions hence why we have decided to name him as captain for PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I FantasyXI as he is someone who can earn you the maximum bonus points. Century in the last match for amazing Babar Azam is our vice-captain for this game as he is super consistent and is expected to smash another big score tonight.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Head-to-Head Stats
In the last five matches, New Zealand has won only once which shows they are struggling big time against the in-form Pakistan team in this format. It will be another challenge tonight for NZ to not only win but keep the series alive otherwise it will be Pakistan tonight who will clinch the series.
Below is the complete PAK vs NZ head-to-head stats in T20Is.
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PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I Prediction
It is no surprise that the majority of the expert bookmakers have favored Pakistan to win tonight and make it 3 Nill against the Kiwis. Pakistan has a winning probability of around 58% which is quite huge. NZ can surprise as they do get quality in their lineup but they must win the toss and bat first and replicate what Pakistan has done in the first two games. Chasing here doesn’t look straightforward as the ball in the 2nd innings did bounce and turn a bit.