Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Match Prediction 2024

PAK vs NZ 3rd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

24 hours after Pakistan and New Zealand contested the second T20I of their five match series, the two teams go head to head once more in the third match on Sunday evening. Pakistan came out on top of Saturday’s fixture when they won by 7 wickets with 47 balls remaining. This game gets underway at 19:30 local time on April 21st at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan emerged from the no-result on Thursday in a positive frame of mind and then went about showing how much of a stronger squad than New Zealand they have on Saturday. It would be a huge surprise if they did not go 2-0 up in the series in this match.

With this being a five game series, we expect New Zealand to keep faith with the same group for this match but they may need to change around their batting order in order to be more competitive. No matter what they do, this will be another tough contest.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on ARY Sports

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Tamasha and Fancode.

PAK vs NZ Match Toss Prediction

With Pakistan maintaining the strong record for teams who field first in Rawalpindi on Saturday, we predict that both teams will once again want to bowl first in this fixture.

PAK vs NZ Pitch Report

Even though New Zealand were bowled out for 90 in the second T20I, Pakistan’s batters showed the pitch was good for batting on in the second half of the game

Rawalpindi Weather Report

The temperature is forecast to drop from 24 degrees to 19 degrees across this game with the humidity levels expected to increase a large amount in the second innings.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20 2024

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

There were no changes for Pakistan ahead of the second T20I and after such a comprehensive victory it is unlikely there will be any further made for this game. Someone who definitely will not be playing is Azam Khan who has been ruled out of the series due to a right calf muscle injury.

PAK Key Players

  • Mohammad Rizwan- the 31 year old will be batting in his 80th T20I innings in this match and was in fine form in the second game of the series hitting four fours and a six.
  • Babar Azam- it was a surprise to see the skipper dismissed for only 14 and he will be looking to play spin better in this game after being stumped in Saturday’s match.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi- the left-arm quick has bowled only 3.3 overs in the series but has already taken four wickets and will be very confident of adding to that tally in this T20I.
  • Mohammad Amir- the 32 year old left-arm fast medium bowler showed his class by dismissing Tim Robinson and Dean Foxcroft inside the first six overs on Saturday.

PAK Team Form

It is now three games unbeaten for Pakistan in this format and they were exceptional on Saturday.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Irfan Khan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Abrar Ahmed

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

Although it would be impossible to put a positive slant on New Zealand’s performance against Pakistan in the second T20I, the team management are unlikely to make wholesale changes. Michael Bracewell wants his players to learn quickly and we expect the same group to be given the opportunity to level the series.

NZ Key Players

  • Mark Chapman- the left-hander not only top scored for the visitors in the second T20I but also scored his runs at the second highest strike-rate in the side.
  • Tim Seifert- the keeper-batter hit a four and a six at the top of the order on Saturday and he has plenty of experience of playing this format at domestic and international level.
  • Ben Lister- the opening bowler got his team’s bowling innings off to a brilliant start when he dismissed Pakistan opener Saim Ayub from only the second ball.
  • Ish Sodhi- the spinner is recognised as an effective and experienced bowler at this level. He got the wicket of Usman Khan and will be a threat again in this match.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand have not won a T20I since February which was seven games ago.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tim Seifert (wk), Tim Robinson, Josh Clarkson, Michael Bracewell (c), James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Dean Foxcroft, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Ben Lister, Jacob Duffy

Pakistan vs New Zealand Head to Head

Pakistan have not lost any of their last three T20Is against New Zealand. Equally, they lead the overall head to head in this format at 22-17.

PAK vs NZ Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played PAK Won NZ Won Draw NR
Overall 40 22 17 0 1
Last 5 5 2 2 0 1

Pakistan vs New Zealand Betting Odds

After their comprehensive victory in the second T20I, Pakistan are big favourites in this match. They are 1.25 to win this T20I with New Zealand at 4.00.

Who will win Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Match?

Most pundits expected New Zealand to struggle in this series and the convincing win for Pakistan was no surprise on Saturday. As a result, we once again have the hosts as the top team ahead of this match.

🏆 Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction

It was a very poor performance with the bat from New Zealand in the second T20I and although we expect them to do better in this game, they are still up against a very strong bowling attack. Pakistan still have plenty of additional levels to go up and we are backing them to get another victory in this T20I.

Pakistan to beat New Zealand in 3rd T20

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