Pakistan vs New Zealand 4th T20 Match Prediction 2024

PAK vs NZ 4th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

With the series evenly poised at 1-1 after three matches, Pakistan and New Zealand go head to head in the fourth of five T20Is on Thursday evening. This is the first game in Lahore after the first three all took place at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Read on as we preview this clash. This match begins at 19:30 local time at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on 25th April.

Pakistan produced a good batting performance in the last match but ultimately they did not make enough runs as New Zealand were able to get over the line with 10 balls remaining. However, they have a quality side and they should be able to take the lead in the series again after this match.

Some pundits were writing off New Zealand’s chances in the series after their defeat in the second T20I but they showed some excellent batting ability with Mark Chapman producing a brilliant individual innings. If another player steps up with a top performance then they could well win again.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 4th 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

The team batting first has won the last four T20Is at the Gaddafi Stadium so we are predicting that both captains will want to bat first ahead of this match.

PAK vs NZ Pitch Report

This venue has always produced a good contest between bat and ball in Lahore and we expect a par score to be no higher than 175-180. Both spinners and pace bowlers will be able to get assistance from the pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium.

Lahore Weather Report

The weather forecast in Lahore is for hotter weather than in Rawalpindi in the opening games of the series. It would be a surprise if the temperature dropped below 30 degrees across this match.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Pakistan vs New Zealand 4th T20 2024

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Mohammad Amir was left out of the last game with Abbas Afridi coming in but we expect them both to take the field in this match with Naseem Shah rested. No risks are expected to be taken with the hamstring injury to Mohammad Rizwan ahead of this match.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam – With Mohammad Rizwan out of this T20I, there will be more pressure on the skipper but he has regularly performed under the spotlight and looked in good form on Sunday.
  • Shadab Khan – The all-rounder showed off his batting skills in the third T20I of the series when he hit four fours and two sixes in his 41 runs from 20 balls.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi – The former skipper will be keen to get back amongst the wickets in this match and he remains one of the most dangerous white ball pace bowlers in the world.
  • Abbas Afridi – The right-arm medium fast bowler dismissed Tim Seifert and Dean Foxcroft in the last game and brings a T20I strike-rate of 10.2 into this match.

PAK Team Form

After enjoying a three match unbeaten run in T20I cricket, Pakistan must start again in this game.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

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

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

There were two debutants for New Zealand in the third T20I with Zak Foulkes and William O’Rourke getting their first opportunities in T20Is. Josh Clarkson and Ben Lister were both ruled out with illness but there is a good chance that Lister will return to the XI for this match.

NZ Key Players

  • Mark Chapman – Babar Azam commented after Sunday’s game that the left-hander always plays well against Pakistan and he produced a Player of the Match performance to level the series.
  • Tim Robinson – The opener struggled in the opening games of the series but impressed with 28 runs from 19 balls in the last game which should boost his confidence ahead of this T20I.
  • Michael Bracewell – The skipper is an accomplished all-rounder who is capable of destructive batting innings. With the ball, he has dismissed both of Pakistan’s openers over the last two games.
  • Ish Sodhi – The spinner was the standout bowler on both sides in Sunday’s T20I. Of both bowling attacks, no-one took more wickets than him or was more economical.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand ended their long run without a victory in this format with Sunday’s impressive win.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tim Seifert (wk), Tim Robinson, Michael Bracewell (c), James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Dean Foxcroft, William O’Rourke, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Ben Lister, Jacob Duffy

Pakistan vs New Zealand Head to Head

New Zealand’s convincing win on Sunday means the teams have shared two wins each and had one no-result across their last five matches. There are only four matches separating the teams overall with Pakistan leading New Zealand 22-18 in T20Is.

PAK vs NZ Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played PAK Won NZ Won Draw NR
Overall 41 22 18 0 1
Last 5 5 2 2 0 1

Pakistan vs New Zealand Betting Odds

From ahead of the last match, Pakistan’s odds have increased slightly to 1.28 to win this T20I. New Zealand are at 4.00 to go 2-1 up in the series.

Who will win Pakistan vs New Zealand 4th T20 Match?

In their last performance, New Zealand showed that they will always fight back no matter what the format or who they have playing in their XI. However, we expect Pakistan to be the top side in this first game in Lahore.

🏆 Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction

Although New Zealand came away with the win on Sunday, it was mainly due to an exceptional innings from one individual and they may need something similar to get a victory in this T20I. Our prediction is for a closer contest than the previous two games but with Pakistan getting the win.

Pakistan to beat New Zealand in 4th T20

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