Pakistan vs New Zealand 5th T20 Match Prediction 2024

PAK vs NZ 5th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Pakistan and New Zealand will face each other in the final showdown of the 5-match T20I series. The 5th and final T20 is scheduled to take place at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 27th April 2024. NZ is currently leading the series 2-1 after winning the 4th T20 by just 4 runs.

Pakistan was close to victory when they required 6 off the last ball but Jimmy Neesham held his nerve and handed his team a 4-run victory. Fakhar Zaman’s knock of 61 off 45 deliveries anchored the innings. Pakistan played well in the 4th T20 and we can expect them to draw the series with yet another similar performance.

New Zealand did some tight bowling in the last match to take the lead in the series. William O’Rourke was awarded the player of the match for his figures of 3/26. They have momentum by their side and can try to win the series. Pakistan last won a T20I series against New Zealand in 2018.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 5th 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

According to the pitch report, this is a good batting surface and Pakistan was just 4-run short when they lost the last match here. The toss winner will choose to bowl first on this surface and look forward to chasing the target.

PAK vs NZ Pitch Report

The pitch at Gaddafi Stadium will favour the batters with an average innings score of 175. Pacers will be able to pick wickets but at an expensive economy while spin can take care of the economy. 11 out of 14 wickets in the last match were taken by the fast bowlers including the player of the match William O’Rourke. The par score will be around 195.

Lahore Weather Report

The weather forecast shows cloudy day in Lahore on Saturday. There are a few chances of rain as well but we can expect a full game. The temperature will hover around 31-28°C.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Pakistan vs New Zealand 5th T20 2024

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Pakistan made some changes to the playing 11 in the last match to rest some of their key bowlers. We are expecting Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Abrar Ahmed and Shadab Khan to be back to the playing 11 for the final match. Iftikhar Ahmed, Usama Mir, Zaman Khan and Imad Wasim will be replaced.

PAK Key Players

  • Fakhar Zaman – Fakhar Zaman was roped in to replace injured Mohammad Rizwan and he took the opportunity with both hands. While chasing 179 he produced a good knock of 61 off just 45 deliveries but failed to finish the game.
  • Babar Azam – Babar Azam has scored 56 runs in 3 innings at a strike rate of 121.73. We know his capabilities and this is not his top form but we expect a good knock from his bat in this crucial final game as is a calm batter and performs well in the pressure games.
  • Abbas Afridi – Abbas Afridi is the leading wicket taker of the series with 5 wickets in 2 matches at a strike rate of 7.20 and an impressive bowling average of 9.40. In the last match he removed Tim Robinson and Michael Bracewell.
  • Shaheen Afridi – Shaheen Afridi will be back for the final match and he has been in good form this season as he has picked 4 wickets so far and currently the second leading wicket taker of the series.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan will try to focus on the positives from the last match as there were plenty. With the inclusion of the key bowlers back to the playing 11 they will be feeling confident.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

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

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

New Zealand will not be looking to make changes to the playing as they attained a win in the last match. No injuries or replacements are reported from NZ camp.

NZ Key Players

  • Mark Chapman – Chapman is the leading run scorer of the series with 114 runs in 4 overs at an aggressive strike rate of 170.15. In the 3rd T20, Chapman delivered a destructive innings of 87 off 42 deliveries. He scored just 8 in the last match but we expect another big knock from him.
  • Tim Robinson – Robinson is 2nd in line after Chapman in the highest run scorers of the series. He has scored 83 runs in 4 matches at a strike rate of 136.07. The 21-year-old has been impressive in his debut T20I series.
  • William O’Rourke – O’Rourke was the Player of the Match in the 4th T20 for his bowling figures of 3/27 in 4 overs. He is another young player who is playing his debut T20I series. This will be his 3rd international T20 match.
  • Ben Sears – Ben Sears supported O’Rourke to defend the target successfully. He finished with 2/27 in 4 overs and removed the in-form Fakhar Zaman at 61. We are expecting more wickets from him on this surface which is helping the pacers more.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand will be in full confidence after 2 back to back victories and they will not lose the series now. The Kiwis will be looking forward to winning the series and with an upper hand they can make it happen.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

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

Pakistan vs New Zealand Head to Head

Pakistan has the upper-hand over New Zealand in the T20 head to head record. Out of 43 encounters, PAK has won 22 times while NZ has won on 19 occasions.

PAK vs NZ Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played PAK Won NZ Won Draw NR
Overall 43 22 19 0 1
At Lahore 4 2 2 0 0
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

Pakistan vs New Zealand Betting Odds

The bookmakers are backing the home team Pakistan to win the 5th T20 and level the series. NZ are going against the odds with their secondary team and won 2 matches in a row and this surely will be an exciting fight.

Who will win Pakistan vs New Zealand 5th T20 Match?

Despite the odds by their side, Pakistan lost the 4th T20 by just 4 runs. They will bring their A team by calling back the key players after resting in the last match. On the other hand, NZ is playing with the young players some of whom are playing their debut international series.

According to our analysis, the home team Pakistan will win the 5th T20 and draw the series as they have a better squad strength than New Zealand and they will play their finest playing 11 for this crucial match.

🏆 Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction

We are going with the favourites once again and backing Pakistan to win the 5th T20 and draw the series. PAK lost the last match as they were resting some of their key players especially the bowlers and they will bring them back for this final game. New Zealand is playing a young squad. They have the quality but not experienced enough to face Pakistan’s lethal bowling unit.

Pakistan to beat New Zealand in 5th T20

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