NZ vs PAK Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I – 22 December (Napier). The Blackcaps would aim for a whitewash, whereas the visitors would play for respect.
Hosts New Zealand will take on Pakistan in the 3rd T20I match of the three matches T20I series. The game will be played at McLean Park in Napier.
New Zealand have already sealed the series and would aim for a white-wash in this game. Williamson and Siefert have been batting fantastically, whereas Southee bowled a dream spell in the last game. This team is looking way more superior to the Pakistani side.
Pakistan team has been pathetic in the series so far and would play for respect in this game. The batting has failed in both games, whereas the bowlers also flopped in the last game. However, the batting of Mohammad Hafeez is positive for this side.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
This pitch has been really good for batting with the average 1st innings score being 174 runs.
Total T20 Domestic Games Played: 13; Bat 1st Won: 8; Bat 2nd Won: 5
We can expect clouds throughout the game with a little chance of rain.
Probable XI for both sides:-
New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi.
Pakistan – Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: New Zealand vs Pakistan Third T20I Match
Date and Time: 22 December, Tuesday- 11:30 AM IST
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, and Devon Conway.
Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, and Mohammad Hafeez.
Death Over Specialists
- Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson
- Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi
NZ vs PAK Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Tim Siefert will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Siefert has scored 141 runs in the series, which includes a couple of half-centuries. He is in brilliant form, whereas he is an opener as well.
NZ vs PAK Fantasy Batsmen
Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson will be our batsmen from New Zealand. Guptill is not in good form, but he is a T20 veteran, whereas Kane is a class player. Williamson scored a brilliant half-century in the last game for the side.
[Pick Devon Conway instead of Kyle Jamieson if NZ bat 1st]
Haider Ali will be our batsman from Pakistan. He is not in good form, but Haider is the most talented player on the side. Ali has scored a couple of T20I half-centuries in this short career, whereas his average is 33.
NZ vs PAK Fantasy All-Rounders
Shadab Khan and Mohammad Hafeez will be our all-rounders from Pakistan. Shadab bats at the number 5 slot, whereas he bowls his full quota of bowling as well. Hafeez, on the other hand, scored his career-best innings of 99 runs in the previous game. Both of them are experienced players.
NZ vs PAK Fantasy Bowlers
New Zealand’s trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Kyle Jamieson will make it into our team. Boult is one of the best white-ball bowlers, whereas Jamieson has also impressed in his short career. Southee, on the other hand, scalped four wickets in the last game. All three of them are brilliant fast bowlers.
[Drop Kyle Jamieson for Devon Conway if NZ bat 1st]
Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi will be our bowlers from Pakistan. Afridi and Rauf picked 20 & 18 wickets, respectively, in the National T20 Cup. Rauf has scalped three wickets in the series, whereas Afridi has scalped two.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Kane Williamson and Tim Siefert
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Shadab Khan and Mohammad Hafeez
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