New Zealand has registered their first win against Pakistan after losing two matches in a row. Now Kiwis are looking to level the series with their next win in Five matches T20I series at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Thursday, 20th April. Read more to find out Dream11 Prediction, Player Stats, Captain & Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Playing XI, Injury and Weather updates.
In the 3rd T20I, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. With the half-centuries of Captain Tom Latham posted 163/5 on the scoreboard. In his inning 64(49), he hit 7 fours and 2 sixes. Daryl Mitchell also helped his team with 36 runs off 26. In reply, Pakistan lost their 8 wickets on 88 runs and was bowled out for 159/10. Iftikhar Ahmed played a magnificent inning of 60(24) including 3 fours and 6 sixes. But not helped his team to reach the target and away with 4 runs. Neesham took 3 wickets as well as Rachin Ravindra and Adam Mile both took 2-2 wickets.
- Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand
- Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
- Date & Time: April 20, 09:30 PM IST
- Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv app & website
The pitch here is usually neutral. And will be balanced for both bat and ball. However, the pitch can also assist the spin bowlers. It can be a challenging pitch for the batters.
Total Matches played here: 3
Matches won bowling first: 3
Average 1st Innings score: 139
The maximum temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is expected to be 17°C on Thursday, 20. There is a very low chance of rain.
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PAK vs NZ: Head-to-Head Records
New Zealand and Pakistan have faced each other in 32 matches in T20. Out of these 32 games, New Zealand has won 13 whereas Pakistan has won 20 times.
PAK vs NZ: Dream 11 Top Picks
The skipper is in good form and scored a ton in the previous match. The right-handed batsman has scored 101*(58) smashing 11 fours and 3 sixes. So far he has played 102 T20 matches and scored 3466 runs with 3 centuries and 30 half-centuries. He might be a good pick.
The wicket-keeper and opener batter scored a half-century in the second T20I – 50 off 34 balls. He also smashed six fours and a six in his innings. The right-handed batter recently finished as the highest run scorer in the Pakistan Super League with 550 runs. He got run out for just 6 in the first T20I and slowly found his feet. Hence, a big score is expected from the PAK opener.
The right-arm fast bowler is in sensational form as he picked up a four-wicket haul in both matches. Rauf has 10 wickets to his name in the first three games at an average of 5.62. The 29-year-old will look to add more wickets to his overall tally in the fourth game. So, he might be a good pick as a Vice-Captain.
In the last two matches, Mark Chapman has played a crucial knock. With 65* in 40 balls including 4 fours and 4 sixes maintained his form. Also, he might be a good pick as a Vice-Captain.
PAK vs NZ: Dream11 Prediction Team
- Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Tom Latham
- Batters: Babar Azam, Daryl Mitchell, Fakhar Zaman, Mark Chapman
- All-rounders: Jimmy Neesham, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan
- Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ish Sodhi
PAK vs NZ: Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice for Today’s Match
- Captain: Babar Azam
- Vice Captain: Haris Rauf
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PAK vs NZ: Probable Playing XIs
Pakistan (PAK) :
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Nadeem Shah
New Zealand (NZ) :
Tom Latham (c & wk), Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Ben Lister
PAK vs NZ: Match Prediction: Who Will Win?
Pakistan might win the match.
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