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New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Match Prediction

  • Dec 22, 2020
  • 11:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • McLean Park - Napier, New Zealand
2020-12-22 11:30:00
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Pakistan PAK Pakistan

Betting Tips

  • With Kane Williamson, Tim Seifert in top form and players like Glen Phillips and Devon Combat performing well in the previous series, New Zealand have a very strong batting line up that’ll test the Pakistan bowling.
  • The trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson forms a lethal pace attack. In their home conditions, they're pose a stern challenge to an already vulnerable batting line up.
  • New Zealand is on a 4 match winning streak in T-20I and looking at their form, they’re well on their way to white wash Pakistan in the T-20 series.
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Our Pick New Zealand are favourites to win

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NZ vs PAK 3rd T20 Prediction & Betting Tips

Pakistan received a drubbing from the hosts in the second T-20 and will go in this match to salvage their lost pride. Will they be able to avoid a humiliating clean sweep? Read on our preview for New Zealand Vs Pakistan 3rd T-20 which takes place at McLean Park Napier  and scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM local time.

Pakistan is no mug when it comes to T-20 cricket but the way they've went about their business in this series has been really disappointing. Any adherent cricket fan would have wanted Pakistan to show some spine against New Zealand but it seems without Babar Azam, this team doesn't have the skills to win against big teams. 

With 2-0 down, it's absolutely must for Pakistan to put up a stiff fight in the third T-20 as a 3-0 clean sweep is not something you'd want to see before a big Test series against the same opposition. 

We've always talked about Pakistan batting, how talented they're but when it comes to converting their talent into performance, they fail to do that. Same has been the case in this series. Definitely, the loss of Babar Azam is a big blow but if you're dependent on a single player to win you the matches, you've already lost the competition.

Their batting has been poor in both the T-20Is and if it stays the same in the next match as well, there's no way they'd be able to stop this New Zealand juggernaut. 

A lot depends on Mohammed Hafeez, how he plays in the next game. Pakistan need another big inning from their main batemen. Other players like Mohammed Rizwan, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah need to prove their credentials with the bat as well. A top ranked team should not surrender like that. 

The bowling  has been decent but again, they never had enough runs to go all out at New Zealand. Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Wahab Riaz are terrific bowlers. Only if their batsmen can show some resistance, they can be very hard to beat. 

For New Zealand, they've been simply outstanding. They played their B team in the first match and emerged victorious, they got their big guns back for the second T-20I and thrashed Pakistan. They're on a roll at the moment and will be very hard to beat for Pakistan. 

Tim Seifert has been scintillating in the two matches. Kane Williamson marked his return to cricket with a brisk 50. Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips have already shown their skills. With quality all-rounders like Jimmy Neesham and Scott Kuggeleijn, they bat deep as well. 

In the bowling department they dropped Jacob Duffy, a man who picked 4 wickets in the first match which proves that they've a very solid bench strength. Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, all are among the top bowlers going around in world cricket. 

Overall, New Zealand look very strong when compared to this Pakistan team and are massive favourites to win the match. Pakistan's only chance is if they can bat well but against New Zealand's attack, this doesn't look very promising either. 

NZ vs PAK Live Streaming

The series telecast live on PTV Sports in Pakistan while ESPN+ will broadcast the series in the USA, and Supersport have the rights for in South Africa. 
How to watch the match online?

Live Streaming: The match will be streamed live Fancode app in India.

NZ vs PAK Toss Prediction

Toss can't be predicted but for Pakistan, they've lost both the matches they've batted first. However, we still think they should opt to bat first if they win the toss. They've a decent attack and if they can put runs on the board, they'll test New Zealand

Weather Report

There is some rain predicted later in the day but it shouldn't affect the match.

Pitch Report

Napier is a high scoring ground and pitches are heavily in favour of the batsmen. However, bowlers, if they bowl in right areas might get something out of it.

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

New Zealand vs Pakistan

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

From New Zealand's perspective we don't see much change in the their playing XI apart from Todd Astle getting a game in place of Ish Sodhi. Daryl Mitchell might also find a place as New Zealand have already won the series but Kane Williamson doesn't like to change much in the team combination so it's very unlikely.  

NZ Key Players

  • Kane Williamson - The skipper made his return to international cricket with a brisk 50. His last inning before this match was a 251 against West Indies in a Test match. No matter what the format is, Williamson is in middle of a dream run and can be backed to continue the same. 
  • Tim Seifert – Two matches, two fifties, Seifert is having a great series with the bat. Looking at his form, we have every reason to believe that he'll come good in the next match as well.
  • Tim Southee - Southee in these conditions is a very capable bowler and his figures if 4-21 in the last match prove that. He'll be difficult to tackle for Pakistan

NZ Team Form 

New Zealand have now won two back to back T-20 series against West Indies and Pakistan respectively. They're on a 4 match winning streak

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Kane Williamson(c), Tim Seifert(WK), Glenn Phillips, Devon Convey, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi/Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Scott Kuggeleijn

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Pakistan look shattered at the moment. Trailing 2-0, we expect them to make plenty of changes for the next match. Players like Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Qadir and Mohammed Musa might make a cut in to the team 

PAK Key Players

  • Mohammed Hafeez - A brilliant 99 in the second T-20 proves that Hafeez is far from over. He's the senior pro in the team and will be vary of his responsibilities. We expect him to play another decent knock. 
  • Mohammed Rizwan - Mohammed Rizwan has got two starts but have failed to convert them into a big score, something he would like to rectify in the next match.
  • Shadab Khan - He's quality all rounder. He showed his skills with the bat in the first match and is one of the best leg spinners going around. He'll have to play a big role for Pakistan in the next match.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan is a decent T-20 team. However, they look weak without Babar Azam. They tied the series with England and picked up a 3-0 win over Zimbabwe. Their New Zealand tour hasn't started on a great note as they've lost the first two T-20Is badly. 

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammed Hafeez, Khushdil Shah, Mohammed Rizwan(WK), Usman Qadir, Ifthikhar Ahmed/Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan(C), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammed Musa, Haris Rauf, 

New Zealand vs Pakistan Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : W W W W L

PAK : L L L W W 

NZ vs PAK Head to Head

Traditionally, Pakistan has got the better of the Kiwis but New Zealand is closing on the gap. 

NZ vs PAK Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played NZ Won PAK Won Tie No Result
23 10 13 0 0

New Zealand vs Pakistan Betting Odds

New Zealand Bet365 Odds

  • NZ to win: New Zealand are 1.36 to win with Bet 365
  • NZ top team batsman: Tim Seifert at 3.75 can be backed as the best New Zealand batsmen along with Martin Guptill at 4.0 Kane Williamson at 4.0, and Devon Conway at 5.00
  • NZ top team bowler: At 3.50 and 3.75, Trent Boult and Tim Southee are the best bowlers for New Zealand followed by Ish Sodhi at 4.33, Scott Kuggeleijn at 4.5 and Kyle Jamieson at 5.0.

Pakistan Bet365 Odds

  • PAK to win: Pakistan are 3.20 to win with Bet 365
  • PAK top team batsman: Mohammed Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammed Rizwan and Abdullah Shadow at 4.0, 4.5, 4.5 and 5.0 respectively are their best batsmen
  • PAK top team bowler: Shaheen Afridi at 3.75 is the too Pakistan best bowler along with Haris Rauf at 4.0, Shadab Khan at 4.5 and Usman Qadir at 4.50

New Zealand Betway Odds

  • NZ to win:New Zealand are 1.36 to win with Betway
  • NZ top team batsman: Kane Williamson at 3.20 can be backed as their best batsmen along with Martin Guptill, Devon Convey, Tim Seifert 3.75, 4.33 and 4.75 respectively.
  • NZ top team bowler: Trent Boult at 3.75 is their best bowler followed by Kyle Jamieson at 3.75, Ish Sodhi at 4.0 and Tim Southee at 4.50 

Pakistan Betway Odds

  • PAK to win: Pakistan are 2.87 to win with Betway
  • PAK top team batsman: Haider Ali at 3.75 is the top Pakistan batsmen followed by Abdullah Shafique at 4.0, Hussain Talat at 4.0 and  Mohammed Hafeez at 4.0.
  • PAK top team bowler: Shaheen Afridi at 3.60 and Harris Rauf at 3.75 are their best bowlers.  You can also place your bets on Usman Qadir at 4.00, Mohammed Hasnain at 4.25 and Mohammed Musa at 4.50.

New Zealand vs Pakistan Prediction

New Zealand currently is in middle of a dream run. They were always favourites for the series but the way they've thrashed West Indies and then Pakistan is commendable. They have a very strong batting and their bowling is second to none. Looking at Pakistan, without Babar they doesn't seem to be strong enough to challenge New Zealand. They need to put big runs on the board to compete with the hosts but against New Zealand's quality attack, that won't be easy.

Final Verdict

New Zealand to beat Pakistan at 1.36 on Bet365 and 1.36 at Betway

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Glenn Phillips at 9.0 along with Tim Seifert at 8.5 are safe picks from this section.  Glenn Phillips is a serious talent and even though he hasn't fired in the series we expect him to be back among the runs Pretty soon. Tim Seifert has two big scores against his name in the two matches so he's a must in the team.

  • Batsmen

    Kane Williamson at 10, Haider Ali at 8.5 and Khushdil Shah at 8.0 will form our batting order. Kane Williamson made a scintillating return with a brisk 50 and he's the most consistent batsmen of both teams. Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah are two sizzling talents from Pakistan. They'll eager to do well for their team.

  • All rounder

    Mohammed Hafeez at 9.5, Shadab Khan at 9.0 and Scott Kuggeleijn at 8.5 are our all rounders. Mohammed Hafeez is fresh from a magnificent 99 in the last game while Shadab Khan and Scott Kuggeleijn performed well in the first match.

  • Bowlers

    Shaheen Afridi and Tim Southee at 9.0, and Kyle Jamieson form a strong pace attack. Pakistan heavily depends on Afridi for wickets. He hasn't had the best of series but he's the best of all Pakistani bowlers so he's in the team. Tim Southee in these conditions is very dangerous and picked up 4 wickets in the last match. Kyle Jamieson with his extra height can extract some additional bounce from this pitch which will make life tough for Pakistan.

  • Captain/Vice Captain

    Kane Williamson will be our skipper while Mohammed Hafeez can be backed as his deputy.

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Kane Williamson (c), Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali

  • All Rounder:Mohammed Hafeez(VC), Scott Kuggeleijn, Shadab Khan

  • Wicket Keeper:Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert

  • Bowler:Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson 

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