Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020-21 - 3rd T20I
The 3rd T20I of the three-match series between New Zealand and Pakistan will be played at the McLean Park, Napier in New Zealand.
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New Zealand have already pocketed the series and will be looking to clean sweep with a win in the final T20I. The home side has simply been too good for their opponents. After they got the better of West Indies, Pakistan are now on the receiving end of New Zealand's brilliance in their home conditions.
While New Zealand's batting line-up has done its job brilliantly headlined by Tim Seifert who has scored half-centuries in both the matches and Kane Williamson played a brilliant knock in the second T20I upon return to cricket following the birth of his baby, it is their bowling which has been the decider.
Despite change of personnel, whoever has been given the responsibility, has delivered. The New Zealand bowlers have opted for the heavy length which has blunted the big-hitting prowess of the Pakistan batsmen who are yet to find a method to counter this approach from New Zealand.
The Pakistan bowling has been quite alright. Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi were on the button in the series opener. Spinners Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan did their job in the second match.
However, Wahab Riaz has been quite expensive in both the matches and is likely to be replaced by tearway Mohammad Hasnain for the final match of the series.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Pakistan - Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan (c), Khushdil Shah, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Mohammed Hafeez (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tim Southee (New Zealand), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Tim Seifert (New Zealand), Mohammed Hafeez (Pakistan)
Man of the Match – Tim Seifert
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 200+, Pakistan 180+
Match Handicap New Zealand
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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