Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: New Zealand Tour of Pakistan, 2023 - Pakistan vs New Zealand - 5th T20I - 24 April 2023
The 5th T20I match of the New Zealand Tour of Pakistan will be played on the 24th of April between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
The top run scorer for Pakistan in the T20I series is Babar Azam with 111 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Pakistan in the T20I series is Haris Rauf with 11 scalps under his belt.
The top run scorer for New Zealand in the T20I series is Mark Chapman with 186 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for New Zealand in the T20I series is Matt Henry with 6 scalps under his belt.
The fourth T20I between both the teams was abandoned due to bad weather. However, in the third T20I, New Zealand emerged winners by by 4 runs to change the series equation to 2-1.
New Zealand batted first and they posted a total of 163 for 5 in 20 overs. Tom Latham played superbly and scored 64 runs off 49 balls. Daryl Mitchell in the middle order also supported his captain well and smashed 33 in 26 deliveries. On the back of these two spectacular knocks, New Zealand got to a total of 163 in 20 overs of play.
During the chase, Pakistan got off to a terrible start and they lost 6 wickets for just 64 runs. This is when Iftikhar Ahmed unleashed his potential and smashed 60 runs off just 24 balls to almost pull it off for Pakistan. Faheem Ashraf also played a great innings of 27 runs but they both failed to take Pakistan home as they fell short by 4 runs in the end.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam(C), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Ihsanullah, Shan Masood, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Harris, Zaman Khan, Saim Ayub, Imad Wasim
New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham(C), Mark Chapman, Chad Bowes, Matt Henry, Benjamin Lister, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Dane Cleaver
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Pakistan
Who will win? - Pakistan
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Saim Ayub (Pakistan), Mark Chapman (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Matt Henry (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Saim Ayub (Pakistan), Mark Chapman (New Zealand)
Player of the Match- Saim Ayub (Pakistan)
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 190+, New Zealand 180+
Match Handicap: Pakistan
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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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