Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20I is to be played on 22nd December as the Napier is all set to host the teams. The final T20I will be a matter of pride for Shadab Khan’s men as they have already lost the series by 0-2 with one game to go.
Pakistan: Shadab Khan (c), Abdullah Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryll Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Tim Seifert (WK)
Timing: 11:30 am PST
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20I
The T20I series so far has been challenging to the guest team as they have conceded a 0-2 defeat. To avoid a whitewash, they will be looking to come back with pride but with the experienced NZ side, it seems challenging for Pakistan to step once again in the ground.
New Zealand have remained tremendous in all departs in the games played with Pakistan so far. Being unpowered in the first game, they won by five wickets and got even much blistered with the returns of Tim Southee and captain Kane Williamson.
Notably, Shadab has led the side in absence of injured Babar Azam who got his thumb fractured last week during the training sessions in Queenstown. He has also been ruled out for the first test match along with Imam ul Haq.
Predicted winner: New Zealand
Last match: NZ won by 9 wickets (4 balls remaining)
Weather: Cool, cloudy, no chances of rain
Pitch Report: Batting friendly, short-boundaries expected, pace favored.