New Zealand vs Pakistan: On Saturday, December 09, 2023, New Zealand will take on Pakistan in the 3rd T20I of the three-match series at the Queenstown Events Centre in Queenstown. Under the leadership of Nida Dar, Pakistan has already clinched the series winning the first two matches.
After facing two consecutive defeats in the first two games of the series, New Zealand is determined to reclaim some pride and momentum in the final match of the series. In the second T20I, New Zealand bowlers managed to restrict Pakistan to a low score of 137. However, their batters once again displayed a disappointing performance as they struggled and failed to chase down the target.
The host nation lost the match by 10 runs. Maddy Green and Georgia Plimmer tried their best to take New Zealand over the line but failed to do so. With the home side trailing 2-0 in the series, the clash became a pivotal moment for them to gain momentum moving ahead into the upcoming ODI series.
On the other hand, Pakistan is riding high on confidence having already made history as the first Asian team to beat New Zealand in a three match T20I series. Muneeba Ali, Alia Riaz, Sadia Iqbal and Fatima Sana showed exceptional skills in the second T20I. Pacer Fatima Sana bowled brilliantly claiming a three-wicket haul as New Zealand were able to score only 127 runs in their 20 overs.
Pakistan captain Nida Dar will be hoping that the team can maintain their standards with bat and ball in the series finale too. Pakistan will aim to repeat their heroic performance in the 3rd fixture as well to end the series with a historic moment for the nation.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I – Match Details
Date and Time: 09 December 2023, Saturday, 05:30 AM IST, 01:00 PM Local Time
Venue: John Davies Oval Cricket Stadium, Queenstown
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I – Pitch Report
The pitch at this venue will be a balanced one with good assistance for the pacers as they will get some lateral movement. Though the boundaries are quite small at this ground which will be an advantage for the batters they have to find their way when the match progresses. The team winning the toss is likely to field first.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I – Weather Report
The weather forecast for this clash predicts heavy showers, which could impact the flow of the game by regular interruptions. The temperature is expected to be around 18 degree celsius with 59% humidity.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I – Probable Playing XIs
New Zealand : Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout(wk), Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Molly Penfold, Lea Tahuhu, Eden Carson, Fran Jonas.
Pakistan : Nida Dar(c), Muneeba Ali, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Bismah Maroof, Omaima Sohail, Aliya Riaz, Najiha Alvi(wk), Fatima Sana, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal, Diana Baig.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I – Live Streaming Details
Unfortunately, the games between New Zealand and Pakistan will not be telecasted in India. Though fans can watch the live streaming online on the Amazon Prime Video app.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I – Head-to-Head Records
In the last 10 matches between these two sides, New Zealand have complete dominance over Pakistan. NZ emerged victorious 8 times while Pakistan managed to win two games.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I – Key Players
- Maddy Green: She had a good outing in the last match. Maddy Green was the top performer for New Zealand scoring 43 runs in 28 balls at a strike rate of 153.57 in the first T20I. Green fought bravely in the second game and is the top scorer for New Zealand in the series. She can be proven as one of the key players in the third T20I.
- Sophie Devine: She has been the top bowler for New Zealand in the first game where she picked two wickets at an economy rate of 7.67. She is an outstanding all-rounder and is a very crucial player for her team in T20 format. Devine is the top wicket-taker for NZ in the series and is also in great form with the bat. She can play a vital role in the 3rd match.
- Muneeba Ali: She was the top scorer in the previous match and provides stability at the top of the order. Muneeba Ali smashed an impressive 35 runs off 28 balls to build a decent target. She was the top-scorer for Pakistan in the series and will play an important role for her team in the final fixture as well.
- Fatima Sana: She was the most successful bowler in the previous match. Fatima Sana has been the top bowler for Pakistan with three wickets at an economy rate of 4.50. Fatima was crucial for the Nida dar-led side in both games, claiming three wicket-hauls. Her contribution to the bowl can be very valuable for Pakistan.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-Keeper: Maddy Green, Muneeba Ali
Batters: Suzie Bates
All-rounders: Sophie Devine(c), Amelia Kerr, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana, Aliya Riaz
Bowlers: Fran Jonas, Sadia Iqbal, Lea Tahuhu