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NZ vs PAK, 3rd T20I, Match Preview & Prediction

T20I series 2024, NZ vs PAK

The T20I series 2024 between Pakistan and New Zealand comprised of 5 T20Is for the preparation of the upcoming T20I World Cup 2024. Pakistan side was led by Shaheen Shah Afridi whereas, New Zealand is captained by Kane Williamson.

Previous head-to-head Encounters, NZ vs PAK

New Zealand and Pakistan squared off in 36 T20I matches previously. From these 36 matches, Pakistan won 20 Matches. However, New Zealand got victory in 16 Matches and the one match abandoned without result.

Match Winner of the 2nd T20I

The New Zealand team defeated the Pakistan team with 21 runs and came out victorious in the 2nd T20I. Thus, the team New Zealand is 2-0 up in this series of 5 T20Is. Although the start of the play initially went smooth in the favor of the Pakistan side. However, after Adam Milne dismissed the wicket of Fakhar Zaman, the batting line of Pakistan team crashed down. Later in the game Pakistan doesn’t succeed in chasing the target. However, New Zealand’s batters played exceptionally well, and Fin Allen became the man of the match for his 74/41 runs. 

NZ vs PAK
NZ vs PAK

3rd T20I Preview & Prediction, NZ vs PAK

For the 3rd T20 between Pakistan and New Zealand, Kane Williamson is the captain of the New Zealand team. Furthermore, the 3rd T20I is scheduled at the University Oval Stadium, Dunedin on January 17,2024. After winning the first two T20Is, the confidence level of the New Zealand team is pretty high for the 3rd T20 too. Despite losing in the first two games, Pakistan side still has some hopes for the 3rd T20. Currently, the New Zealand team is leading the series with the victory in the 1st 2 fixtures with 46 & 21 runs.

Match Details

SeriesPakistan Tour of New Zealand 2024
Match3rd T20I of the series of 5
DateJanuary 17, 2024
DayWednesday
VenueUniversity Oval Stadium, Dunedin
TeamsPakistan vs New Zealand 
Time5:00 am PST and 12:00 am GMT
Match Brief

Pitch Report of the University Oval Stadium

The pitch of the University Oval is equally advantageous for batters and bowlers both. However, the team batting first on this pitch won 3 matches out of 5 T20Is. Moreover, the highest average score is 154 on this pitch while batting first. Furthermore, the pitch seems to offer some benefits to the fast bowlers due to the weather conditions on the 3rd T20I.

NZ vs PAK
NZ vs PAK

Weather forecast for NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I

The predicted weather on the day of 3rd T20I is sunny with no chance of rain throughout the day. So, the weather is going to be pretty nice with the intervals of light winds during the match.

Predicted Playing XI, NZ vs PAK

New Zealand

Based on the performance of the players of New Zealand team during the 1st and 2nd T20Is, the predicted playing 11 for the 3rd T20 are:

Pakistan

The predicted players of Pakistan for Playing 11 for the 3rd T20I between New Zealand and Pakistan are:

Pakistan Preview for 3rd T20I

After defeat in the first two matches against New Zealand, many changes are expected in the playing 11 of team Pakistan for the 3rd T20I. Instead of Aamer Jamal, Abrar seemed to play the 3rd T20I. A Lot of scores are expected by the skilled players of Pakistan including Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saim Ayyub, Azam Khan and Mohammad Rizwan. Babar Azam performed spectacularly during the first 2 T20s and was the top scorer of the Pakistan team. In addition, Fakhar Zaman also smashed good runs. In Contrast, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, Abrar Ahmed and Abbas Afridi are expected to restrict the New Zealand side to a low Total.

NZ vs PAK
NZ vs PAK

New Zealand Preview of 3rd T20I

The New Zealand team will enter the stadium with full confidence in the 3rd T20. Furthermore, they are expected to go with the same combination that was during the 1st two T20Is. The New Zealand team for the batting line seems to rely on Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway to score a mighty number of scores. Whereas, in the bowling section, a lot of action is expected by Adam Milne, Ben Sears, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee.

Toss Roll in the 3rd T20I, NZ vs PAK

Although the pitch of the University Oval supports both Batters and the Bowlers, still both the teams may want to win the toss and opt to bat first. The average first inning score at university oval ground is approximately 150. Moreover, the teams want to put on score above 180 runs to win the battle.

Match Winning Prediction of the NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I 2024

Pakistan and New Zealand both teams expected to come confidently for the 3rd T20I. Furthermore, a high voltage match is expected. Although the team New Zealand are leading, the guest team has also improved their performance in the 2nd T20. Still the chances of New Zealand to take the victory are higher than the Pakistan team. The winning probability is 58% for the home team (New Zealand) and 42% for the guest team (Pakistan).

FAQs, NZ vs PAK

Q: Who is the winner of the 1st T20, 2024 between Pakistan VS New Zealand?

A: New Zealand won the first T20 with 46 runs.

Q: Who is the winner of the 2nd T20, 2024 NZ vs PAK?

A: The New Zealand team came victorious in the 2nd T20 by 21 runs.

Q: When is the 3rd T20, 2024 between PAK vs NZ?

A: The 3rd T20, 2024 is scheduled on the Wednesday January 17, 2024.

Q: Which Stadium is hosting the 3rd T20,2024 between Pakistan vs New Zealand?

A: University Oval Stadium is hosting the 3rd T20 between Pak vs Nz.

Q: What is the pitch report of University Oval for the 3rd T20, 2024 PAK vs NZ?

A: The pitch of university oval tends to give equal benefits to the bowlers and the batters.

Q: What is the weather report for the 3rd T20, 2024 NZ vs PAK?

A: The predicted weather for January 17, 2024, is without rain and a sunny day with intervals of clouds and wind.

Q: What are the winning team Predictions for the 3rd T20, 2024 PAK vs NZ?

A: The probability of the New Zealand team is greater with 58% and lower for Pakistan with 42%.

Q: What is the starting time of the 3rd T20, 2024 NZ vs PAK?

A: The starting time of the match is 5:00 AM PST and 12:00 AM GMT.

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