Thursday, June 20, 2024

CRICKET BLOG FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS

Get your fix of cricket news, opinion, Dream11 fantasy cricket predictions, fan-led content & more.

HomeCricBlogNZ vs PAK 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report

NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report

Date:

LATEST STORIES & CRICKET BLOGS

Last Updated on 3 years by Charbel Coorey

NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report | NZ vs PAK 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today | New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Key Players | Napier Pitch Report

The Caravan of the T20I series moves to Mclean Park, Napier, which will look forward to hosting the Pakistan team for the first time in T20s.

In the cecond T20I, Mohammad Hafeez was the star of the Pakistani Camp and scored 99 not out from 57 deliveries, and it turns out to be the highest percentage of team runs for Pakistan in a T20I innings. The Veteran scored 60.7% of Pakistan’s runs while the other batsmen just managed 62 runs 63 deliveries. 

Meanwhile, from the New Zealand camp, another spectacular knock from Tim Siefert and a glorious half-century from the Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson sealed the series, after Tim Southee put on a show and grabbed his second 4-while haul in T20Is.

New Zealand will look to clean-sweep the series and continue their home summer without losing a match.

NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report | NZ vs PAK 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today | New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Key Players | Napier Pitch Report
NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I Preview Dream11: Hafeez has been outstanding

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

New Zealand 

  • Tim Siefert: The Blackcaps wicket-keeper batsman continues to impress and scored a brilliant 84 not out to bring up a series win. After scoring two back to back fifties, it will be interesting to see if he can continue the streak at Mclean Park and get his first Fifty at this venue. His last three T20 scores at this venue are 36, 35, and 3.
  • Kane Williamson: After being blessed with a baby girl, the New Zealand skipper resumed his duties and looked in superb touch and brought a glorious Fifty and well-deserved win for New Zealand. He will be a must-have pick for this match.
  • Tim Southee is coming off an excellent four-wicket haul in the second T20I.
  • Mitchell Santner has taken three wickets in two T20Is on this ground.

Pakistan

  • Mohammad Hafeez: The last couple of years in T20s has been unreal for The Professor. In last 15 T20Is, he has scored 617 runs at an average of 88. The Veteran Batsman will be a top choice for C/VC in all leagues.
  • Shadab Khan: In his first series as Captain, the Pakistani All-rounder would like to showcase his all-round abilities to avoid a whitewash. He missed out with the bat but bowled really well in the second T20I and would like to get some wickets in the third T20I.
  • Can Haris Rauf bounce back with wickets in this game? He took 3/29 in the first T20I.

Stats and Facts

Possible Playing 11

New Zealand might consider to bring in Todd Astle and rest Ish Sodhi for Tests.

New Zealand: 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Tim Seifert (wk), 3. Devon Conway, 4. Glenn Phillips, 5. Kane Williamson (c), 6. James Neesham, 7. Ish Sodhi/Todd Astle, 8. Scott Kuggelejin, 9. Tim Southee, 10. Kyle Jamieson, 11. Trent Boult

Former Pakistan Skipper Sarfaraz Khan is expected to replace Abdullah Shafique for this match.

Pakistan: 1. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2. Haider Ali, 3. Mohammad Hafeez, 4. Shadab Khan (c) 5. Sarfaraz Khan, 6. Khushdil Shah, 7. Imad Wasim, 8. Faheem Ashraf, 9. Haris Rauf, 10. Wahab Riaz, 11. Shaheen Shah Afridi

McLean Park Napier Pitch Report and Weather

McLean Park is another high-scoring venue and the average score batting first is 180. Another high-scoring affair seems to be on the cards under the lights.

Dream11 Prediction

Grand League Dream11 Picks:

  • Martin Guptill: The Big Man looked in fine touch in the second T20I and was hitting the ball with force before getting out. He will be Top choice for Captain/Vice-captain role in this match.
  • Imad Wasim: Catches got dropped and edges did not carry so the Wicket column won’t show how good Imad Wasim was in the last match. He will be a top Grand league pick for this match and will probably grab 1-2 wickets.
  • Todd Astle: It will be interesting to see if New Zealand rest Ish Sodhi and brings Todd Astle in place of him. The Leggie took 3 wickets against Sri Lanka in his last match.

Grand League Tip: Don’t Make Tim Siefert C/VC in this match and can consider to drop him in a couple of your Grand League teams.

Option 1 (small leagues):

NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report | NZ vs PAK 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today | New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Key Players | Napier Pitch Report
NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report | NZ vs PAK 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today | New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Key Players | Napier Pitch Report
NZ vs PAK 3rd T20I Dream11 Prediction

Match Prediction 

Pakistan matches are always difficult to predict as no one knows which Pakistan side will turn up on the day but playing in home conditions with momentum on their side, New Zealand will love to clean-sweep the series. However, we expect this to be a closely fought contest.

Thanks for reading!

Written by Shekhar Singh. Follow Shekhar on Twitter today.

Read the latest cricket stories and news on CricBlog and bet on your favorite cricket teams at 24betting India sportsbook. All new players get a welcome bonus on the first deposit.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES

FUTURE OF CRICKET