- Rohit Singh | January 13, 2023 | 1:24 am
PAK vs NZ, 3rd ODI Preview
With the series level at 1-1, Pakistan and New Zealand play out the third and final day-night ODI at the National Bank Cricket Arena on Friday. PAK vs NZ, New Zealand won the 2nd ODI on Wednesday by 79 runs. Pakistan were always on the backfoot of the second ODI after Devon Conway and Kane Williamson put on 182 runs for the second wicket partnership. The hosts were below par on Wednesday but should have enough to win this ODI. New Zealand had only three players with scores above eight. But still pulled off a very comfortable win in the second game. We expect Pakistan to be far better in this ODI. So the Black Caps will need to increase their levels also.
PAK vs NZ, 3rd ODI Details
Pakistan vs New Zealand – 3rd ODI
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date & Time: 13th January 2023 at 03:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
PAK vs NZ, 3rd ODI Pitch Report
The pitch will turn and offer some grip for the slower balls from the pacers in this game. A par total will be 265 for this third and final ODI. There will be periodic cloudy spells in Karachi in this game with the temperature rising from 19 degrees to 22 degrees before falling down to 17 by the end.
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PAK vs NZ, 3rd ODI Probable Playing XIs:
New Zealand Probable Playing XIs
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
Pakistan Probable Playing XIs
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Topmost Picks for PAK vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, 3rd ODI:
Top Picks – New Zealand
- Tom Latham – The 30 year old keeper-batter hit 42 runs from 52 balls for the Black Caps in the opening game. He hit three fours and continues to be one of their most consistent batters.
- Tim Southee – The experienced pace bowler dismissed Haris Sohail in the 45th over of the first game and continues to be a threat across all formats.
Top Picks – Pakistan
- Babar Azam – The skipper hit five fours and a six in his 66 runs from 82 balls in the first ODI, his 40th score of 50+ from 91 ODI innings.
- Naseem Shah – The pace bowler very rarely lets his country down and has taken 14 wickets across his last three internationals (two Tests and one ODI).
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team:
Mohammad Rizwan, Devon Conway(C), Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Michael Bracewell, Mohammad Nawaz(VC), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Usama Mir, Naseem Shah
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for PAK vs NZ Dream11 Team:
Mohammad Rizwan, Devon Conway, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(C), Kane Williamson(VC), Michael Bracewell, Mohammad Nawaz, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Usama Mir, Naseem Shah
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Devon Conway, Babar Azam
Vice-captain – Mohammad Nawaz, Kane Williamson
Wicketkeeper – Mohammad Rizwan
PAK vs NZ 3rd ODI Probable winners:
Early wickets were a big part of Pakistan’s downfall on Wednesday and they will be looking for a better platform from Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq to allow Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to exploit. This should be an excellent third ODI in Karachi to decide who wins the series. Both teams will be overly-familiar with each other. The pitches ahead of this game and we expect to see both teams use their 50 overs with the bat. New Zealand were impressive on Wednesday but we are backing Pakistan to have enough quality to bounce back with a victory to seal a 2-1 series win. Considering the team combination, Pakistan is expected to win this match.