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New Zealand vs. Pakistan 2020-21 || 3rd T20I || Match Prediction and Match Tips

New Zealand vs. Pakistan 2020-21

3rd T20I – Tue, 22nd December

NZ vs. Pak Match Prediction:         

The third T20I amongst Pakistan and New Zealand is set to take place on Tuesday 22nd December at McLean Park in Napier.

The Black Caps have already won the tournament with two impressive games. Their pacers have come up with fantastic shows in both games. But it is wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert’s attacking ability that has outshone them with him hitting a fluent fifty in both games. With the momentum in their kitty, skipper Kane Williamson and the team will close out the game with yet another victory.

The visitors have felt the absenteeism of former skipper Babar Azam with only Shadab Khan and Mohammad Hafeez able to hold themself with the bat in these games. Notwithstanding the best hard work of Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf with the ball, Pakistan’s batting anguishes have ghosted them in both the matches. Though the series is already dead rubber, they will recover some conceit with a win in the final T20I game.

The black caps look the healthier of the two teams on paper and are extensively expected to complete a whitewash. Nevertheless, Pakistan has sufficient in the tank to worry Williamson and his team. With both sides eyeing to accumulate momentum before the Test series, we would be in for an amusing game of cricket on Tuesday.

New Zealand will win this game.

Team Preview:

Pakistan’s bowlers presented a bit of contest in the first two matches against the black caps. Nonetheless, they have been let down by disordered batting and deprived fielding. It is tough to win in New Zealand if you don’t set a total of at least 180+ runs.

New Zealand is at a far more progressive stage in their arrangements for the upcoming T20I World Cup than Pakistan at the instant. Tim Seifert looks to be in the touch of his career, having hit two half-centuries in a row.

Devon Conway and Glenn Philipps have made a unified change into the team, taking a bit of weight off the key players’ shoulders. Scott Kuggeleijn and Jacob Duffy have made a parallel influence with the ball, though the latter is not on the roster for the third T20I.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The match will be contested at McLean Park in Napier. Like Hamilton and Auckland, Napier is a high-scoring ground. The smaller boundaries will permit batters to score fast runs.  McLean Park has played host to only two T20 internationals so far. Thus, today match prediction says the wicket in Napier is outstanding for batting. Pakistan’s youths will get another occasion to get back into touch.

Match tips say the batters could be cautious of the spin in the middle overs, but it shouldn’t be of many problems. Both captains will elect to bowl first and chase under the lights for more specific circumstances as per the betting tips. Thus today match prediction predicts that toss will be crucial.

Key Players to watch:

Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim of the Pakistani side will be key players to watch out for in this game as per the match tips.

While betting tips suggest that Kane Williamson, Tim Seifert and Glenn Phillips from the New Zealand team will be vital players in this game.