Last Update on: April 17th, 2023 at 08:33 pm
PAK vs NZ Today Match Prediction, 3rd T20I- Who Will Win Today’s T20 Match? 2023. The PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I match will be played in Lahore on Monday, April 17. The match starts at 9.30 pm IST which is 9 pm local time. Having lost the first two games, this is a must-win game for New Zealand to stay alive in the series. The final two T20I matches of the series will be played in Rawalpindi.
Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in the PAK vs NZ third T20I match. Tom Latham will lead New Zealand in the absence of Kane Williamson. Latham has the tough task of shouldering a side that does not have its skipper available and playing a series away from home.
Babar Azam has a chance to equal Rohit Sharma and score back-to-back T20I hundreds. Babar scored an unbeaten 101 in the second T20I and powered Pakistan to 192/4. The Kiwis in response were restricted to 154/7. Hais Rauf picked up 4/17 with the ball in a winning cause.
Pakistan and New Zealand have played 31 T20Is against each other with The Men In Green winning 20 games while the Kiwis are 11. Pakistan are eyeing another series win by winning the third T20I. The visitors have to play brilliant cricket from hereon to win the series.
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New Zealand are touring Pakistan for 5 T20Is followed by five ODIs. The series started with the first T20I in Lahore on Friday, April 15. The T20I series will be played from April 14-25. The first three T20Is will be played in Lahore followed by the final two in Rawalpindi.
The ODI series then starts on April 27 and will be played till May 7. The first two ODIs will be played in Rawalpindi followed by the final three in Karachi. International cricket is back in Pakistan. They are also scheduled to host the Asia Cup later this year in September.
Recent Venue Records (Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore)
STATS – T20
Total matches 25
Matches won batting first 14
Matches won bowling first 11
Average 1st Inns scores 161
Average 2nd Inns scores 143
Highest total recorded 209/3 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Lowest total recorded 94/10 (15.3 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
The highest score chased 176/8 (19.4 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM
The lowest score defended 126/7 (20 Ov) by PAKW vs BANW
Who Will Score the Most Runs For Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman / Babar Azam
Who Will Pick Most Wickets For Pakistan: Shadab Khan / Haris Rauf
Who Will Score Most Runs For New Zealand: Tom Latham / Daryl Mitchell
Who Will Pick Most Wickets For New Zealand: Ish Sodhi/ Matt Henry
PAK vs NZ Today Match Prediction, 3rd T20I- Who Will Win Today’s T20 Match? 2023
Pakistan have dominated the Kiwis in the first two games. Playing at home, they are better aware of the conditions which play to their advantage. Having won the previous game comfortably, Pakistan is the favorite to win the 3rd T20I.