Last Update on: April 24th, 2023 at 07:37 pm
The PAK vs NZ 5th T20I will be played in Rawalpindi on April 24, Monday. The match atsrts from 9.30 pm IST which is 9 pm local time. Pakistan leads the series 2-1 with a game to go and New Zealand have a chance to level the series in this decider.
The PAK vs NZ fourth T20I was called off due to a hailstorm interfering the progress of the fourth T20I. New Zealand scored 164/5 in 18.5 overs before the weather intervened. Despite the best efforts of the ground staff, no further play was possible.
Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in the PAK vs NZ fifth T20I match. He scored a century in the second T20I but not many above and beyond that. 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.
Pakistan and New Zealand have played 33 T20Is against each other with The Men In Green winning 20 games while the Kiwis are 12. Pakistan are eyeing another series win by winning the fifth T20I. The visitors have to play brilliant cricket from hereon to win the series. They won the third T20I by four runs heading into this contest.
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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 14. The T20I series will be played from April 14-24. 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 (Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi)
STATS – T20
Total matches 4
Matches won bowling first 3
Average 1st Inns scores 145
Average 2nd Inns scores 141
Highest total recorded 164/5 (18.5 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
Highest score chased 157/4 (18.5 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM
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, 5th T20I- Who Will Win Today’s T20 Match? 2023
New Zealand won the third T20I by four runs and are heading into this game with confidence. Pakistan playing at home are leading into this game with confidence. The hosts are likely to win the decider and the series.