Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2018
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I Match Preview
Pakistan registered their 11th successive series win after chasing down a tricky 154 runs targets set by New Zealand in the second T20I with 6 wickets remaining. Friday’s win was also their eighth successive T20I win and they will be looking to clean sweep the visitors when both the teams reload on Sunday for the third and last T20I.
After winning the toss, New Zealand posted 153-7 on the scoreboard with the help of handy knocks from Colin Munro (44 of 28) at the top and Corey Anderson (44 of 25) in the lower middle order. Skipper Kane Williamson’s 37 of 34 also came at a crucial phase. Shaheen Afridi (3-20) was the pick of the bowler for Pakistan.
Coming to chase, Fakhar Zaman (24 of 15) and Babar Azam (40 of 41) gave a steady start to Pakistan which was carried over by Asif Ali (38 of 34) and Mohammad Hafeez (34 of 21) to reach the target with 6 wickets remaining and two balls to spare.
The visitors, who gave a tough fight in both the encounters, failed to cross the line on both occasions and would be hoping for a win to salvage pride.
Venue- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Matchday- November 04, Sunday at 09:30 PM IST
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Kane Williamson(c), Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Seth Rance, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Corey Anderson, Lockie Ferguson, Ajaz Patel
Asif Ali, Sahibzada Farhan, Fakhar Zaman, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Hussain Talat, Usman Khan, Imad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf
The probable NZ vs PAK playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – Tim Seifert
Batsmen – Glenn Phillips, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c)
All-rounder – Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme
Bowlers – Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Ajaz Patel
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk)
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali
All-rounder – Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez
Bowlers – Hasan Ali/Waqs Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi/Usman Khan
*As per the last game
With both the options available at the same credit score, Sarfraz Ahmed should be the first pick for a wicketkeeper.
Babar Azam and Colin Munro have been the consistent contributors with the bat. They are must-have options. Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Ross Taylor will be decent picks while Fakhar Zaman looked good after getting an opportunity in the last game.
In all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez and Corey Anderson will be perfect. You can also pick Imad Wasim.
In bowling, Adam Milne is the pick of the bowler for New Zealand. He has bagged two wickets in each of the game. You can also consider Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, and Hasan Ali.
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