PAK vs NZ – 5th T20i Prediction 24 Apr 2023
On Monday, Pakistan and New Zealand will face each other once again in the fifth T20I of the series at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.
- With a 2-1 lead in the series, Pakistan will aim to secure a win in the final T20I and clinch the five-game series against New Zealand.
- Despite their best efforts, the hosts were unable to seal the series in the fourth T20I due to a hailstorm in Rawalpindi, which forced the game to be called off.
- The visitors will be looking to even the score by winning the upcoming match after losing the chance to level the series in the previous game.
PAK vs NZ – 5th T20I – Venue Details
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Date: April 24th 2023
Time: 21:00 (local)
PAK vs NZ – 5th T20I – Team Previews
Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the fifth and final T20I at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, with the hosts leading the series 2-1. Despite a narrow loss in the third match, Pakistan bounced back strongly in the fourth T20I, picking up five wickets with Imad Wasim claiming three.
The Men in Green have been consistent throughout the series, with Haris Rauf being one of their standout performers, taking 11 wickets in four matches. The upcoming match is crucial for Pakistan as they cannot afford to lose and suffer a series defeat.
With a superior batting and bowling unit compared to the visitors, Pakistan has won six out of the previous nine clashes against New Zealand. However, with Naseem Shah’s rest in the previous game, there could be some changes in the team composition, with Zaman Khan possibly coming in. Additionally, either Shaheen Afridi or Haris Rauf could sit out.
The upcoming fifth and final T20I between Pakistan and New Zealand is set to be an intense battle, with the visitors eager to level the series after a rain-affected fourth match. New Zealand’s Mark Chapman has been in outstanding form, scoring an unbeaten 71 off just 42 balls in the previous game.
With his impressive run-scoring abilities, the Black Caps will be relying on him to deliver once again. Chad Bowes also contributed with a solid knock of 54 at the top of the order in the previous match.
The visitors have some changes to their lineup with Jimmy Neesham expected to feature after being rested in the last game. The pace attack is likely to include Adam Milne, Matt Henry, and Shipley. Though New Zealand cannot win the series, they will be looking to finish on a high note and level things up.
PAK vs NZ – 5th T20I – Probable Playing XI’s
Pakistan: Mohd Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (Cap), F Zaman, S Ayub, Shadab Khan, IF Ahmed, Imad Wasim, F Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, H Rauf, Zaman Khan
New Zealand: Tom Latham (Cap & wk), Chad Bowes, D Mitchell, Mark Chapman, R Ravindra, Jimmy Neesham, Adam Milne, M Henry, I Sodhi, Cole McConchie, Henry Shipley
PAK vs NZ – 5th T20I – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Pindi Stadium boasts a pitch that is fair to both batsmen and bowlers. While the powerplay will be a crucial phase for the batting side, as they can score runs freely with the new ball, the surface tends to slow down over time. As a result, spin bowlers are expected to become increasingly important as the game progresses.
PAK vs NZ – 5th T20I – Win Prediction
With a well-rounded batting and bowling lineup, Pakistan should take the victory in this game and win the series.