NZ vs PAK, 3rd T20I: Rawalpindi Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, T20I Stats & Records | Pakistan vs New Zealand 2024

Apr 20, 2024

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All eyes turn to Rawalpindi on April 21st as the fire heats up in the Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I series. This crucial third match is a battle not just for series glory but also a stepping stone for both teams on their road to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. With Michael Bracewell at the helm for New Zealand and Babar Azam leading the charge for Pakistan, expect fireworks as each team strives for dominance and momentum heading into the World Cup.

T20I Stats and Records at Rawalpindi:

Total matches: 06
Matches won batting first: 0
Matches won bowling first: 04
Average 1st Inns scores: 129
Average 2nd Inns scores: 154
Highest total recorded: 194/4 (19.2 Ov) by New Zealand vs Pakistan
Lowest total recorded: 129/9 (20 Ov) by Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
Highest score chased: 194/4 (19.2 Ov) by New Zealand vs Pakistan

Rawalpindi Pitch Report:

Get ready for a run-fest in Rawalpindi. Sunday’s T20 clash promises to be a high-scoring affair, with the pitch expected to be a batter’s dream. Pace bowlers might get some early swing and bounce, but that’s predicted to fade as the innings progress. Spinners could then come into play later, especially if the surface dries out and aids in wicket-taking. However, the weather throws a wild card into the mix – a chance of rain could dampen the pitch and favor spinners even earlier. The key to victory will be adaptability! Whichever team adjusts best to the changing conditions will have the upper hand in this thrilling T20 battle.

Rawalpindi Weather Forecast:

Rawalpindi Weather (PC-twitter)

Uncertainty looms over the crucial 3rd T20I between Pakistan and New Zealand in Rawalpindi. Forecasts paint a picture of clear skies, with a rain chance of, well, 0%. However, a question mark hangs over the wind reading of 13 kilometers per hour. Could it be a remnant of an earlier forecast hinting at a potential weather change? Humidity is expected to be a familiar foe, settling around the usual 51% for the region. With rain seemingly out of the picture for now, the battle will be fought purely on cricketing merit. Buckle up for a high-voltage T20 clash where both teams will be vying for control.

Also READ: Babar Azam-Shaheen Afridi controversy: Pakistan skipper breaks silence on reports of rift within the team

PAK vs NZ, Probable Playing XIs:

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Khan, Irfan Khan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah

New Zealand: Tim Seifert (wk), Mark Chapman, Dean Foxcroft, Josh Clarkson, Tim Robinson, Michael Bracewell (c), James Neesham, Dean Foxcroft, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Ben Lister

Also READ: WATCH: Shaheen Afridi castles Tim Robinson with a ripper in PAK vs NZ 1st T20I

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