3rd T20I: Pakistan vs New Zealand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Visitors Pakistan have secured the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. They delivered sensational performances in both matches to ensure their first series victory over New Zealand. They will be entering this match hoping to win the third game as well while New Zealand will try to avoid a whitewash. The match is scheduled to take place on 9th December at the John Davies Oval at 5:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

3rd T20I: Pakistan vs New Zealand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
3rd T20I: Pakistan vs New Zealand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Squads:

New Zealand: Sophie Devine (C), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Isabella Gaze (WK), Kate Anderson, Hannah Rowe, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Eden Carson

Pakistan: Aliya Riaz, Sadaf Shamas, Nida Dar (C), Bismah Maroof, Sidra Ameen, Muneeba Ali (WK), Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Nashra Sandhu, Ghulam Fatima, Waheeda Akhtar, Natalia Pervaiz, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Najiha Alvi, Umm-e-Hani, Shawaal Zulfiqar

Players to watch out:

Suzie Bates:

The team will hope for a better performance from Suzie Bates. She is an exceptional who has crossed the 4000 run mark in T20Is but in this series has recorded scores of 28 and 18. The team will hope that she finds some form and bounces back in this match.

Lea Tahuhu:

Lea Tahuhu is one of the best bowlers in the New Zealand side. She has taken 78 wickets in 80 T20Is at an economy of 6.02. However, she has gone wicketless in the past two matches and has been expensive. The team will hope that she improves her performance in the final match.

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Muneeba Ali:

Muneeba Ali is a brilliant batter. She has amassed 870 runs in 57 T20Is with a high score of 102. In this series, she has provided the team with good starts and has scored 58 runs in this series. She will be a player to watch out for.

Sadia Iqbal:

Sadia Iqbal will be a player to watch out for. She has taken 28 wickets in 27 T20Is at an average of 21.07. She went wicketless in the warmup match and in the first game but bounced back to form with a 2/29. The team will hope she continues her performance.

Pitch:

The surface at the John Davies Oval is a batting pitch. The average runs scored at the venue are 137. Amongst the bowlers, pacers can be expected to dominate.

Weather:

Light rain can be expected during the match. The temperature will be 16 degrees Celsius and humidity will be 61%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Muneeba Ali, Suzie Bates, Bismah Maroof, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana, Hannah Rowe, Aliya Riaz, Lea Tahuhu, Sadia Iqbal

Match details:

Date – 9th December, 2023

Time – 5:30 AM, IST

Venue – John Davies Oval

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on Amazon Prime.

Vaishnavi is a passionate author with an unwavering love for cricket, particularly women’s cricket. Her writing reflects her deep admiration for the sport and her dedication to promoting women’s participation in it. When she’s not following the latest cricket matches, Vaishnavi can be found engrossed in books or enjoying movies.

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