The Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI match will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi on January 13. New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the 2nd ODI at the same venue by 79 runs to level the series after the hosts won the 1st ODI by 6 wickets. If Pakistan wins the 3rd ODI, they will have a chance to move up the ICC Men’s ODI team rankings. On the other hand, a victory for New Zealand will consolidate its
position at the top of the rankings.
Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Pitch Condition
The National Stadium pitch in Karachi for the final ODI is expected to follow the trend set in the previous 2 ODIs. Anything above 250 can be a tricky total given the dry weather conditions. The team winning the toss might opt to put a total on the board with a series victory within their grasp.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Expected Playing 11
Pakistan is expected to field the same playing 11 for the series decider. Although Imam-ul-Haq has not been among the runs in the last 2 ODIs which might tempt Babar to go for Shan Masood instead of Imam. But any change is least expected from Babar and management in the final ODI of the series.
New Zealand included Ish Sodhi in place of Henry Shipley and the move turned out to be a masterstroke. Expect the Kiwis to go in with the same playing 11 which helped them level the series.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson
Pakistan vs New Zealand Dream 11 Team
Tom Latham (wk), Kane Williamson (bat), Devon Conway, Babar Azam (bat and Capt), Fakhar Zaman (bat), Michael Bracewell (all), Mohammad Nawaz (all), Naseem Shah (bowl), Usama Mir (bowl), Lockie Ferguson (bowl) and Ish Sodhi