Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th T20I Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

The action moves to Rawalpindi as Pakistan (PAK) and New Zealand (NZ) prepare to take on each other in the fourth T20 international on Thursday, April 20. Despite losing the previous game, Pakistan start as favourites to win the match with the odds of 1/3 (1.33) odds. New Zealand are the underdogs with the odds of 11/5 (3.20).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand (PAK vs NZ), 4th T20I
  • April 20, 2023 – 4 PM GMT
  • Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium produced some outrageously high-scoring matches in this year’s PSL. The average first innings score from 11 matches in the recent tournament read 209. Expect a similarly flat surface with short boundaries.

The weather in Rawalpindi is expected to be mainly clear on Thursday evening. There’s a 53% cloud cover predicted but with only 25% chance of precipitation.

PAK vs NZ – 4th T20I Match Predictions

Pakistan have dominated New Zealand in the shorter format in recent years, winning six out of the previous eight encounters. For this series, they have a much better batting and bowling attack compared to New Zealand, who are without their regular players.

Probable 6s

Pakistan have struck 22 sixes from three games in the ongoing series while New Zealand have hit only 11. The home side has the likes of Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman and Saim Ayub. On the other hand, New Zealand have a weaker batting line-up.

Our prediction: Pakistan to hit most sixes in the match at 4/5 (1.80).

Probable Wickets

Haris Rauf has been simply sensational in the ongoing series, picking 10 wickets at 6.60 economy with two four-wicket hauls. Back Rauf to be the top bowler for Pakistan at 11/4 (3.75). Matt Henry has taken six wickets in three games and remains a good bet to be New Zealand’s top bowler at 13/4 (4.25).

Our prediction: Haris Rauf to be Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Man of the Match

Babar Azam has had two low scores in the series but also smashed a century in the second T20I. He’s a prolific run-getter in T20s and you can bet on him to be the player of the match at 8/1 (9.00). Among others, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Tom Latham are top betting options.

Our prediction: Babar Azam to be the Man of the Match at 8/1 (9.00).

PAK vs NZ Preview

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New Zealand managed to stay alive in the series with a victory in the third T20I but still need a win to level the series. Here’s a look at two teams before they clash on Thursday.


After winning the first two games, Pakistan lost the third game by four runs. Bowlers did a decent job to restrict the visitors to 163 but suffered a big collapse, losing 7 for 88. Iftikhar Ahmed played a 24-ball 60 blinder but was dismissed when they needed 5 off 3.

Naseem Shah came into the playing XI last game with Zaman Khan missing out. Pakistan might look to rest Shaheen Afridi or Haris Rauf in this game.

Predicted XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

New Zealand

Captain Tom Latham provided his team stability in the third game, scoring 64 off 49 to post a competitive total. James Neesham picked 3 for 38 while Adam Milne and Rachin Ravindra bagged two scalps each.

New Zealand rested Adam Milne and Ish Sodhi in the second game and brought them back for the third. With two days of gap between the matches, they should stick with the same XI.

Predicted XI: Chad Bowes, Tom Latham (c/wk), Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Ben Lister

How to Watch PAK vs NZ in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

For those in the UK, you can watch the PAK vs NZ 2023 series on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. For online streaming, you can access the SkyGo application.

  • Sky Sports Cricket/Sky Sports Main Event (TV)
  • SkyGo app (Streaming)

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