Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Pakistan (PAK) will host New Zealand (NZ) in the third T20 international at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Monday, April 17. Pakistan are the heavy favourites to win the match with the odds of 30/100 (1.30) odds. New Zealand have 9/4 (3.25) odds of winning this match.

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

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand (PAK vs NZ), 3rd T20I
  • April 17, 2023 – 4 PM GMT
  • Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Gaddafi Stadium has produced some excellent pitches for batting in the shorter format. The average first innings score from 11 T20 matches played here this year reads 186. Bowlers have found some assistance in the first two games of this series.

Lahore could witness partly cloudy weather on Monday evening but there is no big threat of rain. The temperature should hover around 27°C.

PAK vs NZ – 3rd T20I Match Predictions

Pakistan have defeated New Zealand in six out of the previous seven encounters. They have been a far superior side in the ongoing series. Understandably so because Pakistan are at full-strength side while the visitors are without their regular players.

Probable 6s

Pakistan boasts of a batting unit of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub and Shadab Khan. New Zealand, on the other hand, have an inexperienced unit. Pakistan struck 13 sixes in the first two matches compared to just six by New Zealand.

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

Probable Wickets

Haris Rauf picked 4 for 18 in the first T20I of the series and followed it up with 4 for 27 in the second. Back him to be the top bowler for Pakistan at 3/1 (4.00). Matt Henry claimed a hat-trick in the series opener and picked 2 for 29 in the second game. Back him to be New Zealand’s top wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Our prediction: Haris Rauf to be Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).

Man of the Match

Haris Rauf has snared back to back four-wicket hauls and the visitors have had no answer for him. Bet on Rauf to be the player of the match at 12/1 (13.00). Among others, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan are top betting options.

Our prediction: Haris Rauf to be the Man of the Match at 12/1 (13.00).

PAK vs NZ Preview

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Trailing by 2-0, New Zealand will be hoping to keep the series alive with a win in the third T20I. Let’s take a look at two teams before they meet on Monday.


After hammering the visitors by 88 runs, Pakistan defeated the Kiwis by 38 runs. Babar Azam was the star in this game, registering his third T20I century while Haris Rauf ran through the NZ batting with another four-for.

Pakistan were unchanged in the previous game but they could rotate their pacers in a long limited overs series. Naseem Shah could come in for 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

Matt Henry and Rachin Ravindra shared 3 for 51 off eight overs between them but the rest were taken to the cleaners. Chasing 193, only Mark Chapman gave a fight with 65 off 40.

New Zealand rested Adam Milne in the second game but he could be back for this fixture. They played Cole McConchie in place of Ish Sodhi but he only bowled one over.

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

The UK fans can witness the live action of the PAK vs NZ 2023 series on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. For online streaming, head over to the SkyGo application.

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

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