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Pakistan vs New Zealand 4th T20, 2024 Today Match Prediction

April 25 2024 - 20:00 IST Gaddafi Stadium - Lahore, Pakistan PAK vs NZ
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Match Prediction:

With the series tied at 1-1 after three thrilling encounters, Pakistan and New Zealand are set to clash in the fourth T20I showdown on Thursday evening. Shifting the battleground to Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, this marks the first match in the series to be hosted in the vibrant city after the previous three were held at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan displayed commendable batting prowess in the last face-off, although falling short on the scoreboard as New Zealand clinched victory with 10 balls to spare. Nevertheless, Pakistan boasts a formidable lineup and aims to reclaim the series lead in this crucial encounter.

Despite facing skepticism following their defeat in the second T20I, New Zealand silenced critics with a stellar batting display, highlighted by Mark Chapman’s stellar individual innings. With the potential for another standout performance from one of their players, New Zealand remains a formidable contender for victory.

Winning Chances:

PAKISTAN
73.5%
NEW ZEALAND
26.5%

Toss Prediction:

The side batting first has won the last four T20Is at the Gaddafi Stadium, thus we anticipate that both captains will want to bat first in this encounter.

Weather Report:

The temperature in Lahore is expected to be hotter than in Rawalpindi for the first few games of the series. It would be surprising if the temperature dropped below 30 degrees during this match.

Pitch Report:

This venue has historically produced a good bat-and-ball match in Lahore, and we estimate a par score of no more than 175-180. Both spinners and pace bowlers will benefit from the pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium.

Head to Head:

Following New Zealand’s emphatic victory on Sunday, the teams have split two victories and one draw in their last five games. There are only four encounters between the teams, with Pakistan leading New Zealand 22-18 in T20Is.

Pakistan Preview:

Mohammad Amir was left out of the previous game in favor of Abbas Afridi, but with Naseem Shah resting, we expect them both to play in this encounter. Mohammad Rizwan’s hamstring ailment prior of this encounter is unlikely to pose a problem.

Pakistan Squad Preview:

Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haseebullah Khan (wk), Irfan Khan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Abrar Ahmed

New Zealand Preview:

Zak Foulkes and William O’Rourke made their debuts for New Zealand in the third T20I. Josh Clarkson and Ben Lister were both ruled out due to illness, but Lister is likely to return to the XI for this match.

Key figures for Sri Lanka include middle-order stalwarts skipper Dhananjaya de Silva and Kamindu Mendis, both of whom delivered centuries in the first and third innings of the previous game. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne, with a proven track record in Test cricket, is poised to lead the charge with the bat once again after being the only other Sri Lankan to notch a half-century in the series opener.

New Zealand Squad Predicted:

Tim Seifert (wk), Tim Robinson, Michael Bracewell (c), James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Dean Foxcroft, William O’Rourke, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Ben Lister, Jacob Duffy

Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction:

Although New Zealand won on Sunday, it was mostly thanks to an outstanding effort from one player, and they may require something similar to win this T20I. Our prediction is for a closer game than the previous two, with Pakistan taking the win.

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Pakistan to beat New Zealand in 4th T20

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