The ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand has brought positive news for Pakistan cricket, as the series has already been clinched by the hosts. Pakistan has won the first three fixtures and has overpowered the visitors with the quality of their cricket. The 4th ODI is scheduled to take place on Friday at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Pakistan came out stronger in the third ODI as the bowlers did a good job by not allowing the Kiwi batters to build a partnership and get the winning momentum.
New Zealand will be disappointed with their performance in the ODI format as they have already lost the series. The Kiwis would like to end their tour on a positive note by winning the remaining two games.
We expect another win for Pakistan.
The betting tip is...
Pakistan will pick a wicket in the 6th Over.
The hosts will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum in the 4th ODI as well and would like to dominate the visitors on Friday.
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, and skipper Babar Azam have given the team a solid start in recent games and the team will be expecting them to continue the same. On the bowling front, Pakistan will be dependent on Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah.
Usama Mir is expected to join the team after recovering from his injury.
Predicted Lineup: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Salman, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah
The Kiwis would like to end their losing streak in the ODI format as they come to play the 4th ODI.
Team management will be concerned with the disappointing form of Henry Nicholls and Henry Shipley. Both are expected to be replaced in the 4th ODI. Tom Blundell has turned out to be the savior for the team and he will be expected to continue the momentum.
Rachin Ravindra and James Neesham are expected to be named in the playing XI for the 4th fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Tom Latham (c), Mark Chapman, Will Young, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry
Based on the recent performances, the hosts are coming out as strong favourites to win the 4th ODI.
They have a good depth in the batting lineup and their bowling looks strong as compared to the opposition.