The focus of international cricket is on the Asian continent as New Zealand is touring Pakistan for five-match T20 and ODI series. The T20 series between the two teams have come to an end, as we are down to the last fixture. Pakistan is leading the series by 2-1 and after no result in the 4th T20, New Zealand has a chance to end the series in a draw.
Pakistan has shown a good depth in their batting lineup. They won the first two T20s without any issues. However, men in green have found themselves in difficult situations while chasing in the third T20.
New Zealand is struggling with their batting lineup and they are also finding it difficult to pick wickets on the foreign pitch.
It was a good show by the Pakistani bowlers in the third T20 as they stopped the visitors at a score of 163. However, the bowlers started off slow and they were unable to break the early partnerships.
Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf built a solid partnership during the game. The fifth T20 fixture is a good opportunity for Pakistan to score a series win over the visitors.
Skipper Babar Azam won’t be making any changes in the team for the last T20.
Predicted Lineup: Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Saim Ayub, Zaman Khan, Shaheen Afridi
The Kiwis have struggled with their batting lineup. In the first two T20s, New Zealand batters completely failed to impress and turned out to be a huge disappointment.
Tom Latham and Daryl Mitchell will be expected to build a good partnership in the last T20 as well. James Neesham has turned out to be an expensive bowler but he is picking up wickets at the same time.
Spin duo Ish Sodhi and Rachin Ravindra are coming out as a deadly pair and will be featured in the last match as well.
Predicted Lineup: Tom Latham (c & wk), Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Ben Lister
Pakistan has always come out as a strong team at their home pitches. They have a good batting depth and a ferocious bowling attack. We predict a win for Pakistan in the last T20 game.