Black Caps will look to form a clean sweep on Pakistan when the 2 teams clash within the third and final T20I to be played at McLean Park in Napier.
The hosts clinched the series in Hamilton, once they beat Pakistan convincingly by 9 wickets. The visitors had lost the primary game by 5 wickets in Auckland earlier.
On Tuesday, the Shadab Khan-led side’s aim are going to be to end the series on a winning note and supply some momentum for the visitors within the Test series. By beating New Zealand, the spirits will surely jump within the Pakistani camp.
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Pakistan’s Shadab Khan (R) greet after the second T20 international match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton on December 20, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY / AFP)
Kane Williamson and Shadab Khan (R) greet after the second T20I. AFP
Not to forget, Babar Azam will again not be available for the last match of the series. In fact, he has been ruled out of the primary Test also .
Mohammad Hafeez, who has bee in terrific T20 form, are going to be again have the additional pressure on himself to steer the team to a victory. He struck a wonderful 99 not out off 57 balls to require the team to an honest total within the second T20I.
Pakistani bowling group haven’t checked out their best, learning just 1 wicket within the last game. With two back-to-back fifties, Tim Seifert poses a troublesome challenge for the visitors.
Black Caps look even stronger with the return of their captain Kane Williamson, who also struck a fifty in second T20I.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert(w), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Daryl Mitchell
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (w), Haider Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan (c), Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Usman Qadir, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Musa, Mohammad Hasnain