NZW vs PAKW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 09, 2023
New Zealand Women and Pakistan Women will contest the third and final match of their T20I series on Saturday. The visitors have already completed a series win with an unassailable two-nil lead. They could make it a series whitewash - or the hosts could fetch a consolation victory.
There will be plenty to bet on before and during this match, as New Zealand and Pakistan size each other up more ahead of their three-match ODI series. Let's see what the betting odds and cricket markets have in store for this final T20I in Queenstown.
New Zealand Women vs Pakistan Women head-to-head record
New Zealand had a dominant record over Pakistan in T20I cricket before this series started. That is less so now. Their last five T20I meetings have yielded three wins for New Zealand and, more recently, two for Pakistan.
New Zealand Women vs Pakistan Women live streaming and broadcast
You can watch this match and the upcoming ODIs on the FanCode app in India. This is a great way to stream live cricket fixtures online.
NZW vs PAKW Team Previews
New Zealand Women
New Zealand Women really would have backed themselves to win this series in their own backyard. But here they sit, two-nil in the red and in danger of conceding an unprecedented three-nil series scoreline to their confident visitors. Plenty of credit to Pakistan, indeed, but NZ have failed on many fronts.
Maddy Green and Hannah Rowe have been their leading run-scorers this series. Green has collected 61 to Rowe's 47. They have lacked enough support from captain Sophie Devine, opener Suzie Bates, wicketkeeper-batter Bernadine Bernadine Bezuidenhout and other batting resources.
Molly Penfold and Fran Jones took two wickets each in defeat in the second T20I, but Devine and the rest of the bowlers put in disappointing performances. The New Zealanders are going to need to make some changes to their bowling personnel for this match.
Pakistan have won a series against New Zealand opposition five positions higher than them in the International Cricket Council's women's team rankings. The home side would dearly like to pull at least one win back before commencing their ODI series against the same opposition later this month.
New Zealand Women Playing 11
Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Isabella Gaze, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Eden Carson, Fran Jonas.
Pakistan Women showed plenty of promise during the warm-up fixtures and have since collected a historic T20I series win, away from home, in New Zealand. That's a hefty achievement for captain Nida Dar and company. But the job isn't necessarily over yet - they have a series whitewash to seal and further precedent to set for the upcoming ODIs.
The visitors can again look to Muneeba Ali and Aliya Riaz for valuable contributions with the bat. Ali and Riaz are the team's leading run-scorers on this tour so far. Dar and Bismah Maroof have been solid in support during this series-winning, collective batting effort from Pakistan.
Fatima Sana has taken six wickets in two matches. The seamer has understood conditions well, quickly, and bowled accordingly. She has shown that the New Zealand Women were not necessarily going to be outdone by spin alone. Sana was the player of the match in the second T20I after snaring figures of three for 18.
But it is Dar who has stood out above the rest of her team-mates. As one of the best all-rounders in the women's game, she has led from the front with bat, ball and in the field. Her captaincy has been superb and most of her tactical decisions sound.
Pakistan Women Playing 11
Muneeba Ali, Sidra Ameen, Sadaf Shamas, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Natalia Pervaiz, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Waheeda Akhtar, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal.
NZW vs PAKW Toss Prediction
The John Davies Oval in Queenstown is the venue for this third and final match of the series. It has hosted two women's T20Is previously, in 2022. The visiting team has never won a women's T20I here.
The team to win the toss will likely choose to bat first. That's what occurred the last time a women's T20I was played here - and is what happened in the two matches earlier in this series in Dunedin.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
A first-innings total of 150-plus should be competitive. Teams have never been bowled out in the four previous innings in women's T20I cricket here.
Expect the strip to take some turn later - and there should be some early lateral movement in it for the seamers.
There is plenty of rain forecast in Queenstown the day before the match - and on matchday. We might get a shortened fixture in here. That would suit the team batting second, chasing an adjusted target.
NZW vs PAKW Betting Tips
Pakistan Women have plenty of momentum going into this match. New Zealand Women have almost none and have largely been outplayed by the tourists.
The same will likely happen in this game, even if it is shortened due to inclement weather. Pakistan are still priced as underdogs to win this match at 3.30. New Zealand are offered as 1.33 favourites.
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Penfold entered the home team's XI for the second match and took two wickets. She will likely be retained for the third fixture and have the chance to build on her individual success in the second.
Sana is averaging three wickets per match this series. That's a prolific ratio. She has adapted to conditions quickly and is a good pick for Pakistan's top bowler here again.
Ali has hit scores of 35 and 23 in this series. She also struck 32 in a warm-up fixture. At the top of the order, during the powerplay, she will have another chance to top score for Pakistan Women.