PAK vs NZ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 24, 2023

PAK vs NZ Match Prediction - Apr 24, 2023

Tournament: New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 2023.

Date: April 24, 2023.

Format: T20I

Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.

Time: 16:00

Pakistan is leading the T20 international series against New Zealand 2-1 at the moment. The series has now shifted to Rawalpindi for its second leg from Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The 4th game of the series was washed out due to rain and we could not get a result from that encounter. But the stakes are higher than ever before with these two top teams in world cricket locking horns once again at the same ground where the 4th game was washed off. This match will decide the fate of the series Although the Pakistani team holds a 2-1 edge going into this game, the Kiwis will be gunning for a win to level the series. They have a relatively younger team.

Let's take a peek at the betting tips, pitch report, and match prediction for this game ahead of the encounter. Many Pakistani players in the side looked pretty impressive in the series. However, they still have to sort out consistency problems ahead of the world cup coming up later in the year. Although these are T20 games, Pakistan is playing a full-strength side and they have shown a lack of cutting edge during this game. But they are closer to winning the series than New Zealand.

New Zealand on the other hand, has gone into the series with many inexperienced and young players. They looked to be in good touch in the 4th match of the series with the bat. But thunderstorms during the game meant they had to abandon the game when New Zealand was in a good position. The New Zealand skipper Tom Latham will be aware of the fact that his team members will need to be disciplined for the team to make a comeback in the series and level it at 2-2.

Pakistan Vs New Zealand Head-To-Head

Pakistan and New Zealand have played against each other 32 times so far in their T20I history. Pakistan leads the head-to-head between the two teams 19-12. One game had to be abandoned due to rain. Pakistan holds a clear edge though if you consider the head-to-head between the two teams.

Pakistan Vs New Zealand Live Streaming and Broadcast

You can watch the live broadcast of the match between New Zealand and Pakistan on Sony Sports Network in India. All cricket lovers can also see the game via live streaming on the SonyLiv app and also on their website.

PAK vs NZ Team Previews


One of the things that are not going well for Pakistan is the bowling of Zaman Khan. He conceded 30 runs in 3 overs in the last game which was the 4th game of the series. The Pakistani skipper Babar Azam might use his trump card Ihsanullah for this deciding game by including him in the playing 11. However, the most significant player for Pakistan is Babar Azam himself. He has already hit a hundred in the series. But he was dismissed for just a single run in the 3rd game of the series. Babar Azam will be keen to put up another stellar performance in this game to help register a series win for Pakistan.

Haris Rauf has been the best bowler in the series from either side. This seamer did not have a good outing in the last match where he gave away 35 runs but he did pick up a wicket in the game. Imad Wasim could get some help from the track finally. He was the best bowler on the show for the home team, picking up 3 wickets. Pakistan remains the firm favorite to win this game and clinch the series comfortably at the end against the Kiwis. However, Pakistan has looked good in patches and remains inconsistent.

They have several match-winning players in their composition that can single-handedly take the game away from the opposition. However, the home team could maintain pressure on the opposition. After winning a couple of initial games of the series, they faltered in the 3rd game. The 4th match of the series also looked as if it was going the Kiwi way. Both the games Pakistan won in the series were while batting first. The top batters from the Pakistan team remain, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Iftikar Ahmed.

Pakistan Playing 11

Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah.

New Zealand

The New Zealand team opted for Henry Shipley in the last match against Pakistan in the place of James Neesham. But it appears likely that the former seamer will get another opportunity to play in the playing eleven for the last game of the series. The New Zealand batting charge will be led by the likes of Chad Bowes. Even though Bowes appeared to be below par in the first few games he finally looked like fulfilling his potential by hitting a fifty in the 3rd match with 7 fours and 1 six.

However, the top batter for the Kiwis in this series has been Mark Chapman. He is going into the last game of the series on the back of an impressive 71-run inning in the last match. Another significant player for the New Zealand team has been the veteran spinner, Ish Sodhi. He has not only been economical in his efforts during the middle overs of the opposition innings but has also been responsible for picking up vital wickets. One good thing about the Kiwis in this game is that they showed the courage to stage a fightback against a full Pakistan side.

New Zealand will have the opportunity to level the series in the last game if they could manage a win in the last encounter. They have the necessary talent to pull off this unlikely win in the form of Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry, and co. One thing is certain though. They will need to bring their A-game to the contest to have any hopes of winning it. The New Zealand batting line-up boasts of batters such as Tom Latham. Chad Bowes and Mark Chapman are in their ranks. They have scored useful runs during the series and at this venue as well.

New Zealand Playing 11

Tom Latham, Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, Henry Shipley.

PAK vs NZ Toss Prediction

The track at this venue in Rawalpindi appears to be a good one for batting. The pitch will remain true throughout the game and so the skipper that wins the toss will look to bowl first on this track. They will then hope for great restriction work from their bowlers and chase a fixed target during their inning. If there is any rain interruption, it will be easier to be aware of the target.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

Unlike during the 4th T20 international played at the same venue, there are not many chances of getting rain interruptions during this game. There will not be any dark clouds hanging over the stadium threatening disruption to the game. There will be some light breeze running across the ground the whole day. The temperatures during the match will be in the region of 26 degrees.

The track for this crucial game between New Zealand and Pakistan will offer a steady bounce to the fast bowlers throughout the match. Although it is a batting-friendly surface, there might be some help to the quick bowlers early on in the first innings.

PAK vs NZ Betting Tips

This finale of the series will likely be a tight match. Both teams have something to lose and will go at each other hard to ensure a good result for the series. We reckon Pakistan will have an edge due to 2 reasons. They are playing at home and so are more conversant with the conditions. The second reason is that they have fielded their best side in the series and so it is a strong outfit with several in-form players in it. We will bet with Pakistan to win this game and take the series.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Tom Latham to score more than 21 runs in the game for New Zealand.



The Kiwi skipper is due for a big score and you can expect him to come good at the time when the team needs him to fire the most.

  1. 10CRIC


    Chad Bowes to score more than 19 runs in the game.



Chad Bowes was among the runs in the earlier games of the series. You can bet on him to score more than 19 runs in the game.

  1. Rajabets


    Pakistan batsmen to hit more than 6 runs in the first over of the inning.



The Pakistani top-order batters are some of the most dangerous players in the world. You can expect them to come good in this game and start the Pakistani inning with a bang to score more than 6 runs in the first over of their inning.

Today Match Prediction

Pakistan To Win the Match, 1.37

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Who will win PAK vs NZ

Pakistan 68.67% (57)
New Zealand 31.33% (26)
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