NZ vs PAK Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for the Finals of New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022

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NZ vs PAK: The New Zealand T20I Tri-Series has reached its final stage. After a marathon of 6 T20 internationals, the finals of the tri-series will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan. Bangladesh was knocked out after losing all 4 games it played. 

New Zealand and Pakistan both won 3 out of the 4 games played. The Black Caps have been phenomenal with the bat. The openers have stood out consistently. New Zealand met Bangladesh in the previous game and scored a mammoth 208 runs. Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips were outstanding and scored 60+ runs. Adam Milne clipped 3 crucial wickets and NZ won the game by 48 runs. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan has been good in the tournament as well. The opening duo of Rizwan and Babar have held the entire batting unit together by themselves. The middle order was tested a few times and failed to deliver. The Pacers impressed up to a certain extent. 

Head to head, they have faced twice in the tournament and won one game each. Hence, the finals will be a cracking thrilling contest. 

Match Details for NZ vs PAK

Series: New Zealand T20I Tri-Series

Date: 14th October 2022 (Friday)

Time: 7:30 AM IST

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Live Streaming: Amazon Prime

Pitch Report for NZ vs PAK

This game will be the seventh consecutive match on this pitch. The surface is old but still good for batting. Hence, a high-scoring game is on the cards for sure. Pacers will have some help as well. Bowling first would be the wise choice on this surface for the captains. 

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Finn Allen, Devon Conway(wicket-keeper), Kane Williamson(captain), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult


Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Babar Azam (captain), Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

Match Predictions for NZ vs PAK

Both teams are pitted equally against each other. The toss will be a crucial factor. Pakistan has bowling as its key weapon. They need to use that wisely to derail the New Zealand batters. The Black Caps, on the other hand, would need a plan against the Pakistani openers. Their wickets are key to the Black Caps’ victory. Lastly, New Zealand is the probable winner of this match and the series.

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