3rd ODI: Pakistan vs Zew Zealand | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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Three weeks of riveting battle will come to an end as New Zealand square off against Pakistan for the final ODI of the three-match series. Like the previous one, this too shall take place at the National Stadium, Karachi.

The series is at equilibrium at the moment as New Zealand levelled it with a win by a margin of 79 runs in their previous encounter. Earlier, Pakistan won the first ODI between the two nations by six wickets. 

The Kane Williamson-led unit will look to continue its good momentum and seal an away series on Asian soil. Keeping in mind, the World Cup in India, this would be a huge booster for New Zealand. But the road to victory isn't easy peasy as Pakistan will look to bounce back and avoid any undesirable result at home.

Ground Stats

The surface at the National Stadium tends to offer plnety to the batters. It is usually a flatter deck with minimum bounce on offer. Pacers with extra zip can be handy on these surfaces. 

For the spinners, the wicket turns out to be more assistive with time. The last game saw good amount of turn as the game progressed and the same cane be expected once again. 

ODI Records at the ground

Total Matches: 54

Matches won batting first: 25

Matches won batting second: 27

Average Score batting first: 245

Average Score batting second: 212

Pakistan vs New Zealand, Third ODI: Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan Team News

No major updates

Pakistan Probable Playing XI

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammed Rizwan(wk), Shan Masood, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammed Wasim Jr, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

New Zealand Team News

No major updates

New Zealand Probable Playing XI

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson

Key Facts to be kept in mind

  1. Babar Azam has secured 12 fifty plus scores in his last 15 ODIs.
  2. Devon Conway has been dismissed five out of his last six ODIs by a right arm pacer. 
  3. Haris Rauf has 11 wickets from his last 6 ODI matches.
  4. Currently, Kane Williamson is averaging over 50 in the last two ODI series (includes this series)
  5. Fakhar Zaman has 2 half-centuries and one century from his last 10 ODIs.

Expert 's Tips

The strip at the National Stadium, Karachi might bloom lately for the spinners. Try to keep bowler's with extra pace in your fantasy team alongwith handy spinners. It would be safe to keep batters who can negotiate spin properly in your fantasy team.

Team 1: For Head-to-Head contests 

Wicketkeepers: Tom Latham
Batters: Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Babar Azam
Allrounders: Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Mohammed Nawaz
Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Captain: Babar Azam
Vice-Captain: Kane Williamson

Team 2: For Winner takes all contests (Cricket Exchange Fantasy App)

Wicketkeepers: Tom Latham, Mohammad Rizwan
Batters: Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Babar Azam
Allrounders: Michael Bracewell, Mohammed Nawaz
Bowlers: Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Captain: Kane Williamson
Vice-Captain: Michael Bracewell

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