The 2 best teams in the tournament will clash with each other for the final of the tri-series. Pakistan has played without their gun bowler Shaheen Afridi yet they are looking strong. New Zealand has found momentum as the series has progressed and would look to end it on a high.
The teams met 2 times previously in the tournament. Pakistan won the first match easily while the hosts thrashed them in the 2nd one. With the head-to-head 1-1, it all boils down to the final to see which team emerges victorious.
The final of the tri-series will be played on 14th October, Friday. The match will take place at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The match will start at 7:30 AM IST.
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Match Format: T20I, final, T20 Tri-series.
Date: 14th October 2022
Time: 7:30 AM IST
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime
The Christchurch pitch is ideal for batting. Seamers may get a swing in the first few overs. Overall, batsmen will like batting here. Because of the short boundaries and rapid outfields, the ball will fly all over the park. Pakistan defended well in the last match. But the teams winning the toss would prefer bowling first and exploit the pitch early on.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Devon Conway Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr
Pakistan team is looking balanced in all departments. But the hosts are looking equally threatening. It is very difficult to choose the favorite, but the hosts might win the final.
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