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NZ vs PAK 3rd ODI Dream11 Prediction: Preview

Hello and Welcome to our preview for New Zealand vs Pakistan match. We are covering NZ vs PAK 3rd ODI Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the ODI match. The match is to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan came strong in the second ODI and defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets. With the first ODI being won by the Kiwis, Tomorrow’s match will be the series decider and both teams will put their best effort to win the series.

Batting first, New Zealand lost early wickets due to Shaheen’s brilliance with the ball. Ross Taylor was the only positive with the bat for New Zealand scoring unbeaten knock of 86 runs but no support from other end lead to a low target of 209. Shaheen Afridi took his consecutive four-wicket haul while Hasan Ali took two wickets. Economical spells from Shadab, Hafeez and Faheem ensured New Zealand could not pace their innings.

Chasing the Target, Pakistan openers came strong and gave a solid start to the team. Imam Ul Haq got retired hurt but Fakhar ended his recent drought of runs in limited overs format by scoring 88 runs. Babar Azam also played a good knock of 46 runs. Lockie Ferguson took quick three wickets but it was too late to stop Pakistan from chasing the target leading to an easy win for Pakistan.

A good match can be expected between both teams in tomorrow’s series decider.

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When and Where:

NZ VS PAK, 3rd ODI Match, New Zealand vs Pakistan in UAE, 2018.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
11th November, 04:30 PM IST

Venue Stats:

Average first innings score: 223
Average second innings score: 205

Similar conditions to Abu Dhabi can be expected.


Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, George Worker.

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez. Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan.

Team News:

New Zealand:

There is a slight chance of BJ Watling replacing George Worker and Tom Latham getting the opening spot.

Colin Munro, Tom Latham, K Williamson and Ross Taylor will lead the batting department. Colin De Grandhomme will be the key all-rounder.

Ish Sodhi will lead the spin attack of a team while Tim Southee and Trent Boult will be the key pacers along with Colin De Grandhomme and Lockie Ferguson.

They are likely to go with the same playing XI for the series decider.


Junaid Khan Ruled out due to toe injury.

Imam Ul Haq suffered a blow to his helmet in the last match but was discharged by the hospital. Imam has returned to the team hotel is said to be taking rest as the team physio is assessing his situation closely and he seems to be in a better condition.

It is unclear whether Imam will return to the XI or will be given some rest ahead of the Test series. If He is not play then, Haris Sohail or Asif Ali takes his place in playing XI.

Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed will be the key batsmen. M Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan will play the role of all-rounder for the team.

Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi will lead the pace attack and will be supported by Faheem Ashraf whereas Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim will be the key spinners. M Hafeez will also bowl few overs of spin.

No changes are predicted in the playing XI for tomorrow’s crucial encounter.

Probable Playing XI:

G Worker/BJ Watling Colin Munro, K Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Colin De Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Imam Ul Haq/Haris Sohail/Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c and wk), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi.

NZ vs PAK 3rd ODI Dream11 Team Prediction:

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team
  • If you want then take Lockie Ferguson in place of Colin Munro or Trent Boult.
  • Shoaib Malik is also good option in batsmens section.
  • Imad Wasim and Faheem Ashraf are also good option in all rounders.
  • Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson and Hasan Ali are also good pick from bowlers.

Captain and vice-captain choices: M Hafeez, Babar Azam, K Williamson, R Taylor, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Colin Munro.

Key Players:

New Zealand:
Ross Taylor
Lockie Ferguson
Trent Boult
Kane Williamson
Colin De Grandhomme
Tom Latham
Colin Munro

Shaheen Afridi
Babar Azam
M Hafeez
Imam Ul Haq
Shadab Khan
Fakhar Zaman
Shoaib Malik
Sarfaraz Ahmed

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