Pakistan A are expected to register their first T20 win of the series by beating Canterbury Kings.
Haider Ali. (Photo Source: Twitter)
The 3rd Unofficial T20 match of Pakistan A tour of New Zealand will be played between Canterbury Kings & Pakistan A at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln.
The match is scheduled to start at 6:30 AM IST (2 PM local time).
Pakistan are having a tough time in New Zealand, as both of their senior and ‘A’ sides are struggling to cope up with the Kiwis. Despite some stern resilience, the men in green couldn’t escape defeat in the first Test. On the other hand, Pakistan A side started their campaign by winning their first game.
They defeated New Zealand A in an unofficial Test, but things have gone downhill ever since. Wellington Firebirds and Northern Knights defeated them in the first two unofficial T20Is, and now they face Canterbury Kings in front of them. The Kings will come into this game with momentum on their side, as they defeated Otago Volts in a Super Smash game recently.
CK vs PK-A Weather Report for 3rd Unofficial T20:
The temperature will be around 19 °C. However, what will bother a lot of cricket fanatics is the chance of precipitation, which is 30%.
The pitch at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval is fairly a balanced one, with perhaps the batsmen getting a bit more help from the track than the bowlers.
Injury and Availability News:
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Fraser Sheat, Henry Shipley, Harry Chamberlain, Blake Coburn,Mitch Hay, Matthew Hay, Jack Boyle, Jackson Latham, Sean Davey, Theo Van Woerkom, Tyler Lortan.
Rohail Nazir, Zeeshan Malik, Haider Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Haris Rauf, Danish Aziz, Muhammad Hasnain, Hussain Talat, Usman Qadir.
Musa Khan, Zafar Gohar, Wahab Riaz
CK vs PK-A Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Haider Ali has shown enough to ensure he is selectors’ plans before they pick Pakistan’s team for the next limited-overs series. He has amassed 57 runs in 2 T20 games at a brilliant strike rate of over 170.
Zeeshan Malik is another Pakistani batsman who is knocking on the selectors’ doors. He has amassed 53 runs at an impressive average of over 25.
Rohail Nazir has not particularly been eye-catching, as he has amassed only 22 runs in 2 T20 games. However, the teenager’s domestic numbers make him a top pick for this game.
Iftikhar Ahmed is another player who is a must-have for your team, despite his unimpressive form. He has a wonderful career T20I average of over 60 and can prove to be handy with the ball as well.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Rohail Nazir, Haider Ali
Vice-Captain Options – Iftikhar Ahmed, Zeeshan Malik
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CK vs PK-A Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rohail Nazir
Batters – Haider Ali (C), Zeeshan Malik, Khushdil Shah, Jack Boyle
All-Rounders – Iftikhar Ahmed (VC), Danish Aziz, Matthew Hay
Bowlers – Sean Davey, Haris Rauf, Theo Van Woerkom
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CK vs PK-A Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rohail Nazir (C), Mitch Hay
Batters – Haider Ali, Zeeshan Malik (VC), Tyler Lortan
All-Rounders – Iftikhar Ahmed, Danish Aziz, Amad Butt
Bowlers – Jackson Latham, Muhammad Hasnain, Theo Van Woerkom
In the ODI matches played at this venue, batsmen have been fairly successful. Hence, you can opt for 4 batting options in any one of your Dream11 Fantasy team.
CK vs PK-A Today’s Probable Winners:
Pakistan A are expected to win this match.