Live updates: Blackcaps v Pakistan, fourth Twenty20 International from Christchurch's Hagley Oval

  • 19/01/2024

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Kia ora, good evening, and welcome to the fourth Twenty20 International between the Blackcaps and Pakistan from Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

After three games, the Blackcaps hold a 3-0 lead in this best-of-five series, and will now have their sights firmly locked on a series whitewash.

The two teams have relocated from Dunedin to Christchurch, where the final two matches will be played on Friday and Sunday.

The 3-0 scoreline can see the Blackcaps experiment with combinations and players, with an eye on this year's Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA in June.

Tim Seifert is all but certain to continue with the gloves, and could move up to the top of the order to make room for Will Young at No.3, albeit as a place-holder for Kane Williamson when he returns from his hamstring strain.

Pakistan meanwhile are playing to save face, having lost 11 of their last 13 international matches across all formats.

Just over two years ago, Pakistan fell in the final of the T20 World Cup, but six months out from the next, they'll need to quickly start to turn things around if they're a hope of reaching another final.  

TAB odds: New Zealand $1.29, Pakistan $2.30

Teams (predicted):

New Zealand: 1-Finn Allen, 2-Devon Conway, 3-Tim Seifert (wk), 4-Daryl Mitchell, 5-Glenn Phillips, 6-Mark Chapman, 7-Mitchell Santner (captain), 8-Adam Milne, 9-Ish Sodhi, 10-Tim Southee, 11-Lockie Ferguson

Pakistan: 1-Mohammed Rizwan, 2-Saim Ayub, 3-Babar Azam, 4-Fakhar Zaman, 5-Iftikhar Ahmed, 6-Mohammed Nawaz, 7-Azam Khan (wk), 8-Shaheen Shah Afridi (captain), 9-Mohammad Wasim Jr, 10-Haris Rauf, 11-Zaman Khan