The last 3 ODIs of the Pakistan and New Zealand series will be played at the National Stadium Karachi. The series’ first two games were played at the Pindi stadium where we saw high-scoring encounters. Here is National Stadium Karachi Pitch Report for the PAK vs NZ ODI series.
We saw an amazing batting display from both teams in the first two games. New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell scored two back-to-back centuries in the first two matches. The Pindi wicket favored the pacers a lot and there was not much to offer for the spinners.
PAK vs NZ 3rd ODI 2023 Date, Time, Venue, and Weather
Date: 3 May, Wednesday
Time: 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue: National Stadium Karachi, Karachi
Weather: There will be very pleasant sunny weather in Karachi for the 3rd ODI. This month there will be no rain in Karachi despite the humidity level of 57%. The temperature will vary from 31°C to 28°C during the daytime.
Matches at the National Karachi Stadium
3rd PAK vs NZ ODI on 3rd May
4th PAK vs NZ ODI on 5th May
5th PAK vs NZ ODI on 7th May
National Stadium Karachi Pitch Report
It is a pitch totally different from Pindi where the first 2 ODIs were played. The pitch out here helps both batters and bowlers evenly. It is not a high-scoring venue anything over 280 is very difficult to chase on this wicket.
The toss winners should opt to bowl first as this wicket assists the bowlers with the new ball. The pace of Karachi wickets varies as the game progresses. Spinners have their role to play on this pitch, unlike Pindi.
Records at the National Karachi Stadium in ODIs
Total matches: 67
Matches won batting first: 30
Matches won bowling first: 34
Average 1st Inns scores: 234
Average 2nd Inns scores: 202
Highest total recorded: 374/4 (50 Ov) by IND vs HK
Lowest total recorded: 93/10 (40.4 Ov) by PAKW vs SLW
Highest score chased: 310/4 (46.5 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest score defended: 123/10 (45.2 Ov) by SLW vs PAKW
Probable XI for the PAK vs NZ ODI 3rd ODI
Pakistani seamers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah would love to bowl at this surface.
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam©, Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham©(wk), Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner