Pakistan emerged victorious in the final T20I against New Zealand, winning by 42 runs, but faced challenges throughout the series. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan’s captain, revealed that the team has finalized a pool of 16 to 20 players for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. He expressed gratitude for the crowd’s support and highlighted the team’s strategy to provide opportunities to young players.
Iftikhar Ahmed’s off-spin performance stood out, earning him the Player of the Match award for his pivotal spell of 3-24. He credited his success to reading the pitch and following the captain’s plan. Pakistan posted a total of 134/8 and staged a comeback with a clinical bowling performance, ultimately avoiding a whitewash by New Zealand.