New Zealand and Pakistan will meet in the semi-finals of the high-stakes T20 tournament Globalism World Cup on November 9. Pakistan had a disastrous start to the World Cup as it lost to it India and Zimbabwe in the Super 12 stage. However, they have now made a great comeback by qualifying for the semi-finals. The Netherlands played a big role in their qualifying campaign with an unlikely victory over South Africa. Pakistan now looks like a formidable unit. But they have a lot of holes in their armor.
Skipper Babar Azam is unfortunately out of shape and the rest of the batting lineup does not inspire confidence. New Zealand will know and perhaps come up with specific plans for Pakistan’s fragile fighting squad. The likes of Trent Bolt and Tim Southey can provoke the wrath of Pakistani fighters and cause chaos. But Babar Azam and his companions will try to win their chances in the semi-finals. They defeated the Kiwi in their backyard in the Tri-Series final last month. It remains to be seen if Pakistan can maintain its new momentum against New Zealand.
Ahead of the T20 World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan, here’s everything you need to know:
NZ vs PAK Weather Report
The match will start at 7 pm (local time). According to weather reports, there is very little chance of rain in the match. While showers are expected in the morning, there should be no rain in the evening. Conditions would be perfect for cricket no matter the 73% humidity.
NZ vs PAK Pitch Report
stadium in sydney cricket The land is known to help slow down bowling. Pakistani Shadab Khan must enjoy bowling at SCG. Moreover, teams have traditionally preferred to chase in this land because batting becomes easier as the game progresses. One can expect a high score showdown as the hitters will generally enjoy hitting on this deck.
Predicted NZ vs. PAK Play XI:
New Zealand predicted to play eleven: Ken Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway, James Nesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Trent Bolt, Loki Ferguson, Aish Soddy, Tim Southey
Pakistan Predicted Eleventh Play: Babar Azam (c), Muhammad Rizwan, Shan Masoud, Muhammad Haris, Iftikhar Ahmad, Shadib Khan, Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi