New Zealand vs Pakisthan match preview
Teams: New Zealand vs Pakisthan T-20 World cup 2022
Date: 9 Nov 2022
IST: 1:30 Pm
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
New Zealand vs Pakisthan 2022
The first semi-final of the T-20 World Cup 2022 will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan on Friday, November 11 at the Eden Park in Auckland. This will be the first time these two teams have met in a T-20 World Cup semi-final. New Zealand has only made it to the semi-finals of the T-20 World Cup once before, in 2009, while Pakistan has made it to the semi-finals three times, most recently in 2010. The winner of this match will go on to play either India or England in the final on Sunday, November 13 at the same venue.
New Zealand’s Squad
New Zealand has announced their 15-member squad for the World Cup semi-final clash against Pakistan. The squad includes all the players who were part of the team’s successful campaign in the group stage, with the only change being fast bowler Matt Henry replacing left-arm seamer Trent Boult.
Here is New Zealand’s squad for the semi-final:
Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry
The experienced duo of Williamson and Taylor will be key for New Zealand at the top of the order while all-rounder James Neesham will be looking to make an impact with both bat and ball. Fast bowlers Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee will be leading the charge with the new ball while spinner Ish Sodhi will be a vital cog in New Zealand’s bowling attack.
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1: Pakistan’s Squad:
The Pakistani squad for the World cup semi-final against New Zealand is as follows:
Babar Azam (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hassan Ali
The Pakistan team is full of experienced campaigners who have been in good form leading up to the World cup. The batting line-up looks solid with the likes of Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez in good nick. The bowling attack has plenty of variety and will be led by the experienced Wahab Riaz. Overall, Pakistan will be a tough team to beat in the semi-finals.
1. The first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 26th June.
2. Birmingham is the second largest city in England and has a rich history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. Today, the city is a vibrant cosmopolitan hub, with a diverse population and a wealth of cultural attractions.
3. Edgbaston is one of the largest cricket stadiums in England, with a capacity of 25,000. The ground has hosted many historic matches, including the first Test match played by an English team overseas (in 1902), and the first Test match to be played by a team from Pakistan (in 1954).
4. The semi-final will be a day/night match, with the start time scheduled for 6pm local time (5pm BST).
Nz vs Pak Live Score 2022
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New Zealand’s Previous Matches
New Zealand has performed well in the tournament so far, winning all but one of their matches. Their only loss came against Australia in the group stage, but they avenged that defeat in the final group match, defeating Australia by four wickets to finish atop the group.
In the knockout stage, New Zealand first defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in the quarter-finals. This was followed by a comfortable nine-wicket win over India in the semi-finals.
Against Pakistan, New Zealand will be looking to continue their good form and reach their second consecutive World Cup final.
Pakistan’s Previous Matches
Pakistan has played ten matches in the Cricket World Cup so far. They started their journey by facing the West Indies, where they lost by seven wickets. However, they came back strong and defeated England by 14 runs in their next match.
Pakistan then went on to lose to Australia by 41 runs, but they bounced back and defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets. In their next match against Bangladesh, Pakistan won by 94 runs.
They then had a string of victories, defeating South Africa by 29 runs, New Zealand by six wickets, Afghanistan by three wickets and India by 180 runs. However, their winning streak came to an end when they lost to England by 31 runs.
In their most recent match against the West Indies, Pakistan won by 7 wickets. This victory has led them to the semi-finals where they will face New Zealand.
1. Toss Prediction
The toss could play a crucial role in the outcome of this match. Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat first in all three of their previous matches against New Zealand, including their most recent encounter in the group stage of this tournament. However, New Zealand have won four of the last five tosses they have lost in ODIs.
Given the conditions at Old Trafford, which are expected to be overcast and favour seam bowling, batting first may not be the ideal option. Pakistan’s decision to bowl first if they win the toss could give them an advantage, as they would be able to make use of the conditions and put pressure on New Zealand’s batsmen.
When two cricketing giants collide, it is always a spectacle to behold. The New Zealand Pakistan semi-final match at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup promises to be just that.
Both teams come into the match in strong form, with New Zealand having won all but one of their matches in the tournament so far, and Pakistan having put in some impressive performances, most notably their upset victory over tournament favourites England in the group stage.
On paper, New Zealand are the stronger team and should win this match. However, as we all know, cricket is a game of surprises and anything can happen on the day.
We predict that New Zealand will win this match by a margin of around 20 runs.