NZ vs PAK Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 1st Semi-Final of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

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Match Preview

NZ vs PAK: The ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022 has reached its last leg. After a marathon of group matches, the semi-finals are all set to begin on Wednesday. New Zealand will face Pakistan in the first semi-final. The game will be hosted at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on 9th November 2022.

The runner-ups of the last edition of the T20 World Cup, New Zealand, sailed through the semi-finals after finishing as the table-toppers of Group 1. The batters have been in good shape, especially Glenn Philips and Finn Allen. The skipper is finding his groove back. After missing out on the last season by a whisker, New Zealand would want to finish the line this time around.

Meanwhile, a miracle has brought Pakistan into this position. After almost losing all hope, they earned a lifeline after South Africa shockingly bowed out. Hence, Pakistan has a shot at redemption. Coming back to their performance, the openers are still struggling. The middle order turned the previous game around for them. The pacing unit is strong as well. The team lately has been coming together as a unit and would put up a good fight in the semis.

Match Details for NZ vs PAK

Series: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: 9th November 2022 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Details for NZ vs PAK

The previous games played here in the tournament have largely assisted batters. The boundaries are longer, which would produce a task for batters. The pacers can make good use of this aspect by bowling with an appropriate plan. Bowling first would be a good option on this wicket surface.

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wicket-keeper), Kane Williamson (captain), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult


Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

Match Predictions for NZ vs PAK

New Zealand is the probable winner of this game. They have been the most consistent team in the tournament. After defeating all the big teams, they are much more confident about this fixture. The team is lethal on paper and on the field as well. Whereas, Pakistan has a lot to prove with this lifeline. The team has to perform together as a unit. A couple of boys cannot defeat a team like the Black Caps. Overall, an enthralling contest is on the cards for sure.

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