After thrilling qualification round where we saw the demise of only team to win ICC Wt20 twice West Indies knocked out of the tournament now all eyes are on Super 12 phase of ICC t20 world Cup which is schedule to start from October 22, 2022.
Match Preview – Pakistan vs New Zealand
After all if and but’s finally New Zealand will be facing an unlikely team in 1st semi final of ICC World T20 2022 in form of Pakistan. This will be New Zealand 4th time to make it to semi final of the global T20 event.
Pakistan who was down and out till the last day of super 12 matches but thankfully and upset victory of Netherlands against South Africa pave the way for Pakistan to have their 7th appearance in ICC World T20 semi finals which the most by any side.
New Zealand one of the most settled team which topped the the group A. Last years runner-up will look to continue their tradition of playing finals of the ICC events as they recently featured in final of all ICC events including Men’s 50 over world Cup, ICC Test Championship and ICC WT20 2021. They have been in fine form since last couple of years but recently beaten by Pakistan in a tri-series just before the world cup. This is will be New Zealand third consecutive appearance in WT20 semi finals which shows their consistency in ICC events.
On the other hand it is Pakistan’s second consecutive semi final . Winner of ICC Wt20 2009 have reached semi final 7th time which is the most by any side in ICC WT20. The team which started the tournament as one of the favorites lost their first two games and one of them was against Zimbabwe which dent their chances of qualification but somehow “QUDRAT KA NIZAM” have their say and they are now battling it out in semi finals once again. l
Team News – Pakistan vs New Zealand
Pakistan will maintain the wining combination and no changes expected unless a last minute injury to anyone. Induction of explosive batter Mohammad Haris in middle order has provided a new dimension to Pakistan batting. As openers haven’t done their bit as yet likes of Iftikhar, Shadab and Shan took Pakistan home several times in this year’s event.
Pakistan pace bowling got a much needed boost as Shaheen picked up four wickets against Bangladesh and showed signs of improvement in his match fitness. Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah have taken their responsibilities well with Mohammad Waseem Jnr is instrumental in death overs. Shadab Khan is the second highest wicket taker in super 12 phase with his controlled leg spin. Overall a complete unit with ability to stun opposition on their day.
1 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2 Babar Azam (capt), 3 Mohammad Haris, 4 Shan Masood, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Shadab Khan, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Mohammad Wasim, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Naseem Shah
New Zealand is one of the settled side and will maintain same combination which they are using throughout. Allen providing the explosive start at the top with Conway has the role carry the innings together. Kane Williamson face criticism for hos slow batting but in last match he played the role of aggressor. Glen Phillips have been explosive in the lower middle order.
Just like Pakistan New Zealand fast bowling trio is their main strength. Boult, Southee and Fergusan are three different types of bowlers who are playing their part exceedingly well. Ish Sodhi and Santner can be helpful in conditions in Sydney which suits the spinners historically.
1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway (wk), 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee, 9 Trent Boult, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Lockie Ferguson.
Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I Records
Both teams have faced each other 28 times in T20I matches. Pakistan won 17 times whereas New Zealand came out victorious 11 times. Pakistan maintained their dominance in ICC WT20 event as well. In 06 matches Pakistan clinch victory on 04 occasions and New Zealand won twice.
Pakistan vs New Zealand T20 World Cup Live Streaming and TV Broadcast
|Territory||TV Broadcast||Live Streaming|
|Afghanistan||Ariana TV and Ariana News||Ariana TV website and www.sports.afghan-wireless.com|
|Australia||Fox Sports 501 & Channel 9 HD, 9GemHD||FoxtelGo, FoxtelNOW and Kayo / 9Now|
|Bangladesh||GTV, BTV, T Sports||Rabbithole|
|Canada||Willow TV||Disney+ Hotstar|
|Caribbean Islands||ESPN and ESPN2||ESPN Play Caribbean|
|Central & South America and Mexico||ESPN+|
|Continental Europe and SEA(excluding Singapore)||YuppTV|
|Hong Kong||Astro Cricket via NowTV||YuppTV|
|India||SS1(HD+HD), SS1 Hindi(SD+HD), SS1 Tamil, SS1 Telugu, SS1 Kannada, SS2(HD+SD)||Disney+ Hotstar|
|Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan||SS1(HD+HD), SS1 Hindi(SD+HD), SS1 Tamil, SS1 Telugu, SS1 Kannada, SS2(HD+SD)||Yupp TV|
|Malaysia||Astro Cricket||Yupp TV|
|MENA||CricLife and CricLife Max||StarzPlay & Switch TV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ||skygo.co.nz;skysportnow.co.nz|
|Pacific Islands||TVWAN Action and TVWAN Sports||Digicel app|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports, A-Sports||www.ptvsports.pk, Daraz, Tapmad, Jazz, ARY ZAP|
|Singapore||HubSports 4 and HubSports 5||Simulcast of their linear channels on StarHub TV+|
|Sri Lanka||Sirasa TV, Dialog TV & Event TV||www.kiki.lk & Kiki app|
|South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport Grandstand & SuperSport Cricket||SuperSport app|
|UK||Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Mix||SkyGO + Sky Sports App|