Pakistan vs New Zealand T20 World 2022 – Semi Final Preview

Pakistan vs New Zealand

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.

Pakistan vs New Zealand

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

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

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

TerritoryTV BroadcastLive Streaming
AfghanistanAriana TV and Ariana NewsAriana TV website and www.sports.afghan-wireless.com
AustraliaFox Sports 501 & Channel 9 HD, 9GemHDFoxtelGo, FoxtelNOW and Kayo / 9Now
BangladeshGTV, BTV, T SportsRabbithole
CanadaWillow TVDisney+ Hotstar
Caribbean IslandsESPN and ESPN2ESPN Play Caribbean
Central & South America and Mexico ESPN+
Continental Europe and SEA(excluding Singapore) YuppTV
Hong KongAstro Cricket via NowTVYuppTV
IndiaSS1(HD+HD), SS1 Hindi(SD+HD), SS1 Tamil, SS1 Telugu, SS1 Kannada, SS2(HD+SD)Disney+ Hotstar
Maldives, Nepal, BhutanSS1(HD+HD), SS1 Hindi(SD+HD), SS1 Tamil, SS1 Telugu, SS1 Kannada, SS2(HD+SD)Yupp TV
MalaysiaAstro CricketYupp TV
MENACricLife and CricLife MaxStarzPlay & Switch TV
New ZealandSky Sport NZskygo.co.nz;skysportnow.co.nz
Pacific IslandsTVWAN Action and TVWAN SportsDigicel app
PakistanPTV Sports, A-Sportswww.ptvsports.pk, Daraz, Tapmad, JazzARY ZAP
SingaporeHubSports 4 and HubSports 5Simulcast of their linear channels on StarHub TV+
Sri LankaSirasa TV, Dialog TV & Event TVwww.kiki.lk & Kiki app
South Africa and Sub-Saharan AfricaSuperSport Grandstand & SuperSport CricketSuperSport app
UKSky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports MixSkyGO + Sky Sports App
USAWillowTVESPN+ app

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