New Zealand vs Pakistan Semi Final Match Preview

New Zealand vs Pakistan

New Zealand vs Pakistan Semi Final: Cricket fans are ready to witness another great T20 World Cup fight. The first semi-final of the 2022 T20 World Cup will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan on Wednesday 9 November 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. We are posting a safe, accurate, and secure match prediction of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 today.

Today’s Match Prediction – New Zealand vs Pakistan Who Will Win

The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 had been fantastic and most of the matches in this tournament were close. We also saw some big surprises in this tournament. Pakistan was defeated by Zimbabwe, while the Netherlands beat South Africa and South Africa beat India. The defending champion, Australia, did not even qualify for the semi-finals. South Africa and Australia were the two favorite teams to qualify for the semi-finals just before the start of this tournament. The Netherlands were excellent in this tournament in our opinion, even though they are not in the semi-finals, they qualified directly for the 2022 World Cup.

New Zealand was the top-performing team in Super 12 Group 1. New Zealand vs Pakistan played five matches with three wins to their name. They lost only one game, while their only game was washed away by the rain. They currently lead the Super 12 Group 1 points table and are just two games away from the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup title. Pakistan got lucky in this tournament. The chances of qualifying for the semi-finals were slim, but the Netherlands played the leading role for Pakistan by beating South Africa in an important match. Pakistan also played five matches with three wins to their name. They lost two matches to India and Zimbabwe but are happily in the semi-finals.

Match Details

  • Match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Semifinal, ICC T20 World Cup
  • Date and time: November 9, 13:30
  • Venue: Sydney
  • Live Streaming: Crickex

NZ vs PAK likely to play XIs and Squad

NZ Probable Playing XIs: Devon Conway, Finn Allan, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Southee, Boult, Ferguson

New Zealand T20 World Cup Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

PAK Probable Playing XIs: Babar Azam, Rizwan, Haris Mohammad, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah

Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris.

Head-to-head matches New Zealand vs Pakistan

New Zealand played 28 matches against Pakistan where they won 11 matches while Pakistan won 17 matches.

Pitch report and conditions for today’s game

The first semi-final of the 2022 T20 World Cup will be held at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. We had noted in previous games played here that the pitch here at this location is good for hitting. The delivery is dynamic and fast, and scoring runs is not very easy in the early and middle overs. We expect the surface to become slower and a little harder to hit in this game. A score of 180 is going to be difficult.

Weather forecast for today’s game

The weather forecast for today’s game in Sydney predicts some clouds on match day and the forecast also predicts some chance of rain, but we expect a full and uninterrupted game.

Start prediction in today’s match prediction

The draw plays a major role in deciding all T20 World Cup matches. Having a good total on the board is always a big advantage in these kinds of big games. According to our toss prediction, the team that wins the toss can choose to bat first. Remember that a total of six ICC T20 World Cup matches were played at this venue and all matches were won by the first batting team.

Favorite team in today’s match prediction

New Zealand is generally a strong team compared to Pakistan, at least on paper. According to our cricket match prediction, New Zealand is the favorite team to win this match. Many factors make New Zealand a favorite team to win this match. Some of the key factors are mentioned below:

  • New Zealand is the best-performing team in this tournament
  • New Zealand’s top batsmen are in good form
  • Pakistan has a stronger bowling unit than New Zealand
  • Pakistan won the most matches played against New Zealand
  • Both teams struggle with the batting order, but Pakistan’s average batting order is doing well.
  • Pakistan has more hitting and bowling depth than New Zealand

Chance to win today’s game for both teams

New Zealand is full of experienced and young players in the t20 format. The batting order for this team is also strong and some well-known t20-format batsmen are part of this team’s roster, so the chances of winning today’s game against New Zealand are increased. The comparison of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win today’s cricket match is given below.

  • New Zealand has a 52% chance of winning this match
  • Pakistan has a 48% chance of winning this match