The ongoing T20 World Cup is finally reaching it’s end as India, Pakistan, England and New Zealand emerged as the four semi-finalists for this tournament. Team India topped the table from Group 2 as they will face England in pursuit of the final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. On the other hand, Pakistan who miraculously qualified from Group 2 will take on New Zealand on Wednesday at the Sydney Cricket.
New Zealand vs Pakistan First semifinal of T20 World Cup 2022
Pakistan are all set to lock horns with New Zealand in the first semifinal of T20 World Cup 2022 in Sydney on November 9. Babar Azam’s men were staring at a possible exit from the tournament after losing their first two games against India and Zimbabwe but they won the remaining three matches back-to-back to stay alive.
Rain has been the biggest villain in the T20 World Cup this year, washing out multiple matches. Though the rain curse hasn’t been as deadly in Group 2, in Group 1, it has seen some important matches being abandoned, leading to a chaotic situation from the semi-finals qualification perspective.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Match Details:
Match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, Semi-Final 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
Date and Time: November 9 2022, Wednesday, 01:30 pm IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
New Zealand vs Pakistan Pitch Report
The pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground is a belter of a track. The batters enjoy batting on this surface as the ball comes nicely onto the bat. The bowlers will have to be disciplined with their lines and lengths while bowling on this surface to avoid damage.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Weather Forecast
According to the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, the weather in Sydney on November 9 will be clear, with temperatures going up to a maximum of 23 degrees. There are just 20% chances of rain throughout the day.
According to Accuweather, there are 0% chances of rain, so the weather should be pleasant for an epic battle between New Zealand and Pakistan.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Probable XIs
New Zealand Probable XI
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Pakistan Probable XI
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi