Fireworks were galore as the Sydney cricket ground is all set to host its first Semi-final of this year’s T20 World Cup. In today’s t20 world cup match, the Kiwis will take on Pakistan in an ultimate showdown where the winner takes all. Courtesy of a blunder by South Africa, Pakistan raced its way to the semi-finals. Meanwhile, New Zealand topped the table to get to the penultimate encounter and seem to be unbreakable.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 9th November 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
New Zealand vs Pakistan- Previews and Betting Tips
After the woes of their last year’s T20 world cup finals against the Aussies, New Zealand are all set to claim what’s rightfully theirs. Three wins and a defeat later, they topped the group and made their way into the semi-finals. Before this, they played their last Super 12 game against Ireland. Being asked to bat first, the Kiwis looked in fine touch. Skipper Kane Williamson’s 35-ball 61 and cameos from others helped New Zealand post a mammoth target of 186. While defending, the Kiwi pace attack tore through the Irish batting line-up. Lockie Ferguson's 3/22 and Tim Southee’s 2/29 helped the Kiwis bag a 35-run win and claim a semi-final berth.
Meanwhile, former world champions Pakistan have edged their way into the semi-finals. They had no hopes of qualifying until the inevitable happened when the dutch side claimed a historic win over the proteas. That cleared the pathway for Pakistan and now they have a clear shot at the coveted trophy. In their last group stage game, they faced Bangladesh and walked off with a convincing win over them. Shaheen Afridi’s fantabulous 4/22 helped Bangladesh surrender on just 127/8. While chasing, the Pakistani openers got to a slow but steady start. Rizwan contributed with a run-a-ball 32 while skipper Babar Azam struggled for this 33-ball 25. Mohammad Haris’ 18-ball 31 helped Pakistan claim a 5-wicket win.
Despite their current forms, Pakistan have won 4 of the 5 previous encounters against New Zealand. In addition to this, they have received a golden opportunity and wouldn't let go of it. Hence, we predict Pakistan to win this encounter. For a thrilling encounter like this, we recommend all our users enjoy live betting. It helps you earn rewards and cash prizes even at minimal investments. In-game betting, over and under, match-winner, and three-way betting are the best types of options available. These provide the best returns on investment with the help of exceptional match odds. Always remember to keep track of team performance and weather conditions as they can be highly influential to the outcome.
Since batting is their strongest suit, the Kiwis will be highly reliant on their go-to batters, Devon Conway & Glenn Phillips. The duo has been amazing so far in this competition. Overall, in their previous 10 matches, they’ve scored 378 and 366, respectively. Conway has a brilliant batting average of 54 while Phillips has a phenomenal strike rate of 168.66. Meanwhile, experienced speedster Tim Southee leads the charge for the bowling department. He has 16 scalps in his last 10 matches and he will be accompanied by Ish Sodhi, who has 11 wickets in his recent ten. With the past head-to-head record, this won’t be a smooth semi-final for New Zealand.
Squad: Kane Williamson(C), Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson
Pakistan have nothing and everything to lose here. They have come a long way and have been blessed with an opportunity like no other. Their opening pair has always done the job for them and they need to step up. Mohammad Rizwan & Babar Azam scored just 304 and 231 runs in their past 10 games and need to go all the way. As for the bowlers, they have done a magnificent job through and through. Speedster Mohammad Wasim has picked up 14 scalps in 9 recent matches. Meanwhile, leg-spinner Shadab Khan has 13 to his name in ten. The introduction of Mohammad Haris has been exquisite and with Shaheen Afridi back in form, the Kiwis have a storm coming their way.
Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Babar Azam(C), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Harris, Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
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Pitch and weather Conditions
It’s expected to be a warm and sunny day with as minimal as a 4% chance of precipitation. The temperatures will gradually decrease from 21 to 19 degrees while humidity will stay around 52%. As for the pitch at the SCG, it has always been a batting beauty. With the average first innings score of 187, batting will seem easier for both sides. However, the pitch has always been on the drier side which will let spinners have their say. The square boundaries are quite short, whereas the mid-wicket boundaries are on the bigger side. After winning the toss, Both captains may opt to bat first as batting first has been the mantra to win at this venue. We can again expect a good score in the 1st innings of the match.
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||New Zealand to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – New Zealand||Finn Allen||4.70||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||New Zealand||1.84||Check Odds on Crickex|