T20 World Cup 1st Semi-Final: The group stage is over and we are heading towards the knockout stage of the World Cup. The Blackcaps will face off Pakistan in the first semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Sydney on Wednesday. New Zealand ended the league stage as group winner, while 2009 T20 World Cup champions Pakistan qualified to the semifinals after the dramatic finish in group B.
Venue – The first semifinal will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan in Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Date and Time- The match will be played on 9th November 2022 at 01:30 PM IST.
Table of Content
- 1 Pitch Report
- 2 Weather Report
- 3 Journey in T20 World Cup 2022
- 4 Head to Head
- 5 Probable Playing XI
- 6 Pakistan Playing XI
- 7 Pakistan Probable Playing XI vs NZ in Semi-Final T20 World Cup 2022
- 8 New Zealand Playing XI
- 9 Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Semi-Final
- 10 Winner Prediction of 1st Semi-Final
- 11 T20 World Cup 1st Semi-Final Pakistan Vs New Zealand - Who will win this match?
T20 World Cup 1st Semi-Final: The pitch at SCG is batting friendly and high scoring match is expected.
Weather: The sky is clear and no rain is predicted on this venue. We will get to watch an entertaining game and can be the best match of the tournament?
Journey in T20 World Cup 2022
New Zealand finished off the league stage on high note. They defeated the defending champion Australia and shared a point with Afganistan due to rain. In the third match, Blackcaps defeated Sri Lanka, but lost to England in fourth. However they came back with a dominating win over Ireland.
Pakistan got off a rough start losing to India and Zimbabwe, but they bounced back winning three back to back matches against Netherlands, South Africa and Bangladesh. Netherlands helped Pakistan to qualify for semifinals who pulled off an shocking victory over South Africa.
Head to Head
T20 World Cup 1st Semi-Final NZ vs PAK: Both these teams have played against each other 6 times in T20 World Cup history. However Pakistan have a sensational record against New Zealand. Out of 6, they managed to win 4 matches.
|Stats||Matches||NZ Won||PAK Won|
|At Sydney Cricket Ground||0||0||0|
|In the last 5 matches||5||1||4|
|In T20 World Cup||6||2||4|
Pakistan vs New Zealand head to head— All About Cricket (@allaboutcric_) November 8, 2022
In T20 world cup :
6 Matches (PAK 4 & NZ 2)
Pakistan has upper hand against New Zealand, Can they beat the black caps and enter the finals ? 🤔 #T20WorldCup
Form of skipper Babar Azam is major concern for Pakistan. He will try to get back in the knockout stage. Rizwan, Shan Masood and Iftikar played some good innings. Shadab Khan will again play a major role. Shaheen Afridi has got his form back, will surely cause trouble to the opponents.
Glenn Philips has been a game changer for New Zealand. They would be expecting another fine knock from him in the semifinal. Kane Williamson has returned back to form is major relief to the team. Santner, Southee, Ish Sodhi, Ferguson and Boult have looked like a solid unit and will look to restrict Pakistan to a low total.
Probable Playing XI
Pakistan Playing XI
Probable XI Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.
Pakistan Probable Playing XI vs NZ in Semi-Final T20 World Cup 2022
|Babar Azam (captain)||Pakistan|
|Shadab Khan (vice-captain)||Pakistan|
|Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper)||Pakistan|
|Mohammad Wasim Junior||Pakistan|
New Zealand Playing XI
New Zealand Playing XI – Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell, Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Semi-Final
Semifinal 1: Wednesday, New Zealand v Pakistan, SCG, 1.30 PM IST
Final: Sunday November 13, MCG, 1.30 PM IST
Winner Prediction of 1st Semi-Final
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T20 World Cup 1st Semi-Final Pakistan Vs New Zealand – The Cricket festival, Marquee event at the final stage.