Semi-Final 1 of T20 World Cup 2022 will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan(NZ vs Pak) on 09th November 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. Match will start at 01:30PM IST and 07:00PM Sydney time.
New Zealand and Pakistan have played 28 T20Is against each other so far. New Zealand have won 11 matches whereas Pakistan have won 17 matches. Before T20 World Cup, Pakistan won tri-series against New Zealand and Bangladesh in New Zealand, which will be making Pakistan as best contender to win 1st semi-final.
New Zealand has looked one of the best team in this tournament. They were at No in points table of Group 1. From 1st match onwards, they have played dominant cricket. For New Zealand, there have been different match winners on different days.
Devon Conway will be player to watch out for New Zealand and also he is best pick for captaincy for fantasy team. Kane Williamson is back with runs. Glenn Phillips is in brilliant form. These three are batsmans pick from kiwis team.
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Bowling of New Zealand has also looked best in the tournament. All the bowlers are among wickets. Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner have made batsmans struggle for runs. Ish Sodhi is also among wikcets. Boult, Southee and Sodhi once again will be dream11 picks for match.
Pakistan once again has done what they are known for in ICC events. No one would have thought they will be able to reach in semi-finals after 2 losses in 2 matches. They have looked different team in last 3 matches and also reached semi-finals.
For Pakistan, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are not among runs, but some players have taken responsibility. Middle-order of Pakistan is looking balanced. Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed are delivering with the bat. Rizwan and Iftikhar are players to choose in fantasy team from Pakistan side.
Shadab Khan has emerged as game changer for Pakistan. He is best player for Pakistan so far in this tournament. He will be pick with vice-captaincy option. Shaheen Afridi has got his form and he will be threat for kiwi batsmans. Haris Rauf is known for wicket-taking and economical bowling.
Best Playing XI for New Zealand:-
Finn Allen, Devon Conway(wk), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi
Best Playing XI for Pakistan:-
Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Babar Azam(c), Shan Masood, Mohammad Haris, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim
Dream11 Prediction Team for NZ vs Pak Match:-
Wicket Keepers – Mohammad Rizwan, Devon Conway(c)
Batsmans – Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson, Iftikhar Ahmed
All Rounders – Shadab Khan(vc), Mitchell Santner
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf