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If Pakistan go on to win this World Cup, which they are capable of doing, they may carry around some Netherlands flags just for good measure. After the shock defeat to Zimbabwe in Perth, Pakistan’s campaign looked in tatters. However, three strong performances and another South Africa choke later, here they are.

It promises to be a fascinating matchup against the ever consistent New Zealand. It’s yet another semi-final on the big stage for the Black Caps, where they were always odds-on to qualify after that magnificent takedown of Australia on this ground just over two weeks ago. Kane Williamson found some rhythm in the last match, part of a team that can take you down from various corners.

Both sides have enjoyed success at the SCG this tournament. In addition to thumping Australia, New Zealand also thumped Sri Lanka courtesy of a Glenn Phillips century. Pakistan kept their tournament alive with a brilliant victory over South Africa, led by Shadab Khan. However, in New Zealand’s win over Sri Lanka and Pakistan’s over South Africa, the top order crumbled. In a big game, such a scenario needs to be avoided.

Just before the World Cup, Pakistan beat New Zealand in the Tri-Series Final in Christchurch. This, of course, has a lot more at stake. A spot in the T20 World Cup Final is on the line, and neither side will take a backward step.

NZ vs PAK Possible Playing XI

Both teams look settled. They each have a good mix of pace and spin options for the SCG pitch.

For Pakistan, the emergence of Mohammad Haris in this tournament and brilliance of Shadab Khan means they aren’t relying on Babar and Rizwan anywhere near as much as they previously were.

New Zealand: 1. Finn Allen, 2. Devon Conway, 3. Kane Williamson (c), 4. Glenn Phillips, 5. Daryl Mitchell, 6. James Neesham, 7. Mitchell Santner, 8. Tim Southee, 9. Ish Sodhi, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Lockie Ferguson.

Pakistan: 1. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2. Babar Azam (c), 3. Mohammad Haris, 4. Shan Masood, 5. Shadab Khan, 6. Iftikhar Ahmed, 7. Mohammad Nawaz, 8. Mohammad Wasim, 9. Naseem Shah, 10. Haris Rauf, 11. Shaheen Shah Afridi

NZ vs PAK Head-to-Head Stats & Key Players

New Zealand:

  • Devon Conway has looked out of touch since his 92* against Australia on this ground. In six innings against Pakistan, Conway has struck 194 runs at an average of 38.80 and strike rate of 113.45.
  • Will Conway fire against high-pace? Since the start of 2021, Conway has scored just 120 runs off 128 balls against high right-arm pace in all T20s, and has been dismissed eight times.
  • Kane Williamson found form against Ireland (61 off 35 balls). Also, the skipper has the most runs in PAK-NZ T20Is (538) at an average of 35.87 and strike rate of 116.96, including 59 (38) in last month’s Tri-Series Final.
  • Glenn Phillips belted 104 in his last match at the SCG, against Sri Lanka. Expect the Black Caps’ number four to attack Pakistan’s spinners. Against Shadab, he has scored 63 off 37 in T20Is (one dismissal).
  • Tim Southee has taken 28 wickets in just 17 T20Is against Pakistan (avg. 17.29, econ. 7.12), and will be tasked with providing early wickets for the Black Caps.
  • Southee has conceded just 48 off 55 balls against Babar in T20Is (two dismissals). He also has good numbers against Rizwan: 45 balls, 45 runs, two dismissals.
  • Trent Boult has struggled against Pakistan in T20Is. In nine matches, the left-armer has taken just five wickets at an average of 59.80 and economy of 8.63.
  • However, Boult has taken total figures of 8/51 in 66 balls in three T20s at the SCG.

Pakistan:

  • Mohammad Haris has been an injection of intent in this Pakistan team. Against South Africa on this ground, he smashed 28 off just 11 balls followed by 31 (18) vs Bangladesh in Adelaide.
  • To target Haris, New Zealand’s bowlers may look to keep the ball away from his arc and then surprise him with inswinger or offcutter.
  • Babar Azam is still searching for his best form. Will this be his day? Against NZ, Babar has scored 359 runs at an average of 44.88 and strike rate of 121.28.
  • Mohammad Rizwan vs New Zealand: 8 inns, 219 runs, avg. 27.38, SR 114.06. This includes one score of 89. He needs to be wary of Ish Sodhi, who has dismissed him twice in 15 balls in T20Is (21 runs).
  • However, Rizwan has good numbers against Boult. In 50 balls in T20Is, he has scored 60 runs without dismissal.
  • Shadab Khan is an excitement machine. He smashed 52 off 22 balls and took 1/16 against South Africa on this ground last week.
  • Expect Pakistan to use Haris Rauf early. The pacer has a great record against Devon Conway in T20Is: 27 balls bowled, 29 runs conceded, four dismissals.
  • Rauf also has good numbers against Glenn Phillips: 21 balls, 26 runs, two dismissals.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi is starting to hit his best form. The seamer blew Bangladesh away with 4/22 on Sunday after he took 3/14 against South Africa on this ground.
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Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 28, New Zealand 11, Pakistan 17.
  • Pakistan beat New Zealand twice out of three meetings in the recent Tri-Series. But, conditions favoured chasing as opposed to what is the case in Australia.
  • Ish Sodhi vs Pakistan: 14 inns, 10 wickets, avg. 41.80, econ. 8.65. Mitch Santner fares better, with 12 scalps in ten innings at an average of 18.83 and economy of 6.65.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi vs New Zealand: 6 inns, 8 wickets, avg. 22.25, econ. 7.74.
  • Shan Masood is Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in this World Cup: 5 inns, 134 runs, avg. 44.66, SR 115.51.

SCG Pitch Report and Weather

Conditions are expected to be mostly clear in Sydney for this big clash on Wednesday evening. A max of 23 degrees is forecast, with temperatures set to drop below 20 degrees by the time the lights take full effect. More details here.

Chasing has been difficult at the SCG in this tournament. The team batting first has won four of the five matches, with England made to work very hard to chase Sri Lanka’s 141. The average first innings score in this tournament is 178.4, but the scores have gradually got lower (200, 205, 179, 167, 141).

NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Today Match 9 November 2022

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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T20 World Cup 2022 Semi Final 1: NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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T20 World Cup 2022 Semi Final 1: NZ vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Mohammad Rizwan
  • Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips
  • All-Rounders: Shadab Khan, Mitchell Santner
  • Bowlers: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Tim Southee

T20 World Cup 2022 Semi Final 1: NZ vs PAK Match Prediction – Who Will Win?

What a difficult match to predict. Both sides are capable of producing the goods on the day. But, in this pressure game, a score around 160 or more can definitely be a winning one.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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