T20 WC 2022 | New Zealand vs Pakistan | Fantasy tips & predictions

New Zealand and Pakistan are set to face each other in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup. New Zealand had comfortably qualified for the semi-finals, topping their group with 7 points and only losing one match. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan scratched and clawed their way to the semi-finals, winning only 3 out of 5 matches. 

At one point, the qualification chances for Pakistan seemed pretty slim. They had to depend on the results of other teams for them to qualify. After losing their first two matches against India and Zimbabwe, Pakistan won three consecutive matches against the Netherlands, South Africa, and Bangladesh. The men in green finished second in their group, ending the super 12 with 6 points.

Match timings

Match toss time: 13:00 IST (07:30 AM GMT)

Match start time: 13:30 IST (08:00 AM GMT)

Match venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney


Matches played:28. NZ: 11. PAK: 17

Notable Stats

Highest run scorer: Kane Williamson (538 runs)*

Highest wicket-taker: Tim Southee ( 28 wickets)*

Weather conditions

NZ vs PAK pitch

Team News & probable playing Xl

No changes are expected in the teams unless a player is injured.

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi,  Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

Pakistan: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Mohammad, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah

Must- Picks

Glenn Phillips and Shadab Khan are the two must-picks in your fantasy XI. Glen Phillips is the highest run scorer for New Zealand in this T20 World Cup, scoring 195 runs in 4 matches with an average of 48.75. Shadab Khan is the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in this T20 World Cup, taking 10 wickets in 5 matches with an economy of 6.22.

Kane Williamson and Shaheen Afridi are the other two players you must pick to boost your line-up. Kane Williamson has a good record facing Pakistan in T20I's, scoring 538 runs in 18 matches, with an average of 35.63. Shaheen Afridi is Pakistan's second-highest wicket-taker, taking 8 wickets in 5 matches with an economy of 6.21.

NZ vs PAK fantasy team

NZ vs PAK fantasy team
Sportco fantasy team

Captain & Vice-captain picks

Glenn Philips Shadab Khan T20 WC 2022
Kane Williamson (C) & Shadab Khan (Vc)


Sportco predicts Pakistan to beat New Zealand and qualify for the finals of the T20 WC 2022.


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