New Zealand vs Pakistan Match Details
- New Zealand topped the Group 1 points table with three victories, one loss, and one abandoned game.
- Pakistan finished in second place in Group 2 standings with three wins and two losses.
- The two teams have faced each other 28 times in the T20 Internationals and Pakistan have a lead in head-to-head records with 17 wins.
The runner-up of the last season, New Zealand will be hoping to reach one step closer to their dream of winning the first T20 World Cup on Wednesday. The team will be fighting a battle with Pakistan in the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
New Zealand were brilliant in the group stage of the ICC event. They kick started the tournament by defeating Australia and ended up at the top of the Group 1 table with three wins from five games. The team lost only one match against England by 20 runs. They concluded the group round with a victory against Ireland by 35 runs.
Speaking of Pakistan, they are a surprise entry in the playoffs. The team had lost almost all hopes of qualification. However, a poor performance by South Africa against the Netherlands paved the way for the team. Pakistan ended the league round of the T20 World Cup with three wins and two losses. Their two defeats in the competition came against India and Zimbabwe by four wickets and one run in their first two games.
The Green Army qualified for the top four in the T20 World Cup last year as well. However, they suffered a heart-breaking loss against Australia by five wickets after failing to defend 176 runs. Babar Azam & Men are likely to give their best performance to prevent history from repeating on Wednesday.