New Zealand v Pakistan T20 World Cup Tips


New Zealand vs Pakistan Match Details

  • Date: 2022-11-09
  • Start Time: 13:30
  • Location: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 1st Semi-Final
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • 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. 

New Zealand vs Pakistan Tips

Player of the Match: Shan Masood

Player Of The Match
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 1st Semi-Final

Coming into the tournament, the cricket fraternity was expecting flamboyant performances from the opening duo of Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. However, the two batters failed to live up to their reputation, and it is Shan Masood who surprised the cricket watchers with his phenomenal performance. He is the top run-getter for Pakistan in the event so far with 134 runs in five matches and an average of above 44. Masood also did well in the last game, as Pakistan played a do-or-die match against Bangladesh. He played a quick cameo of 14-ball 24 to help the Men in Green chase 128 runs.

Top New Zealand batter: Devon Conway

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 1st Semi-Final
  • Date: 2022-11-09
  • Best Odds: 3.75 @ 1xBet

The opening batter Devon Conway has been a revelation for New Zealand in the T20 World Cup. When the players like Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Fin Allen, and others failed to perform, the Chennai Super Kings star stepped up to ensure domination of the Blackcaps in the tournament. In four matches, Conway has collected 124 runs at an average of 41.33.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Shaheen Afridi

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 1st Semi-Final
  • Date: 2022-11-09
  • Best Odds: 4.0 @ 22Bet

Coming back from a serious injury, Shaheen Afridi was relatively quiet throughout the league stage. However, Pakistan fans can heave a sigh of relief as the pace sensational showed his tremendous form in the team’s last game against Bangladesh. Shaheen looked back in his element against the Tigers as he picked four wickets at an economy rate of 5.5. The ace seamer accounted for the wickets of Liton Das, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, and Nasum Ahmed to win the player of the match award. We are backing him to continue the golden form and ensure a victory for his team on Wednesday.