Pakistan will need pride in its records against New Zealand, but in this World Cup, the Kiwi team is preparing to write a new story.
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between Pakistan and New Zealand T20 World Cup 2022 The first semi-final match will be played. Both the teams will face each other on the Sydney ground on November 9 and in this match, Kane Williamson’s Kiwi team is all set to break the pride of Pakistan. In this tournament, Group 1 topper New Zealand has been weak over Pakistan in the World Cup, but this time it is running in tremendous form and while Pakistan’s team has reached the semi-finals with a faltering, Kiwi team against Pakistan. Will come on the field to break the chain of defeat.
In fact, Pakistan’s team had once reached the verge of being out of the tournament. Babar Azam’s team was preparing to return home after being beaten by India and Zimbabwe in the Super 12, but the Netherlands defeated South Africa and made its way and then Pakistan defeated Bangladesh to make it to the semi-finals.
Pakistan dominate New Zealand in World Cup
However, the way the equation was made, it looks like history repeating, because in the 1992 ODI World Cup too, Pakistan reached the same semi-final, where after defeating New Zealand, they entered the title match and won the title. So far, Pakistan had defeated New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 1992 and 1999 ODI World Cup and 2007 T20 World Cup, but this has become a thing of the past.
Pakistan registered big victory all three times
Both Pakistan and New Zealand teams faced each other for the first time in the 1992 ODI World Cup, where Pakistan won the match by 4 wickets. Then in the semi-finals of the 1999 ODI World Cup, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 9 wickets. In the semi-finals of the 2007 T20 World Cup, Pakistan won by 6 wickets.
New Zealand was the runner up 3 times
Since 2015, the New Zealand team has been rocking the ICC event. Runner up of 2015 and 2019 ODI World and 2021 T20 World Cup. In such a situation, this time Pakistan cannot take this team lightly. Kane Williamson’s team will try to put pressure on Pakistan by giving initial shocks, in fact Pakistan’s batsmen are struggling with a drought of runs.
Babar’s form became a headache
Pakistani captain Babar could not even score a total of 50 runs in this tournament so far. While Mohammad Rizwan is also not seen in the old style. At the same ground in Sydney, New Zealand’s fast bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee shook the top order of Australia and Sri Lanka. Pakistan’s strong side is also its bowling. Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Captain Williamson are looking in good form among the New Zealand batsmen.