ICC Twenty20 World Cup
Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)
Round of 4
Pakistan and New Zealand face off in the first semi-final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 in Sydney. Both teams are familiar adversaries from prior tri-series in this region of the world.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
New Zealand opened their Super 12 campaign for the T20 World Cup 2022 with a crushing victory against defending world champions Australia. Williamson's team finished second in the T20 World Cup 2021. New Zealand lost to England but won Super 12 Group 1 to secure a spot in the first semifinal.
Having defeated New Zealand in New Zealand to win the tri-series trophy, Pakistan will be looking for a win with the momentum they have built over the past couple of Super 12 matches.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been in poor form, collecting only 39 runs in five games, but batting coach and team mentor Matthew Hayden revealed in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday (November 8) that he will continue to begin the innings with Mohammad Rizwan. Babar will be looking to recreate the magic of the 1992 World Cup team, who defeated New Zealand in the semifinals and went on to win the World Cup.
Expert Betting Tips
Pakistan may potentially have a psychological advantage in this winner-take-all contest. They recently defeated the hosts in the final of a T20 tri-series in New Zealand. They are aware of what to anticipate from this New Zealand team. Pakistan, as Williamson correctly pointed out, could not have been a more dangerous opponent.
- Pakistan Total Runs In First 6 Overs Over 41.5 for 1.8
- 3 - Over, Total Runs New Zealand Over 7.5 for 1.8
- 1 - Over, Total Runs Pakistan Over 5.5 for 1.95