Sunday’s World Cup stage is a battle of wits. Pakistan and New Zealand are entering the death match in Bengaluru. Only time will tell what ultimately happens there. The progress of these two teams to the semi-finals depends on the victory of this match. New Zealand has made their situation very difficult by losing the last three matches despite having a rough start. On the other hand, Pakistan returned to victory in the last match. It goes without saying that the win against New Zealand is adding more oxygen to the Pakistan camp.
At the moment, this match is a life and death fight for both teams. Everyone is waiting to see what happens in the end. However, New Zealand is leading in this match as well. But the Kiwi army could not show their performance in the last three matches. It is heard that Kane Williamson can return to the New Zealand camp after recovering from injury. Also, the Kiwi camp is paying extra attention to the bowling performance before going into this match. Everyone is waiting to see what happens in the end.
On the other hand, after losing four matches, Pakistan finally returned to the road of victory by defeating England. They kept the hope of the semi-final alive. However, Pakistan has to win this match to progress in that direction. Pakistan’s star cricketer Shaheen Afridi showed a remarkable performance there in the last match. Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq were also in good form in that match. Needless to say, their performance is a confidence booster for Pakistan.
Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium has always been an example of big runs. The same is likely to happen in this match. In the last five matches, the team that batted first won at this stadium. The precedent of winning by chasing the maximum 328 runs has been created in this field. If the toss is won in this field, the captain can decide to bat first.
New Zealand Vs Pakistan Probable XI
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee. Trent Bolt
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafiq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Raof
Head to head
Match – 115
New Zealand won – 51
Pakistan won – 60
Draw – 1
No result – 3
Time – 10.30 am (Indian Time)
TV Broadcast – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney + Hotstar