The T20 Cricket World Cup has reached the semifinals, with four teams remaining in the competition. The first T20 Cricket World Cup semifinal will be played on Wednesday, with Group 1 winner New Zealand facing Group 2 runner-up Pakistan. The first semifinal match will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Meanwhile, in the other semifinal on Thursday, Group 1 runner-up England will face Group 1 winner India. The tournament’s four strongest teams will face off on Wednesday and Thursday to determine the tournament’s winner.
New Zealand came in second place at the T20 Cricket World Cup 2021. The New Zealand team has never won the T20 Cricket World Cup. Their best finish came in 2021, when they were defeated in the final by Australia.
Pakistan won the 2009 T20 Cricket World Cup. Pakistan has not reached the tournament’s final since winning it over a decade ago.
At the time of writing, the betting odds are close. It should be an exciting match between two of the best T20 cricket national teams in the world.
T20 Betting Odds New Zealand vs Pakistan
New Zealand is the slight favorite among bookmakers. The Kiwis have the best betting odds of 4/5 to win the T20 Cricket World Cup for the first time.
According to leading bookmakers, Pakistan has the best betting odds of 1/1. In terms of betting odds, there isn’t much to choose between these two teams. The odds may change depending on bettor activity in the days leading up to the game.
With seven points, New Zealand dominated Group 1. Their only blunder came at the end of Super 12 Group 1 play, when they were defeated by England. Pakistan, on the other hand, just made it out of Group 2.
Pakistan finished with six points, two points less than India. South Africa and India appeared to be heading out of Group 2, but the former succumbed in their final two games.
Pakistan has won four of their last five Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand. New Zealand has previously come close in tournament finals but has never won a trophy. This may be New Zealand’s moment.
When is the New Zealand vs. Pakistan T20 match?
On Wednesday, November 9, New Zealand and Pakistan will face off in the T20 Cricket World Cup semifinals. The World Cup opponents will square off at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The game will kick off at 19:00 (7:00 PM) local time.
The game will begin at 8:00 a.m. UK time on Wednesday. Cricket fans can look forward to some great T20 cricket from Australia.
What is New Zealand’s schedule for the T20 Cricket World Cup?
- Australia 111 vs. New Zealand 200/3 at Sydney Cricket Ground on October 22.
- Afghanistan vs. New Zealand – October 26 at Melbourne Cricket Ground – Cancelled
- Sri Lanka 102, New Zealand 167/7 – October 29 at Sydney Cricket Ground
- England 179/6 vs. New Zealand 159/6 – November 1 at The Gabba
- Ireland 150/9 New Zealand 185/6 – November 4 at Adelaide Oval
What is Pakistan’s T20 Cricket World Cup schedule?
- India 160/6 vs Pakistan 159/8 at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23.
- Zimbabwe 130/8 vs. Pakistan 129/8 – October 27 at Perth Stadium
- Netherlands 91/9 Pakistan 95/4 – October 30 at Perth Stadium
- South Africa 108/9 vs. Pakistan 185/9 at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 3.
- Bangladesh 127/8 vs. Pakistan 128/5 – November 6, Adelaide Oval
H2H Betting on New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 Cricket
The Black Caps may be the most well-rounded team in the T20 World Cup 2022. They should be able to handle the challenges that Pakistan throws at them. Pakistan, on the other hand, has a strong head-to-head record against New Zealand.
Before Wednesday’s T20 Cricket World Cup semifinal, the teams had played 28 matches. Pakistan won 17 games and New Zealand won 11. In T20 cricket, Pakistan has been nearly unbeatable on neutral ground against New Zealand. Pakistan has a 10-3 record against New Zealand in 13 neutral-site matches.
New Zealand has lost four of their last five T20Is against Pakistan. History favors Pakistan, but form favors New Zealand.
Key Players in New Zealand vs. Pakistan
Mitchell Santner of New Zealand has performed admirably in Australia. He hasn’t faced many left-handed batters, though. He has only struck out seven left-handed batters.
Santer could face a flurry of southpaws against Pakistan, who can call on Shan Masood and Mohammad Nawaz.
New Zealand will most likely stick to their winning formula and field their preferred starting XI from previous games. Michael Bracewell, the all-rounder, is expected to remain on the bench.
Pakistan should use similar strategies as they did in the Super 12. Following their defeat to India, Team Pakistan sacrificed an extra batter in order to play faster. The strategy worked, and Pakistan should keep it up.
During the T20 Cricket World Cup, the first team to bat won five of the last six games at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, and Lockie Ferguson for New Zealand.
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
Betting Predictions: New Zealand vs. Pakistan
New Zealand performed admirably in the Super 12 tournament, reaching the semifinals with only one defeat. Pakistan was defeated by India in the first round of the tournament before getting their act together. The first semifinal matchup should be a nail-biter.
Pakistan has long dominated New Zealand. If you want to bet on history, you should consider backing Pakistan. However, New Zealand advanced to the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup final, where they were defeated by Australia.
The Black Caps have played well and are in good form, despite their Super 12 loss to England. Our betting tips prediction is to back New Zealand, the team of the moment.
You might want to place your wager after seeing which team wins the coin toss. The teams that batted first at the Syndey Cricket Ground won five of the six T20 Cricket World Cup matches.