New Zealand vs Pakistan, NZ vs PAK, New Zealand, Pakistan
New Zealand vs Pakistan, NZ vs PAK (Credits: Twitter)

The PAK vs NZ semi-final 1 of the T20 World Cup 2022 will be played in Sydney on November 9. The match starts at 7 pm local time which is 1.30 pm IST. This is Pakistan’s sixth entry in the semis out of eight editions of the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, this is New Zealand’s third straight entry in the T20 World Cups semis. They made it to the semis in 2016, 2021, and 2022. 

New Zealand have been a very different team since the 2019 ODI World Cup. They have qualified for the knockout stage ICC every ICC event since then. They also won the 2021 ICC World Test Championship by beating India in the final. Here they have a chance again to make their second T20 World Cup final in two years.

They lost to Australia in last year’s final in Dubai. The Kiwis have their bases covered heading into the first semifinal up against Pakistan, who defeated them back in the 2007 T20 World Cup semi-final. 

Pakistan National Cricket Team
Pakistan National Cricket Team (PC-Getty Images)

Pakistan would consider itself a touch lucky to make it to the final. South Africa’s loss to the Netherlands meant that Pakistan just had to beat Bangladesh to make the semis which they did efficiently. India were confirmed a semi-final spot even before they played their match against Zimbabwe. 

It was not a smooth ride for Pakistan to the semis. They lost to Zimbabwe in a shocking defeat after losing to India in their very first game. Victories against the Netherlands and Bangladesh did not come easy. They won against South Africa on DLS after rain played spoilsport. Despite the odds, the Babar Azam led-side made it to the semis and are now ready to challenge the Kiwis in the first semi-final. 

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Pic Credits: Twitter

Babar Azam’s batting form has been the biggest concern for the side. He has scored just 39 runs in this T20 World Cup so far with a best of 25 in the game against Bangladesh. The man who scored 939 T20I runs in 2021 has not been in good form since the Asia Cup.

Mohammad Rizwan has also struggled with the bat in this T20 World Cup. He scored 1326 runs in 2021 and 924 till now in 2022. However, he has not looked in good touch in this T20 World Cup so far scoring just 103 runs in five matches. He is yet to score a fifty in this World Cup. 

PAK vs NZ Live Streaming Details- When And Where To Watch Pakistan vs New Zealand Live In Your Country? ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Semi-Final 1

New Zealand tour of Pakistan
Pakistan vs New Zealand. Credits: Twitter

In India

Star Sports is the official broadcaster of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in India. Hence, Star Sports channels will broadcast all the matches of the tournament in India. The live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hoststar, where fans with subscriptions can enjoy the matches.

In Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, RTA Sports and Ariana TV will broadcast ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

In Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, Siyatha RV will present the live-action of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

In Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, Gazi TV, T Sports, and BTV will broadcast the matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

In Pakistan

In Pakistan, PTV Sports and Ten Sports will present the tournament to viewers.

In Nepal

In Nepal, Star Sports will broadcast the tournament.

In Australia

In Australia, Kayo Sports and Foxtel will present the live telecast and live stream of the tournament.

In New Zealand

In New Zealand, Sky Sports will present the live telecast of the tournament.

In South Africa

In South Africa, SuperSport will present the live-action of the tournament.

In the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports Cricket will present the live telecast of the tournament.

In the Caribbean (West Indies)

In the Caribbean region (West Indies), ESPN will present the live-action of the tournament.

In the United States

In the United States, Willow TV and Willow Xtra will present the live streaming and live telecast of the matches of the tournament.

In Canada

Willow TV Canada will present the tournament in Canada.

In UAE and Middle-East

In UAE and Middle-east, BeIN Sports will present the live action of the tournament.

In Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore

Astro Cricket will present the live telecast of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Yupp TV will present the live streaming in Hong Kong while Singtel will present the live streaming in Singapore.

Also Read: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Semi Final 2022, Schedule, List, Umpires, Date, Fixtures, Team, Tickets, Criteria

Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.