New Zealand take on Pakistan in the first semi-final in Sydney on November 9. The Kiwis have made it to their third straight T20 World Cup semis. They played in the final in 2021 but lost to Australia. The Kiwis topped Group 1 winning three out of the five games losing one and one game ending in a no-result.
In terms of head-to-head against Pakistan, The Kiwis have lost 11 out of the 28 games. Pakistan won 17 of those games. In T20 World Cups as well, Pakistan has had the wood over the Kiwis winning four out of the six games played.
New Zealand registered big victories over Australia and Sri Lanka. Their match against Afghanistan was rained out. They lost against England and won their final Super 12 game against Ireland to advance to the semis as the top team in Group 1. In this article, we take a look at New Zealand’s likely playing XI against Pakistan.
PAK vs NZ: New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI AgainstPakistan – ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Semi-Final 1
Martin Guptill / Fin Allen
Allen has scored 91 runs in 4 games at an average of 22.75. He boasts of an outstanding strike rate touching close to 190. Meanwhile, Guptill is yet to play his first game in this World Cup. He is the third-highest run-scorer in T20Is in world cricket and has scored 526 runs against Pakistan, the most by any Kiwi batter to date.