The T20 Cricket World Cup is ready for the semifinals, as four teams are left in the competition. On Wednesday, the first T20 Cricket World Cup semifinal will take place as Group 1 winner, New Zealand, will play Group 2’s runner-up, Pakistan. The first semifinal will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Meanwhile, in the other semifinal, which will be played on Thursday, Group 1 runner-up, England, will play Group 1 winner, India. The tournament’s four strongest teams will meet throughout Wednesday and Thursday to determine the final of the tournament.
New Zealand finished second at the T20 Cricket World Cup 2021. The Kiwis have never won the T20 Cricket World Cup. Their best finish was in 2021, as they lost the final to Australia.
Pakistan won the T20 Cricket World Cup in 2009. Team Pakistan have not reached the final of the tournament since winning it over a decade ago.
The betting odds are close at the time of writing. It should be a fantastic match between two of the world’s best T20 cricket national teams.
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 Betting Odds
Bookmakers have New Zealand as the slight betting favourite. The Kiwis are at the best betting odds of 4/5 to win the final and claim a first-ever T20 Cricket World Cup title.
Pakistan are at the best betting odds of 1/1 according to leading bookmakers. There isn’t a lot between these teams in terms of betting odds. The odds could shift one way or the other depending on the bettor action in the build-up to the fixture.
New Zealand dominated Group 1 with seven points. Their only slip-up was a loss to England at the end of Super 12 Group 1 play. Pakistan, on the other hand, barely made it through Group 2.
Team Pakistan finished with six points, two points off of India. It looked like South Africa and India would make it through Group 2, but the former capitulated in their final two games.
Pakistan won four of their last five T20I cricket matches versus New Zealand. New Zealand have come close in tournament finals previously but never won a trophy. This could be New Zealand’s time.
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 - When is the match?
New Zealand and Pakistan will meet in the T20 Cricket World Cup semifinals on Wednesday, November 9. The World Cup rivals will play at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The match will begin at 19:00 (7:00 PM) local time.
The match will begin at 8:00 AM UK time on Wednesday morning. Cricket fans can wake up to some great T20 cricket from down under.
What is New Zealand’s T20 Cricket World Cup fixture list?
Australia 111 vs 200/3 New Zealand – October 22 at Sydney Cricket Ground
Abandoned: Afghanistan vs New Zealand – October 26 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sri Lanka 102 vs 167/7 New Zealand – October 29 at Sydney Cricket Ground
England 179/6 vs 159/6 New Zealand –November 1 at The Gabba
Ireland 150/9 vs 185/6 New Zealand – November 4 at Adelaide Oval
What is Pakistan’s T20 Cricket World Cup fixture list?
India 160/6 vs Pakistan 159/8 – October 23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Zimbabwe 130/8 vs 129/8 Pakistan – October 27 at Perth Stadium
Netherlands 91/9 vs 95/4 Pakistan – October 30 at Perth Stadium
South Africa 108/9 vs 185/9 Pakistan –November 3 at Sydney Cricket Ground
Bangladesh 127/8 vs 128/5 Pakistan – November 6 at Adelaide Oval
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 Cricket H2H Betting
The Black Caps may be the most complete team at the T20 Cricket World Cup. They should be able to contend with the challenges Pakistan through at them. However, Pakistan have a strong head-to-head record versus New Zealand.
The teams have played 28 matches before Wednesday’s semifinal at the T20 Cricket World Cup. Pakistan won 17 matches, while New Zealand won 11 times. Pakistan have been nearly unbeatable on neutral ground against New Zealand in T20 cricket. Pakistan are 10-3 against New Zealand in 13 matches at neutral venues.
New Zealand lost four of their last five T20I matches versus Pakistan. History favours Pakistan, although form is with New Zealand.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Key Players
New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner has bowled well in Australia. However, he hasn’t faced many left-handed batters. He has only thrown seven balls to left-handed batters.
Santer could come up against a flurry of southpaws against Pakistan, who can call upon the likes of Shan Masood and Mohammad Nawaz.
New Zealand are likely to keep with a winning formula and use their preferred starting XI from previous games. All-rounder Michael Bracewell is expected to remain seated on the bench.
Pakistan should also play similar tactics, as they did in the Super 12. After losing to India, Team Pakistan sacrificed an extra batter to play quicker. The tactic worked and Pakistan should continue in the same way.
It should be noted that the first team to bat in five of the last six games at the Sydney Cricket Ground won during the T20 Cricket World Cup.
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.
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.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Betting Tips
New Zealand played brilliantly in the Super 12 and reached the semifinal with just one defeat. Pakistan lost to India to open the tournament before getting their act together. The first semifinal should be a thriller.
Pakistan have historically dominated New Zealand. If you are going on historical betting, then you may want to back Pakistan. However, New Zealand reached the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup final, losing to Australia. The Black Caps have played well and are in form, although they lost to England in the Super 12. Our betting tips prediction is to back the team of the moment, New Zealand to win.
You may want to wait to make your bet after seeing which team wins the toss. The Teams hitting first at the Syndey Cricket Ground won five out of six matches at the T20 Cricket World Cup.