After registering a 10-wicket win over India, Pakistan are set to play their second match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 against New Zealand on Tuesday. Pakistan performed brilliantly in all three departments of the game against India on Sunday. He was brilliant on the field and with the ball in the first innings.
Shaheen Shah Afridi sent both the openers back to the hut to set the tone for the win. The bowlers bowled very long and never allowed India to change gears. Virat Kohli remained firmly on one end and wickets kept falling at the other end.
After a brilliant bowling by Shaheen Afridi in the powerplay, Shadab Khan with his turn and deceit kept the opposition guessed in the middle overs as he conceded just 22 runs in his four-over spell including the wicket of Rishabh Pant.
Haris Rauf bowled all his overs in the death overs and didn’t bowl a single bad over. His deceptively slow deliveries proved difficult for India to hit big shots. This fast bowler of Pakistan gave only 25 runs for 1 wicket in his four over spell. As a result, India could manage only 151 runs on the good batting surface of Dubai. Pakistan was as good in the second innings as it was in the first innings.
Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan gave the team a great start as the Men in Green did not lose a single wicket in the powerplay. Both took a little risk and kept rotating the strike regularly.
Also, he made sure that he sent the bad balls to the boundary rope. Both remained unbeaten till the end and took the team home in 17.5 overs. Babar Azam scored 68 runs in 52 balls, while Mohammad Rizwan scored 79 runs in 55 balls.
On the other hand, New Zealand will play their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday. New Zealand have a quality line-up and certainly have the potential to spoil Pakistan’s pace. He didn’t make a great start to his campaign, however, losing both his practice matches.
Tim Southee proved expensive in both games but you would expect him to lead the attack with Trent Boult. Having said that, Lockie Ferguson is bowling really well and is making a good case for himself in the playing XI. As far as spin is concerned, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi are likely to be cut.
New Zealand have a strong top order with players like Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips. Guptill looked in fine form in both the matches and it is a positive sign for New Zealand. He is likely to pair with Devon Conway for the opening slot.
Glenn Phillips’ last few innings in the shortest format don’t inspire much confidence and could cause some tension for New Zealand. What’s more, because his lower-middle order is not known for consistent performances.
Jimmy Neesham smashed 31 off 18 balls in the warm-up match against Australia but whether he will be able to replicate a similar performance against Pakistan remains to be seen.
Pak vs New Zealand Live Streaming Details- When and where to watch New Zealand Vs Pakistan in your country? match 19
In India: Star Sports will broadcast this T20 World Cup 2021 match live in India. Disney+ Hotstar VIP will provide the live streaming platform for this match.
(Besides English and Hindi commentary, the match will be available in six other regional languages)
in sub-Saharan Africa
SuperSport (SuperSport Cricket) will bring live action from this T20 World Cup 2021 match in sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa and Zimbabwe.
in the United Kingdom (UK)
Sky Sports (Sky Sports Cricket) will bring the live action of the match to the United Kingdom (UK).
in the Caribbean
ESPN will bring the live action of this T20 World Cup 2021 match to the Caribbean region. Flow Sports app will bring the live stream of this IPL match.
in the United States
Willow TV will provide live streaming services of this T20 World Cup 2021 match in the United States of America (USA) and Canada.
Fox Sports (Fox Cricket) is about to bring the live-action of this match to Australia.
in New Zealand
Sky Sport (Sky Sport 2) will broadcast the match live in New Zealand.
United Arab Emirates:
Etisalat CricLife will broadcast the match live in the United Arab Emirates.