The stage is set for the Semi Final Clash between Pakistan and New Zealand at Sydney wherein all tickets have already been sold out.
The jam-packed Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) with a crowd capacity of over 40,000 will host the first Semi Final of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday.
New Zealand topped the Group 1 whereas Pakistan stood second in Group 2 to qualify for the semis.
Till date, eight ICC Men’s T20 World Cups have been held since 2007, and Pakistan being the only team reached the Semi Finals six times.
Pakistan’s Semi Finals in T20 World Cups
|2007||New Zealand||Cape Town||Pakistan won by 6 wickets|
|2009||South Africa||Nottingham||Pakistan won by 7 runs|
|2010||Australia||Gros Islet||Australia won by 3 wickets|
|2012||Sri Lanka||Colombo||Sri Lanka won by 16 runs|
|2021||Australia||Dubai||Australia won by 5 wickets|
New Zealand reached the T20 World Cup Semi Finals four times in 2007, 2016, 2021, and 2022. The only time they succeed to go through to the Final was in 2021 but they lost to Australia at Dubai by 8 wickets.
New Zealand and Pakistan meet at the SCG with a spot in the Final up for grabs 💪
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) November 9, 2022
It’s fourth time that Pakistan and New Zealand are facing each other in ICC World Cup Semi Finals, and the former has a 100 percent winning ratio.
Head to Head in T20 World Cups: Matches 6, Pakistan won 4, New Zealand won 2
Pakistan vs New Zealand in ICC World Cup Semi Finals
|ICC World Cup 1992||Auckland||Pakistan won by 4 wickets|
|ICC World Cup 1999||Manchester||Pakistan won by 9 wickets|
|ICC World Twenty20 2007||Cape Town||Pakistan won by 6 wickets|
|ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022||Sydney||Awaited|
Overall, Pakistan and New Zealand have played 28 T20Is from 2007 to 2022. Out of them, Pakistan won 17 matches while New Zealand 11.
- Mohammad Rizwan (Wicket Keeper)
- Babar Azam (Captain)
- Mohammad Haris
- Shan Masood
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Shadab Khan
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Mohammad Wasim
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Haris Rauf
- Naseem Shah
New Zealand’s Playing XI against Pakistan (Probable):
- Finn Allen
- Devon Conway (Wicket Keeper)
- Kane Williamson (Captain)
- Glenn Phillips
- Daryl Mitchell
- James Neesham
- Mitchell Santner
- Tim Southee
- Trent Boult
- Ish Sodhi
- Lockie Ferguson
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