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T20 World Cup: Pakistan to play New Zealand in first WC semi-final today

The First T20 World Cup semi-final between Pakistan and New Zealand is scheduled Today (Wednesday).

According to Pakistan Standard Time, the semifinal match will begin at 1 pm at Sydney Cricket Ground (PST).

Pakistan will rely on its resurgent pace battery after their star bowler Shaheen Afridi showed signs of form by picking up wickets against Bangladesh.

In recent matches, Pakistan’s middle order has also shown signs of improvement. The 2009 champions are still concerned about their openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s sluggish start.

The standout in New Zealand’s batting lineup has been Glenn Phillips. In four matches during the Super 12 stage, he scored 195 runs.

Mitchell Santner, a spinner, has been important in bowling, taking eight wickets in four games. Overall, New Zealand appears to be a fairly balanced team with some outstanding power hitters.

Last year’s World Cup saw both teams advance to the semifinal round, with Pakistan exiting after losing to eventual champions Australia while New Zealand advanced to the final.

At the Adelaide Oval stadium in Adelaide, Australia, on Thursday, India and England will play in the second semifinal.

Before the big match of the major cricket tournament, the Black Caps trained in Sydney. With the exception of captain Babar Azam, who worked out by himself for an hour and a half, the Pakistani players took a break.

Given that they have won their last three Group games, the Men in Green appear to be confident. With the same winning combination, they will compete against New Zealand. The Black Caps are also unlikely to make any roster adjustments.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.

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