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Pakistan vs New Zealand: T20 World Cup preview

Pakistan will be hoping for two out of two wins when they face New Zealand in the T20 World Cup on Tuesday.

As Pakistan approach the game with full confidence, New Zealand have not been a good preparation after a series of losses to Bangladesh and warm-up losses to Australia and England.

The draw will be key in Sharjah, with batting teams generally favored on ground that tends to be slow but showed signs of life in Sri Lanka’s win over Bangladesh on Sunday.

Start date, time and location in UK

The match will start at 3 p.m. BST on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.

Where to watch Pakistan vs New Zealand

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event.

Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online through the Sky Go app.

Pakistan vs New Zealand team news

It is difficult to see Pakistan making changes on the side that demolished India.

Team: Babar Azam, Mohammed Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Harris Rauf, Shaeen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohamed Nawaz, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammed Wasim, Sohaib Maqsood.

Kane Williamson is in doubt for the Black Caps as he treats an elbow injury that kept him from hitting in the warm-up loss to England.

Team: Kane Williamson, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

Prediction Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan may be one of the more unpredictable teams in the tournament, but their victory over India, coupled with New Zealand’s far-from-perfect preparations, could propel them to another victory.


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