PAK Playing 11: In the Match 19 of the T20 World Cup 2021, the Pakistan team will clash with the New Zealand team. They will be upbeat after winning their last league game against India.
In the last fixture, the Pakistan bowlers put up a clinical show to beat the Indian team for the first time in T20 World Cup history. The bowlers were terrific to contain the opposition to a score of 150, which was not enough in Dubai. While the openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan continued their rich form in the T20 format by scoring half centuries and helping the team to win the match by 10 wickets.
The Pakistan team are coming into this game after securing a confidence boosting victory against the Indian team. Their bowlers were spot on with their executions in the power play and death overs. The player of the match Shaheen Afridi took 2 wickets in his first spell which set up the match for the team. Then other bowlers were supportive to keep opposition under pressure and post a below par total on the ground.
While the batters Babar Azam and Rizwan took the team by their superb capabilities to rotate the strike well and hit boundaries in a consistent manner. No changes are expected in the Pakistan team for this fixture.
PAK Playing 11 (likely)
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
WATCH PAK vs NZ LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar App. The Pakistan team will be delighted to win the crucial encounter against the Indian team and will be confident of beating the New Zealand team in their 2nd fixture of the tournament. The bowling as well as batting performances were top notch and would look to continue the same form. The different plans of Disney+ Hotstar have been floated by the telecom companies in their recharges. While the user can also opt to subscribe solely the VIP/ Premium Pack to watch the T20 World Cup 2021.
1. Babar Azam
The captain of the Pakistan team played an anchor role in the first fixture of the tournament and was quite successful in hitting bad balls out of the park. He scored 68 runs off 52 balls, which was a quite remarkable innings. In 62 T20I matches, Babar has amassed 2272 runs at an average of 48.34
2. Mohammad Rizwan
The player has hit most runs in T20I format in 2021 with an average of 103. Rizwan proved himself yet again with a fantastic knock of 79 off 55 balls against India. He was active to rotate the strike well, and accelerated the innings to keep their run rate steady as well. He has an impeccable average of 52, and has 1144 runs in T20Is.
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3. Shaheen Afridi
The tall left arm fast bowler has been the best performer for the past 2 years for the Pakistan Cricket in limited overs cricket. He dismissed Rohit, Rahul, and Virat in the last fixture, and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture. Shaheen Afridi has 35 wickets in 31 T20Is.
4. Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman is one of the most talented T20 batters in the Pakistan Cricket. He has played quite well in the ICC tournaments and can be trusted due to his track record. In 54 T20Is, he has accumulated 1021 runs at an average of 21.72.
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