NZ Playing 11: The New Zealand team will clash with the Pakistan team in the Match 19 of the T20 World Cup 2021. They lost both their warmup games and would look to improve their performances.
In the last fixture, the New Zealand team lost to England in the warmup games. The team was given a target of 163 runs on the board, with Ish Sodhi being the top bowler with 3 wickets, and duo of Southee- Ferguson picking 1 each. Then, the batters like Devon Conway and Martin Guptill were impressive, but the other batters did not produce good enough performances and team fell short by 13 runs.
The New Zealand team will play the tournament with their A squad, as opposed to the squad they lost against the Bangladesh team. The likes of Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Jimmy Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, and Lockie Ferguson will be back in the mix. They have a very strong squad, and most of the players are coming after playing in similar conditions at the IPL. The other key players for the team will be Martin Guptill, Mitchell Santner, and Ish Sodhi. The team would look to start their tournament with a clinical win in this fixture.
NZ Playing 11 (likely)
New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson
WATCH PAK vs NZ LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar App. The New Zealand team will be a looking to forget the losses of the warmup matches to do well in their opening fixture of T20 World Cup 2021. The team just missed by a whisker in the match against Australia, and would look to improve their performances to match up to the standards of the Pakistan team. The viewers who don’t have the luxury of TV can watch the entire Pakistan vs New Zealand live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.If Pakistan wins, they can be the probable semi finalist from this group.
1. Kane Williamson
One of the highest rated batsman across all the formats, Williamson has been impressive to be the best batter of the team for the past few years. He would take the confidence of scoring runs in UAE for the past 1 month to benefit the New Zealand team.
2. Martin Guptill
The opener was impressive in the warmup matches with his quickfire contributions to give the team a good start in the power play overs. He is an experienced campaigner and would look to be proficient in his responsibilities. In 102 T20Is, Guptill has amassed 2939 runs at an average of 32.29
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3. Lockie Ferguson
Another fast bowler has been taken in place of spinner, due to the Pakistanis being very good at playing them. Lockie with his express pace and perfect line lengths can bamboozle the opposition batsman, like in the IPL 2021.
4. Trent Boult
The left arm fast bowler will be looking to excel in his craft against the strong Pakistan team to start their campaign with a win. He has been lethal with his wickets in the power play overs and can push in toe crushing yorkers in the death overs.
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