In another intriguing contest, New Zealand are all set to take on Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Apart from India, the Blackcaps are the only side to remain unbeaten in this World Cup. Pakistan on the other hand desperately need another win if they want to stay alive in the tournament.
Pakistan registered a comprehensive victory against South Africa while New Zealand narrowly escaped defeat against West Indies in their previous encounters. Kane Williamson would be eyeing to maintain their winning run in this campaign when they collide with Pakistan tomorrow.
After a sloppy start in this World Cup, Pakistan will now have to win all their remaining games to keep their semi-final hopes alive.
Date: Wednesday, 26th June 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 227
Avg 2nd Innings score: 180
Highest Total: 408/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
Lowest Total: 70/10 (25.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Highest Chased: 280/4 (53.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 129/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs ENG
New Zealand: 48
Head-to-Head at WC
New Zealand: 2
- Tom Blundell might make his World Cup debut against Pakistan, replacing Tom Latham to provide some firepower in the middle order.
- Henry Nicholls might replace Colin Munro at the top of the order.
Shaheen Afridi and Haris Sohail will likely keep their places in the starting lineup.
Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & W), Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain
- Kane Williamson
- Ross Taylor
- Trent Boult
- Babar Azam
- Wahab Riaz
Probable Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro / Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor,Tom Blundell / Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & W), Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Amir
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