Pakistan vs New Zealand: The first semi-final of the T20 World Cup will be played between Pakistan and New Zealand today. This match between both the teams will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground. Both the teams have prepared fiercely for this match. In such a situation, today is expected to be very exciting. For Pakistan, their star batsman Shan Masood would like to maintain his form. In the bowling, Shadab Khan will go into the semi-finals with the intention of doing wonders.
Shan Masood did wonders with the bat
Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s bat could not play in the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, the whole of India’s batting was carried by Shan Masood on his shoulders and so far in this tournament he has batted brilliantly. In the first match against India, Shan had handled the team playing a half-century innings of 52 runs, while against Zimbabwe he also played an important innings of 44 runs. Shan Masood has so far scored 134 runs in this World Cup, which is more than all the batsmen of Pakistan in this World Cup.
Shadab became the King of Pakistan in bowling
Pakistan’s right-arm leg break bowler Shadab Khan has been in excellent form in the T20 World Cup. He has taken 10 wickets in 5 matches of this World Cup for his team. Shadab has bowled match-winning in many important matches of the tournament. He is also the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan. The special thing about Shadab is that he makes useful runs for the team with bowling as well as batting.
What can be the playing XI of both the teams
New Zealand Possible Playing-11: Finn Allen, Devan Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.
Pakistan Possible Playing-11: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.