The ICC T20 world cup 2021 has begun, and the teams have started their journey to hold the prestigious cup. According to theT20 world cup schedule match, no.19 is between New Zealand and Pakistan.
Date and Time
26 October 2021, 7:30 pm IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Sharjah's pitch has been slow and turning track. The pitch favors the bowlers, but the smaller boundaries can be beneficial to the batsman. Cricbro free cricket match tips suggest that the slow pitch supports bowlers more than the batsmen.
The temperature would be between 33°C – 28°C. Humidity would be 50%, and wind speed would be 10Km/h. Dew can also come into play in the latter half of the game, helping the batsman.
Exected playing X1:Pakistan
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam(C), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Expected Playing X1:New Zealand
Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson(C), Devon Conway, Glenn Philips, Tim Seifert (wk), Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson
Match Prediction: Pakistan
Pakistan has been in good form recently. They defeated West Indies in their first warm-up match and India in their first match of the t20 world cup 2021. Pakistan's main strength is its top order. In the past three games, one of their top three batsmen has scored a half-century, and in the match against India, the batsman scored a half-century and took the game away. The primary issue with Pakistan is their middle order and bowling. In their match against India, we saw Afridi taking two early wickets, but even after two early wickets, Pakistan could not stop India to a target of 130 or 140.
Similarly, South Africa chased 186 against Pakistan in the warm-up match. Still, Shaheen and Imad can be significant assets to the bowling department, and Rizwan, Babar, and Fakhar Zaman are vital players in the batting department for Pakistan. Get cricbro free cricket match tips for the t20 world cup 2021 and become a tipster.
Match Prediction: New Zealand
World, no 1 team in the Test and ODI format will be looking to lift their second ICC trophy in a single year. They're a strong side and have an excellent team. Even after their loss in the warm cup, they still have a heavy chance to be the semi-finalists. New Zealand has some of the best bowlers, which makes their bowling lethal. Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Lockie Ferguson as their quick guns. Lockie Ferguson had a great Ipl, so he will be the X factor in their bowling unit. But the only disadvantage they have is that they only have one spinner in their playing 11, which is Mitchell Santner, who is a great spinner but is one spinner enough in this UAE pitch. That's a question.
Talking about batting, then New Zealand has a good batting unit. They have aggressive openers like Conway and Guptill at the top and Williamson at number 3. They also have aggressive hitters like Neesham and Tim Seifert, but they lack consistency in their batting lineup if they can find that it's an unstoppable force.
According to cricbro match predictions today, the match would be a great delight to watch after the win of Pakistan against India. They might look like a strong side, but New Zealand looks like the stronger team on paper.