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T20 World Cup semi-final: New Zealand chose to bat first against Pakistan

No changes in Pakistan playing eleven

New Zealand chose to bat first after winning the toss against Pakistan in the first T20 World Cup semi-final being played in Sydney.

Both the teams have decided to stay with the playing XI they had in their last matches.

This is the fourth time that both the teams are seeing each other in a world cup semi-final.

Pakistan triumphed in four matches, while New Zealand so far has managed to win two.

The winner of today’s match will book a place in the final at MCG opposite the top dog of the semi-final between India and England. 

New Zealand has thrashed the hosts and won all but one of their matches in this tournament so far.

While the green team is set to pose challenges, but there’s no doubt that the Black Caps are equipped to handle them, which makes for a mouth-watering contest on paper.

Pakistan Playing XI:
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

New Zealand Playing XI:
Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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