Following their historic win against India on Sunday, which ended Pakistan’s World Cup jinx against their neighbours and arch-rivals, Pakistan prepare for another historic clash against New Zealand on Tuesday in their second T20 World Cup match.
For New Zealand, who reached the tournament’s semi-finals five years ago before succumbing to England, this will be their debut encounter. They had previously lost both of their warm-up matches against Australia and England, but remain a force to be reckoned with and are considered one of the teams most likely to finish in the top four.
The Black Caps, on the other hand, will face an emotionally charged and optimistic Pakistan team on Tuesday, a side that enters the mega event bitter about New Zealand and England’s cancellations of scheduled tours to Pakistan.
New Zealand arrived in Pakistan for the first time since 2003, but their limited-overs tour was abruptly called off minutes before the start of the first one-day international in Rawalpindi, with security officials claiming an unspecified threat.
England, who were scheduled to send their men’s and women’s teams shortly before the T20 World Cup, quickly followed suit, citing player workload rather than security worries.
Pakistan will now try to pour their irritation and anger over the last-minute cancellations into their performance on the field, and to maintain the clinical approach that allowed them destroy India by ten wickets on Sunday.
Everything you need to know about the next encounter is included below:
When will Pakistan and New Zealand play in the T20 World Cup 2021 Group 2 match?
Pakistan’s match against New Zealand will take place on 26 October 2021.
What is the venue for Pakistan’s match against New Zealand?
The match will be held at Sharjah’s Sharjah International Cricket Stadium.
When does Pakistan’s match against New Zealand begin?
The match is scheduled to begin at 7.30 p.m. IST. At 7 p.m. IST, the coin toss will take place.
Which television networks will carry Pakistan’s match against New Zealand?
Star Sports Network will broadcast the match. The match will also be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar. Additionally, you can visit Firstpost.com for live updates and analysis on a case-by-case basis.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan (wk), Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Todd Astle, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.