Pakistan and New Zealand clash in the 1st Semi-Final (N) of the Men’s T20 World Cup in Sydney on November 09, 2022. The match start time is 1:00 PST.
New Zealand wins toss and bat first.
After their narrow defeat to India in their opening game, Pakistan decided to sacrifice the extra batter in order to play the fourth quick. As tempting as it may be to strengthen their batting depth in a knockout game – by bringing in, say, Asif Ali for Mohammad Wasim – it seems unlikely they’ll change a combination that’s worked for them.
Pitch and weather report
Teams batting first have won five out of six games played at the SCG so far at this World Cup.
There is a small chance of rain on Wednesday morning, but the weather should clear up by the time the match is scheduled to start.
PTV Sports live streaming info
Those of you in the USA can watch this semi-final LIVE on ESPN+.
Viewers in India can watch on STar Sports website.
Who said what
Kane Williamson praises their semi-final opponent on the eve of the match.
Matthew Hayden, the Pakistan team mentor, says that a big Babar innings is not far away.