In the ongoing CWC, New Zealand is one such team who has improved constantly with each passing game. In fact, the Kane Williamson led team managed to defeat West Indies by mere five runs after facing the wrath of almighty scare courtesy Brathwaite’s maiden international ton.
On the other hand, Pakistan is one such team who are in a must-win game situation. If Pakistan wants to book a berth for the semi-finals they would need to defeat all other teams in the rest of the matches. After defeating South Africa, Pakistan is feeling very positive. Moreover, in the World Cup, the Men in Green have defeated New Zealand six out of eight times.
The Kiwis would be locking horns with the Men in Green at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
At this venue, the pitch for the last game has helped the bowlers to a great extent. As the conditions are to remain dim, it would be helpful for the pacers. So the team winning the toss should go for fielding.
1.After playing six matches, the Black Caps remain unbeaten. They were still on the top of the points table with a Net Run Rate of +1.306.
2.Kane Williamson is an automatic choice as the No.3 batsman with the New Zealand captain averaging over 186 in the tournament with two hundreds and a fifty.
3.Ross Taylor and Haris Sohail can be good options to complete the batting list as they are in good form.
1.Fakhar Zaman displayed a good form with the bat in Pakistan’s last game against South Africa and scored 44 runs.
2.Babar Azam, the team’s leading run-scorer in the tournament, needs to be at his best.
3.Mohammad Hafeez isn’t in the worst with the bat in hand.
4.For the bowling department, Mohammad Amir undoubtedly holds the key spot with 15 wickets thus far. Wahab Riaz has cranked up the pace and ruffled feathers.
The match is going to be an exciting one. In all probability, the Black Caps is going to win the match.