In another intriguing contest, New Zealand is set to take on Pakistan at the Edgbaston, Birmingham. Apart from India, the Blackcaps are the only side to remain unbeaten in this World Cup. Pakistan must be desperate for another win if they want to stay alive in this tournament. Pakistan registered a comprehensive victory against South Africa while New Zealand escaped a narrow defeat against West Indies in their previous encounters. Kane Williamson would be eyeing to maintain their winning run in this campaign when they collide with Pakistan tomorrow. After a sloppy start in this World Cup, Pakistan will now have to win all their remaining games to keep their semi-final hopes alive.

 

Match Details

 

Date: Wednesday, 26th June 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

Venue Stats

 

Avg 1st Innings score: 227

Avg 2nd Innings score: 180

Highest Total: 408/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Lowest Total: 70/10 (25.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Highest Chased: 280/4 (53.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 129/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs ENG

 

 

Head-to-Head 

Total: 106

New Zealand: 48

Pakistan: 54

Tied: 01

N/R: 03

 

Head-to-Head at WC

Total: 08

New Zealand: 02

Pakistan: 06

 

Team News

 

New Zealand

  • Tom Blundell might make his World Cup debut against Pakistan, replacing Tom Latham to provide some firepower in the middle order.

Pakistan

  • Shaheen Afridi and Haris Sohail will keep their place in the starting lineup.

 

Squads

 

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

Pakistan

Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & W), Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain

 

 

Key Players

 

New Zealand

  • Kane Williamson
  • Ross Taylor
  • Trent Boult

Pakistan

  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam
  • Wahab Riaz

 

Probable Playing XI

 

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro/Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson

Pakistan

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & W), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, and Md Amir