New Zealand is still unbeaten in the World Cup and is sitting at the top of the Points Table with 11 points and five wins. No wonder Kane Williamson will be looking to continue their winning run and hoping for his boys to be consistent in their trade.
Pakistan, on the other hand, is still struggling in the tournament and will require to win all of their remaining games. Currently, Pakistan is at number sixth spot in the Standings with just two wins in six games.
The match will be a crucial one for Pakistan as they will be looking to clinch the game in order to stay alive in the tournament.
- The CWC 2019, Match 33- NZ vs PAK will take place at 03:00 PM IST on Wednesday, June 26.
- The match will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Weather Forecast and Pitch Report:
Although the weather is set to be cloudy, no rain is expected on Wednesday, paving the way for a full game. Pacers will definitely get some help up front with off-pace deliveries being key on this surface, which is a touch on the slower side.
The Kiwis should field an unchanged team for yet another game after a brilliant win over West Indies. Colin Munro though has been a pale shadow of himself after a good start and might have to make way for Henry Nicholls who is a more solid batsman at the top of the order.
Squad: Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Probable XI: Colin Munro/Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.
Pakistan too should field the same side that played against the Proteas earlier in the week.
Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk & C), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain
Probable XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, New Zealand’s Tom Latham would be preferred over Pakistan’s skipper Sarafarz Ahmed, who is having a tough time in the World Cup 2019.
Batsmen: From New Zealand, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor are in good form. Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam can make it to the Dream11.
All-rounders: Colin de Grandhomme from New Zealand while Imad Wasim from Pakistan should be the right picks for Dream11.
Bowlers: For New Zealand, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult are the right picks for Dream11. While for Pakistan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan are the top picks.
Captain and Vice Captain: Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Martin Guptill, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (vc), Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham (wk), Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz.
- Captain: Kane Williamson
- Vice Captain: Babar Azam
Dream 11 pick #2:
Martin Guptill, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor (vc), Tom Latham (wk), Shadab Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Mohammad Amir, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.
- Captain: Kane Williamson
- Vice Captain: Ross Taylor