Several days prior, New Zealand was faced with an almighty scare affability of Carlos Brathwaite’s maiden international ton. In any case, the Kane Williamson-led unit figured out how to beat the Windies by five runs. After six matches, the Black Caps are as yet beat and are at the highest point of the points table with a Net Run Rate of +1.306. The Kiwis are next scheduled to bolt horns with Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Then again, Pakistan is coming off a pounding triumph versus South Africa by 49 runs at the eminent Lord’s in London. In World Cup cricket, the Men dressed in Green have beaten New Zealand six out of eight times. Be that as it may, in the last 13 ODIs, the Asian team has beaten their adversary just once. In addition, Pakistan’s last triumph over the Kiwis outside the sub-continent returned route in 2011 in Hamilton.
Overcast conditions are normal for tomorrow’s match in Birmingham. Clouds will be there all through the game, yet there are no chances of rain for the present, something satisfying for the players and the fans. The environment will be cool with the temperature in the middle of 14 and 19 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be high however will descend as the game progresses.
The pitch the last game at this venue helped the bowlers to an enormous degree. The conditions are required to be miserable even next time and the pacers will have positive conditions. Runs may not be anything but difficult to stopped by. Remembering every one of the factors, gteams may wish to field first after winning the toss, make early breakthroughs and push the opposition on the back foot from the outset.
The Kiwis might need to give Henry Nicholls an opportunity as Colin Munro has recently not had the option to convey after his unbeaten 58 against Sri Lanka. Martin Guptill has appeared of splendor however is yet to create something substantial. It’s really apparent that Captain Kane and the dependable Ross Taylor need to continue producing the runs. Tom Latham needs to arrest his slump at the earliest.
Colin de Grandhomme scoring 60 versus the Proteas will keep him in great stead. James Neesham can smack the cowhide hard and his role is additionally essential, being their head all-rounder. In the bowling lineup, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson have been among the wickets also. Matt Henry would need to stop aside the horror of the previous match and take the park with a refreshed mindset.
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro/Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
Pakistan would need to field their triumphant combination from the last game. To the extent their openers-Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq-are concerned, it’s about time that they convert the begins something significant. Babar Azam, their driving run-scorer in the tournament, should be taking care of business. Mohammad Hafeez isn’t in the most noticeably awful of form either with the bat close by.
Haris Sohail replacing Shoaib Malik ended up being a masterstroke as the southpaw scored 89. In the bowling department, Mohammad Amir without a doubt holds the key with 15 wickets hitherto. Wahab Riaz has wrenched up the pace and unsettled feathers. Imad Wasim is yet to get a wicket in the tournament however has an economy of 4.85. Shadab Khan likewise returned to shape with the three-fer.
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & wk), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Probable Top Performer
Martin Guptill – New Zealand | Babar Azam – Pakistan
TV – Star Sports
Match Timings – 15:00 IST; 10:30 AM local
The prediction is for New Zealand to win the match.