NZ vs PAK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 09, 2022

NZ vs PAK Match Prediction - Nov 09, 2022

The T20 World Cup 2022 edition has been fantastic. Matches have been closely fought, there have been a number of upsets, and no one knew who is playing in the semi-finals till the very last group match. Now, it is time for the biggest matches of the World Cup. 

The first semi-final will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan. Their route to this stage may be different and luck may have played a bigger factor in one's journey than the other but that does not matter. Both New Zealand and Pakistan are two wins away from being crowned the World Champions. 

The best cricket betting sites have Pakistan as the slight underdogs going into this match. Let us have a closer look at both teams and see which one is likely to come out the winner. 

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Semi-Final T20 World Cup 2022. The match will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on the 9th of November 2022. 

NZ vs PAK Team Previews

New Zealand

New Zealand has reached the semi-final thanks to a massive victory against Australia. Its match against England ended in a heavy loss and it did not let its guard down against the other teams. We think if there was one team in the entire T20 World Cup that Pakistan would have not wanted to play in the semis then that would be Pakistan. 

New Zealand and Pakistan played a tri-series (Bangladesh being the other team) just prior to the World Cup which Pakistan won. Also, New Zealand's batters will be wary of facing the Pakistani spinners in Sydney. 

We know how New Zealand will approach this match. Finn Allen will play ultra aggressively, Kane Williamson will look to bat through, and the rest of the batters will target favorable matchups. Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips are in good form but the rest of the batting is vulnerable. 

Daryl Mitchell, Mitch Santner, and Jimmy Neesham are the three big-hitting all-rounders in the lineup but they have not delivered. One or two early wickets could really leave New Zealand vulnerable. 

Much like Pakistan, New Zealand would like to maximize its bowling resources to break this match open. Trent Boult, time Southee, and Lockie Ferguson have been around for long enough and have done it in the past. Three-four good overs early on could help New Zealand get ahead. 

That is what the Black Caps must bank on. 

New Zealand Playing 11

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, KS Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, TG Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.


Pakistan's bags were packed, tickets booked, and experts had started the autopsy of this tournament. However, they now find themselves in the semi-final with a great chance to win the T20 World Cup 2022! We think Pakistan should be able to play with a lot more freedom than it so far has. 

The addition of Mohammad Haris to the batting lineup has added another free-flowing batter that is ready to bat with intent. With Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam struggling for runs at the top of the order, Mohammad Haris is a valuable counter to have. 

Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Nawaz have all done quite well with the bat also. In fact, the expected frail middle order has carried the Pakistani batting the entire tournament. We think Pakistan's batting resources are well-used and the team could end up surprising New Zealand. 

The real match-winning thrust will come from the Pakistani bowlers. Shaheen Afridi picked up four wickets in the previous match but we still don't think he is at his best. Haris Rauf and Mohammad Wasim Jr. have been brilliant while Naseem Shah and Mohammad Nawaz have bowled decently as well. Shadab Khan has a big role to play as the best spinner in the entire tournament so far. 

There are no easy overs when you face Pakistan and that is something that could make a massive difference to the outcome. 

Pakistan Playing 11

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.

NZ vs PAK Toss Prediction

There have been six matches played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the T20 World Cup 2022 edition so far. All but one of them has been won by the team that has batted first. We think the captain that wins the toss would like to set a score for the other team to chase.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The weather forecast in Sydney is excellent for cricket. There is no rain expected and we should not have any interruptions. The surface in Sydney can be a bit slow and so the spinners are always in play. Teams will look to take pace off and use their cutters. 

A score of around 160-170 could be very good in this match.

NZ vs PAK Betting Tips

We are going to back Pakistan to win this match. It has a very good bowling attack and a batting lineup that is better than what most people give it credit for. New Zealand's recent record against Pakistan has been a bit sketchy and we think its batting lineup is very vulnerable to a few early wickets. 

Bet on Pakistan to win.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Total Wickets in the Match

    Over 12.5 (1.75)


Sydney's wicket can be a bit difficult for the batters to get going and so the bowlers are always in with a chance. With the pressure of a World Cup semi-final, batters can be forced to take risks that they otherwise would not. We think Over 12.5 wickets for the match is a good option.

  1. Parimatch


    Total Match Stumpings

    Over 0.5


Pakistan has a couple of good spinners in its lineup and New Zealand has Mitch Santner as well. A stumping is never really out of the question when the surface has a bit of help. We like the odds and think this bet is worth the risk.

  1. 10CRIC


    Kane Williamson Total Runs

    Over 20.5 (1.83)


Williamson has not been in great form but an aggressive knock at a strike rate of 174 would have helped him get in the groove. He is also someone that thrives on the big stage. We think he is more than capable of making a big impact in this match and are betting on Over 20.5 runs for him.

Today Match Prediction

Pakistan To Win the Match, 2.04

Bet Tip Here

Who will win NZ vs PAK

New Zealand 54.34% (1034)
Pakistan 45.66% (869)
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