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[box type=”shadow” align=”alignleft” class=”” width=””]   Pakistan vs New Zealand Prediction : New Zealand play well enough to secure themselves. A Paki fight back may not be sufficient despite mistakes on field by the Kiwis. We go with a New Zealand win.[/box]

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 Pakistan vs New Zealand – Preview

New Zealand have been the smartest team in the World T20, adapting to situations and to opponents. Theirs was the slightly tougher group and they’ve convincingly overcome the bigger team – India and Australia. Pakistan’s fortunes have been mixed. They raised hopes with a commanding performance against Bangladesh and then looked jaded against India.

A victory against Pakistan today will see New Zealand through to the semi-finals, but no matter the form Shahid Afridi’s team is in, they will not be pushovers. The Kiwis will bank once again on their spinners to hurt Pakistan. Mitchell McClenaghan, after his impressive showing against Australia, should lead the pace attack.

For Pakistan, matters have only gotten worse. Injuries to Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Hafeez will most likely see them sit out of the match. The negativity being directed at the Pakistani players after the loss to India may just be the catalyst for an inspired team performance.

New Zealand head in as favourites and only a bold prediction would pin Pakistan as the winners. Certainly won’t be easy to call, but we’ll have our match prediction ready at the start of the game. Look for this prediction and all other Word T20 cricket predictions on our site.

New Zealand (possible) 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Kane Williamson (capt), 3 Colin Munro, 4 Corey Anderson, 5 Ross Taylor, 6 Grant Elliot, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan/Trent Boult, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Adam Milne/Tim Southee

Pakistan (possible) 1 Sharjeel Khan, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Mohammad Hafeez/ Khalid Latif, 4 Umar Akmal, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 7 Shahid Afridi, 8 Imad Wasim/ Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Mohammad Irfan, 10 Mohammad Sami, 11 Mohammad Amir