Another big battle in the men world cup 2019. The 33rd match of cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to play between Pakistan and New Zealand on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Get all live updates, match winner, toss, pitch conditions. We provide a sure report with the greatest accuracy.
Full Details of Today Match
The 33rd match of men cricket world cup is to be played between New Zealand and Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham. We are now at a stage where every team will be looking to confirming their spots for semis and hopefully we get to watch a good match.
Pakistan Team Analysis
Pakistan journey in the tournament is like a roller coaster as they have faced many ups and downs in 6 matches they have played. They have managed to win only 2 matches out of 6 with one match being a washout. They came back very strongly against South Africa after a disheartening defeat against India. With 5 points in their bag, they will fight very hard to get those 2 points and advance one step ahead to the semi-final.
Their decision to bowl first against India was very well criticized by every Pakistan fan and experts. Their major strength is their bowling and can defend any sort of score. Pakistan’s best bowler so far in the tournament is Mohammad Aamir who has taken 15 wickets in this world cup with an average of just 14.60. In the last match played against South Africa, he dismissed 2 good batsmen (Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla). Wahab Riaz and other bowlers are also bowling good and picking up wickets at the right time.
Pakistan’s batting department is a slight concern as they feel high pressure while chasing. They need to be mature enough to absorb any sort of pressure and chase calmly. In the match against South Africa, they put a good score of 308 after winning the toss. Both openers gave them a good start. Both Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq scored 44 runs each while Babar Azam being most consistent scored 69 runs. Haris Sohail was picked for that match as a finisher and he performed his role very playing a blazing knock of 89 runs in just 53 balls with 3 sixes and 9 fours.
New Zealand Team Analysis
New Zealand is looking the strongest and most balanced side in cricket world cup 2019. They have won all their matches except one washout. But they also need to rectify certain issues. Their last 2 matches have not been so great and need to do something before the start of knockout matches. Carlos Braithwaite’s mind-blowing knock opened the eyes of the kiwis and they will definitely try to rectify those issues.
In their last match against West Indies, New Zealand put up a total of 292 runs with help of great knock of Captain Williamson scoring 148 runs. He is been terrific in this world cup and performing consistently. Both openers Guptill and Munro need to do improve and give them a good start. Their performance with the bowling was not too impressing. Their pick of the bowler was Trent Boult who took 4 wickets giving away only 30 runs in 10 overs. Lockie Ferguson is also bowling good and took wickets at a crucial time. Their bowlers need to bowl with good line and length if they want to win matches.
Favourite team in today match prediction
According to our team and experts, New Zealand will be favourites. Some of the reasons are mentioned below-
- They have a strong bowling attack as compared to Pakistan
- They are still the unbeaten team and performing consistently
- Their batting order is excellent as compared to Pakistan.
Winning chances of both team
New Zealand is looking solid and strong and playing brilliant cricket and hence their winning chances have increased as compared to Pakistan. They will look to improve the mistakes they did in the last match and will come even more strongly. The percentage is mentioned-
New Zealand has 52% chances to win this match
Pakistan has 48% chances to win this match
Pitch report and weather forecasting in Today Match
The Edgbaston pitch was two-paced in New Zealand-South Africa match and the trapped moisture could render similar qualities to the surface in this match also. Weather will be better for the match with fewer chances of the shower. Spin will be a major strength and threat to the opposition team.
Toss in Today Match
The team winning the toss will bat first as it will be two-paced wicket and will not be an easy chase on this sort of wicket. Win the toss and bat first and defend the total with spin as your major attack.
Full match info
Date: Wednesday, 26th June 2019
Time: 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Venue details and some facts
Location: Birmingham, England
Ends: City End, Pavilion End
Time Zone: UTC +01:00
Home to: Warwickshire
Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imad wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain.
New Zealand squad
Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Trent Boult, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell.