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The group stages of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia have concluded, with four teams, New Zealand, England, India, and Pakistan, advancing to the semi-finals, which are scheduled for November 9 and 10.

After a grueling 27-day period, four teams out of sixteen managed to book their place in the semi-finals of the silverware event.

The Super 12s stage brought out some of the best performances from top international cricketers as they set the stadiums in Australia on fire.

During the round-robin matches, cricket fans witnessed plenty of excitement, and even on the last day of the group stages, the Netherlands’ shock win over South Africa helped Pakistan reach the semi-finals. Now, Pakistan and New Zealand will lock horns in the first semi-final on Wednesday at Sydney Cricket Ground while India and England will come face-to-face in the second semi-final on Thursday at Adelaide Oval. 

In this post, you’ll Read about
Strengths
Weaknesses
Opportunities

The 2021 T20 World Cup finalists New Zealand finished the Super 12 stage as the group toppers with only one defeat to their credit. The Blackcaps will be the top contenders to make the final, and here in this article, we analyze their team before they play against Pakistan in Sydney.

Strengths:

New zealand cricket team

New Zealand has been the best team in the T20 World Cup 2022 so far. A huge share of the credit for their success should be given to Kane Williamson. The New Zealand skipper has been brilliant with his tactics on the field. His decision to play Finn Allen over veteran Martin Guptill has proven to be the right call. Williamson’s style of captaincy might be very different from that of his predecessor, McCullum, but he has been successful in carrying forward the good work done by McCullum. Apart from this, New Zealand has several quality performers in their squad who have the experience and proven match-winning skills to do well in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

The best part about New Zealand’s success this year, different players have stood up at different times to make match-winning contributions. Finn Allen has the best strike rate in the tournament amongst openers, while Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, and Daryl Mitchell have made their presence felt with the bat. Glenn Phillips has been New Zealand’s MVP in this tournament. At 25, he’s the second-youngest member of the Black Caps’ Twenty20 World Cup squad, but he’s been their brightest star during their run to the semifinals in Australia, scoring 195 runs across five innings. Williamson’s welcome return to form is a good sign for the Kiwis ahead of the knockouts. Bowlers have been bowling fantastically well as a group. The seasoned duo of Tim Southee and Trent Boult provided the team with firepower with the ball across the game’s three formats. Nothing less would be expected of them. The same goes well with the spin twins, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi. The Kiwi bowlers have adapted well to the conditions, and they will be keen to see their team home this time around.

Weakness:

weekness Nz

In the Super 12s, batters did well to a great extent, but there’s a weak link in this batting group. Perhaps one of the biggest weaknesses, which is glaring, is the lack of a finisher in the New Zealand team. Yes, Daryl Mitchell and James Neesham are there, but both haven’t come to the party yet. This makes the batting lineup look fragile, especially the middle to lower middle-order. If Pakistan can get to New Zealand’s lower middle order quickly, then the Blackcaps will be in trouble. The other factor that can play against the Kiwis is the weather. Sydney has always favored teams from the Asian subcontinent. Against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Pakistan would feel at home. The spin-friendly conditions will suit the Men in Green the most. It would be tough for New Zealand to crack down on their opponent at the SCG.

Opportunities:

Opportunities Nz

Inarguably, New Zealand has emerged as the most consistent side as far as ICC events are concerned post-ICC Men’s World Cup 2015. Despite making the knockout rounds in the last two editions of the T20 World Cup, Kane Williamson and his team haven’t managed to get their hands on the coveted trophy. With his captaincy and ability to encourage his players, Williamson will be mindful of the fact that he has a talented team at his disposal. This will give Williamson another chance to win the T20 World title.

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After a grueling 27-day period, four teams out of sixteen managed to book their place in the semi-finals of the silverware event.

The Super 12s stage brought out some of the best performances from top international cricketers as they set the stadiums in Down Under on fire.

The group stages of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia have concluded, with four teams, New Zealand, England, India, and Pakistan, advancing to the semi-finals which are scheduled on November 9 and 10.

During the round matches, cricket fans witnessed plenty of excitement, and even on the last day of the group stages, the Netherlands’ shock win over South Africa helped Pakistan reach the semi-finals. Now, Pakistan and New Zealand will lock horns in the first semi-final on Wednesday at Sydney Cricket Ground while India and England will come face-to-face in the second semi-final on Thursday at Adelaide Oval.

In this post, you’ll Read about
Strengths
Weaknesses
Opportunities

The 2009 champions had a heartbreaking start to their campaign when they lost a last-ball thriller to arch-rivals India, then suffered a shock defeat to Zimbabwe. When it seemed like this was the end of Pakistan’s World Cup dream. The team fought back well by winning three games on the bounce. They looked dead and buried, and victory over the Netherlands was hardly impressive as they lost four wickets in their modest chase of 92.

But Pakistan conjured up a dominant performance to hammer South Africa and Bangladesh to reach the semi-final, with the Dutch doing them a favour by stunning South Africa.

Strengths:

One minute down next minute up is the phrase associated with Pakistan and rightly so. They have been deemed one of the most mercurial sides in world cricket because of their unpredictability. When they were expected to go down against South Africa, they somehow managed to thump the Proteas even after losing wickets in clusters. Pakistan has been home to some world-class bowlers, who have made their presence felt in the international circuit time and time again.

Pakistan player cheering there winning

Sticking to tradition their bowling attack wears a very indomitable style. In Super-12s, it was no different. The bowlers were very hard to put away and their economic rates in the tournament were a testament to the same. The likes of Haris Rauf, Naseem, and Shadab Khan performed well from the beginning. Pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi’s last two match-winning contributions have only added to Pakistan’s strength. If anything, their pace battery has only strengthened as they now have Mohammad Wasim Jr in their ranks. In his first game, the right-arm seamer picked 4 wickets. Vice-captain Shadab has been brilliant with the bat and ball. While he’s the leading wicket-taker for his team in the tournament, he has also made valiant contributions with the bat.

Pakistan player highing his bat

Before the T20 World Cup, the blame was on the middle-order batters. They needed to provide more support to the opening pair of skipper Babar Azam and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan. But now no one can point them out as the middle-order batters were not stepping up but the tables have now turned entirely since they landed in Australia. Middle-order batters Iftikhar Ahmed and Shan Masood are the leading run scorers for their team. Shadab has stepped up when the team needed him the most against South Africa. All in all, to everyone’s surprise, Pakistan’s middle order has fared well.

Weaknesses:

Babar azam hititng shot

Unlike Pakistan’s bowling, their batting has been a cause of concern for the Men in Green. Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam is struggling big time at the top and has only one double-figure score. He is currently seeing a rough patch in his form as he has managed only 39 runs off 63 balls in the T20 World Cup 2022 so far. The premier batter has failed to score runs and provide good starts to the Pakistani innings. Last World Cup’s highest run scorer, Babar has been one of the pillars of Pakistan’s success in T20I cricket but he has failed miserably in this edition. He has batted at an average of 7.8 in this competition. His batting partner Rizwan, on the other hand, scored 103 runs in the mega event, but that is considered by many to be below par compared to the lofty standards set by him over the past few years. Both openers have been the weakest link in the ongoing World Cup.

Pakistan

Another thing is Pakistan has often copped severe criticism for their conservative batting methodology and the reason behind it is the presence of too many anchors on the team sheet. Babar, Rizwan, and Masood are all world-class batters, but they cannot play at a set tempo in a format like T20. The lack of power hitters at the back end has been a cause of concern for them. Last year it was Asif Ali, who stood for them but this time he’s struggling to even get a place in the playing XI. Pakistan’s habit of losing wickets in clusters can hurt them in a big semi-final clash against New Zealand.

Opportunities:

Pakistan player

Since taking over as captain of the team, Babar has an envious win percentage of over 60.00. His cabinet has plenty of bilateral trophies but an ICC multi-nation title is what eludes him. He will be looking to add his maiden global title to his bag. The upcoming match against New Zealand will provide an ideal opportunity for the out-of-form opening pair of Babar and Rizwan to rediscover their form with the bat. It also presents an opportunity for the in-form batters like Iftikhar, and Masood to continue on their merry way. Youngster Mohammad Haris rang the alarm bells with his aggressive intent since his inception in the side and this could be his time to rise to the occasion. Babar’s team could not have asked to play the semi-final at a better venue than the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) as the conditions are likely to suit their gameplay

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