World Cup 2023: New Zealand, Pakistan gear up for high-stakes clash in ICC World Cup 2023
PTC Web Desk: In a crucial match set for November 4 at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium, New Zealand and Pakistan will go head-to-head in the ICC World Cup 2023. New Zealand, starting the tournament with a remarkable victory against defending champions England, has since faced a downturn, losing their last three matches, including a massive 190-run defeat to South Africa.
On the other hand, Pakistan, after a series of four consecutive losses, got back to their winning ways against Bangladesh. This upcoming match is a do-or-die situation for Pakistan, as they must secure a win to keep their hopes alive for a spot in the semi-finals.
When looking at the head-to-head records between these two teams, they have played a total of 151 ODIs against each other. New Zealand has won 51 of those, while Pakistan has secured 60 victories. Three matches ended without results, and one concluded in a tie. Their most recent encounter took place in Karachi in May 2023 when New Zealand emerged victorious, defeating Pakistan by 47 runs.
In the upcoming match, Pakistan is seeking a crucial victory against New Zealand to maintain their chances of making it to the semi-finals. Both teams will be under immense pressure to perform and secure a win in this high-stakes encounter.
Babar Azam (c)
Mohammad Rizwan (w)
Mohammad Wasim Jr
New Zealand Squad
Tom Latham (w/c)
- With inputs from agencies