Match No – 9 Match, Group D – New Zealand v Pakistan
Day and Date – Sun Sep 23, 2012
Match Time – 10:00 GMT | 15:30 local ( 3.30 pm)
Venue – Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Today in the 9th match of T20 World Cup 2012, Pakistan will take on New Zealand at the Pallekele Stadium. After the warm games, this is the first game for Pakistan where as New Zealand is high on confidence after thrashing Bangladesh by 59 runs on Friday.
Pakistan who are considered favorites for the title this year, will be aiming for a big win today. With a win today, Pakistan will be certain to qualify for the super eights. On the other hand New Zealand will be hoping to seal the place in super eights with a win today as they already have a win in their kitty.
Pakistan will be banking on likes of Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi where as New Zealand will be hoping that Brendon McCullum continues his good form so that its a real high scorer today.
Squad for today’s match
New Zealand Squad for T20 World Cup 2012: Ross Taylor (captain), Martin Guptill, Doug Bracewell, Brendon McCullum, James Franklin, Roneel Hira, Rob Nicol, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee, Daniel Vettori, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.
Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2012: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanveer, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Yasir Arafat, Mohammad Sami.
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