Pakistan will face New Zealand in the ICC T20 World Cup finals . The Asian team is preparing to face the Kiwi team in Sydney .
Sydney (Australia), November 8: Pakistan came close to losing out on a lifeline when Netherlands caused a big upset in the ICC T20 World Cup by denying South Africa's semi-final dream, and the Asian team is now preparing to face fancied New Zealand in the finals.Pakistan beat Pakistan in the final of the tri-nation series held in New Zealand, and the two teams met on top.Pakistan will try to hold on to advance to the summit match, while the New Zealand team usually comes up with a spectacular show.We are a real threat when Pakistan cricket fires off with intent and begins to reveal its teeth.According to Pakistan team mentor Matthew Hayden, there will be no one in this world and this competition who will want to confront us right now.It has two openers, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, who are also two of the best T20I batters in the country.Despite this, they have been dealing with a bleak start to the tournament.Azam has only scored 39 runs in five matches, while Rizwan has scored 103 runs in the same number of matches.Shan Masood is a solid number three player who can help stabilize the innings. There isn't much choice when it comes to left-right hand options.There are two reliable spinners as well as a world-class pace attack led by Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf that has so far produced excellent tournament results.New Zealand is a better all-rounder.On a given day, Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, and James Neesham are all capable of demolishing any bowling attack, while Kane Williamson, the captain, is there to provide stability. The batting is deep and can be used in a variety of ways.The Kiwi bowling attack is also strong, with dangerous pacers like Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Lockie Ferguson as well as spin bowlers like Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi thrashed the hosts Australia in every match except one.One of their games was washed out.Pakistan is in the tournament after three back-to-back victories.