Sun, 30 Oct 2022

2022 T20 World Cup: Super 12 Stage Pakistan vs Netherlands preview


2009 T20 champions Pakistan come into the game against Netherlands with a huge task of saving themselves. With 2 back-to-back losses the men in green stand at the cusp of early elimination from the tournament. A win on Sunday against the Dutch doesn’t guarantee anything for Pakistan but just gives them hope to just keep hanging in there.

Netherlands on the other hand know they have a task on their hand. No one expected them to reach the semi-finals but their run so far has been an amazing 1 for an associate team. Netherlands have recently played Pakistan and they nearly pulled off an upset when the two sides met, albeit in the 50 over format.

Venue – Perth Stadium, Perth

Time – 1230 PM IST

Likely pitch conditions –

The toss will play an important factor for sure and the team winning the toss will like to bat first. Both the teams have lost their last game while chasing and may want to put the other team under pressure while batting first. Swing could be a factor during the latter half of the day.

Likely Pakistan XI –

M. Rizwan, B. Azam, S. Masood, I. Ahmed, H. Ali, M. Nawaz, S. Khan, M. Wasim Jr, S. Afridi, N. Shah and H. Rauf

Likely Netherlands XI –

M.ODawd, V. Singh, S. Edwards, T. Cooper, B. De Leede, C. Ackermann, T. Pringle, L. Van Beek, S. Ahmed, F. Klassen and P. Van Meekeren

Head to Head record –

Matches played -1

Matches won by Pakistan -1

Perth Stadium T20I record –

Matches played – 5

Games won by home team – 2

Games won by touring/ neutral side – 3

Games won batting 1st – 2

Games won batting 2nd – 3

Games won after winning toss – 4

Games won after losing toss – 1

Highest batting score at the ground – 84- Alex Hales vs Australia

Best bowling figures at the ground – 5/10 – Sam Curran vs Afghanistan

Approaching milestones –

·Mohammad Rizwan needs 22 runs to score 2500 runs in T20I cricket

·Haider Ali needs 1 more run to score 500 runs in T20I cricket

·Mohammad Nawaz needs 4 wickets to notch up 50 wickets in T20I cricket

·Shaheen Afridi needs 3 wickets to reach 50 wickets in T20I cricket