Monday, March 7, 2011

Pakistan vs New Zealand match a Preview

New Zealand will clash with Pakistan in the Group A match at Pallekele Ground in Sri Lanka on Wednesday. The match will be a day night match and more important for New Zealand to win to secure their place or in other words get higher rank in their group.
Meanwhile Pakistan has already consolidated their position for quarter final with 3 successive wins. Still they will look forward to win this match to be in the top of the table to avoid playing in India.
For New Zealand the key players are Daniel Vettori(C), Kyle Mills, Nathan McCullum and his brother Brendon McCullum, all rounder Scott Styris and Jacob Oram.
 For Pakistan its high time that their openers should perform well to reduce the pressure to the middle order batsman. Still a lot will depend upon Misbah-ul-Haq, Younus Khan, Umar Akmal and all rounder Abdul Razzaq and their captain Shahid Afridi.The wicket is expecte to assist the spinners and is considered to be a 250 runs plus wicket. Hence both team will rely upon their part time spinners to a lot to make them win.
It will be like 60:40 match.

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