Sydney: New Zealand has won the toss in the first semi-final and opted to bat first against Pakistan in Sydney Cricket Ground.
After winning the toss, Kane Williamson announced that he will choose to bat first and will play with same team. “We are gonna have a bat. Used surface. We’ve got the same team. It’s important we assess to the changing conditions quickly. Our focus is on this game.”
New Zealand have opted to bat against Pakistan in semi-final 1 at the SCG 🏏
— ICC (@ICC) November 9, 2022
Pakistan captain Babar Azam said that he would have also chosen batting. “Even we would have batted first. Same team. We are confident as a team and we’ll look to carry the momentum. They have quality players, we’ll try to be calm. We are trying to focus on this game,” Azam said after the toss.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Playing XI:
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult