The eighth iteration of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup in 2022 has been one of the most intensely contested and unpredictable tournament ever, with several surprises and shocking outcomes. The stage is now set for the first semifinal of the tournament, which will take place on November 9 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia.

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The Pakistani team, led by Babar Azam, miraculously advanced to the T20 World Cup semifinals. They lost to India and Zimbabwe in their opening two games of the competition, effectively ending their chances of reaching the last four. However, the team’s opportunities were made possible by victories in the following two games and South Africa’s shocking loss to the Netherlands. The team then defeated Bangladesh in a makeshift quarterfinal to advance to the semifinals against New Zealand.

New Zealand, on the other hand, is the favourite if recent performance is the benchmark. Despite a slip up against England, they have looked impressive throughout the tournament. They defeated the Australian team by 89 runs, laying the groundwork for the hosts to be ousted. Kane Williamson’s team has a number of utility players who are constantly prepared to seize any opportunity that arises. Their pace attack appears to be formidable, with Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Lockie Ferguson capable of making life difficult for any opponent.

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Match Details

Date: 8 November 2022

Toss Time: 01:00 pm IST

Match: 01:30 pm IST

TV: Star Sports Network

OTT: Disney Plus Hotstar

Weather Report

The weather in Sydney is going to be ideal for cricket. Fortunately, the rain will not affect the game because of the high temperatures in the mid-teens, almost reaching twenty, and the clear sky. The wind will be blowing at 25-30 kph, which will help the pace bowlers a little, and the humidity of around 60% will help take out the chill factor from the strong winds.