NZ vs PAK, Match 33, Cricket World Cup 2019, LIVE streaming: Teams, time in IST and where to watch on TV and online in India

The Black Caps, led by inspiration skipper Kane Williamson, have been on a roll ever since they streamrolled Sri Lanka in their opening match. But no team is unbeatable and New Zealand looked vulnerable against South Africa and the West Indies but it was skipper Williamson’s twin hundreds which helped them seal the wins.

Sarfaraz Ahmed and his men will now not only have to win the remaining three matches, starting with New Zealand, but also hope that the results in other matches favour them to salvage any hopes of a semifinal berth. While the batting and bowling units delivered against the Proteas, fielding is an area of concern for Pakistan and Sarfaraz too admitted that the team will need to pull up its socks.

Match details:

What: New Zealand vs Pakistan, Match 33

When: Tuesday, June 26

Where: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Time: 10:30am local (3:00pm IST)

Weather: Little cloudy with a high of 19 degrees Celsius.

TV: Star Network

Streaming: Hotstar

Scorecard: NZ vs PAK 

Team news:

New Zealand

Williamson, who also anchored the side against Afghanistan, is their highest scorer in the tournament so far. Ross Taylor too has been among the runs but openers Colin Munro and Martin Guptill are yet to click.

Their bowling unit, which includes Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson, too has been in good form, while New Zealand also have two destructive all-rounders in Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme in their ranks.

The only aspect that they seem to be struggling is delivering their quota of overs within the stipulated time and Williamson could be handed a suspension if the over-rate is slow in one more match.

Probable XI: 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Colin Munro, 3. Kane Williamson (captain), 4. Ross Taylor, 5. Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), 6. Jimmy Neesham, 7. Colin de Grandhomme, 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Matt Henry, 10. Lockie Ferguson, 11. Trent Boult

Pakistan

While pacer Mohammad Amir has been their biggest star, claiming 15 wickets to top the list, none of the other bowlers have backed him, which has affected their campaign.

Their batting line-up too lacked spark before left-handed batsman Haris Sohail, who was dropped after the opening game, made a strong comeback with a 59-ball 89 to help Pakistan post a challenging 308 for 7 against South Africa.

Shadab Khan and Wahab Riyaz also chipped in with three wickets in their last game after Amir once again delivered, accounting for two scalps.

Probable XI: 1. Imam-ul-Haq, 2. Fakhar Zaman, 3. Babar Azam, 4. Mohammad Hafeez, 5. Haris Sohail, 6. Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), 7. Imad Wasm, 8. Wahab Riaz, 9. Shadab Khan, 10. Mohammad Amir, 11. Shaheen Shah Afridi