Pakistan coming after a terrific victory against India in their previous game will be facing New Zealand, who were counted as one of the favourites for T20 WC 2021 title. An intense competition can be expected between these two sides in Sharjah as both teams have good depth in batting but Pakistan might have an edge against New Zealand considering the fact that Pakistan team is well suited in this Asian conditions, and also Pakistan have done well against New Zealand in UAE conditions in past.
Let us have a look at some of the stats and numbers before start of Pak vs NZ game:
21 - If Pakistan win against New Zealand then they will equal India's record of winning 21 games in T20 World Cup overall.
100 - Tim Southee if gets a chance in playing XI, then he needs 1 more wicket to complete 100 wickets in T20Is overall.
6 - Pakistan have won 6 out of 7 T20I matches against New Zealand in the UAE soil.
13 - If Babar Azam smashes a fifty-plus score against New Zealand, then he will equal Virat Kohli's record for smashing joint-most fifty-plus (13) scores as captain in T20Is.
61 - Martin Guptill needs 61 more runs to complete 3000 runs in T20Is, after Virat Kohli.
1541 - Mohammad Rizwan has smashed most T20 runs (1541) in the year 2021. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has takes the second place in the list, scoring 1431 T20 runs in 2021 so far.
Most T20 runs in the year 2021:
Mohammad Rizwan - 1541
Babar Azam - 1431
Glenn Phillips - 1289
Interestingly, all the above 3 players are there in New Zealand & Pakistan squad in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021.