A high-stakes ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match between New Zealand and Pakistan will take place on Saturday at the M. Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru.

In order to remain in the running for the semifinals, both clubs will absolutely need to win. Pakistan will look to maintain the momentum it appeared to build after defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets in their previous encounter, but the Kiwis in particular will need to recover after losing three straight games.

Match Pitch Report :

Baseball players have a favourite surface at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Scoring runs in the stadium is fairly simple because of the small boundaries and speedy outfield. It could be a smart move to go with the bat first and post a large score.

NEW ZEALAND: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (c) (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee.

PAKISTAN: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf.

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