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Live Cricket Streaming June 26 – New Zealand v Pakistan, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme celebrates
New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme celebrates
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The live cricket streaming international cricket is New Zealand v Pakistan, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

June 26, New Zealand v Pakistan, 33rd match, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Edgbaston, Birmingham

New Zealand is the only team in this World Cup to make not even a single change to its playing XI since their first match. Tim Southee and Henry Nichols were supposed to be in their starting XI but after both picked up niggles, Colin Munro and Matt Hery were given chances in their place. As it turned out, the two performed well enough to retain their spots.

The Kiwis are unlikely to tinker with their playing combination. However, the only change that they might consider is at the opening slot. Colin Munro has been struggling in the last couple of matches and got dismissed in the very first over against West Indies in the last game. Henry Nichols is back to full fitness and might join Martin Guptill for this match.

Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson have led the Kiwi bowling attack quite well. Ferguson, in fact, is one of the leading wicket-takers of the tournament with 14 scalps.

The inclusion of Haris Sohail and Shaheen Afridi helped the Pakistan team to be a bit more rounded in the last game. Sohail struck a breezy half-century on his return and gave some substance to the Pakistani middle order. Likewise, Shaheen Afridi brought control with the ball and assisted the leading bowlers Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan.

While New Zealand start the game as favorites, if Pakistan get some momentum early on in their favour, it would be very difficult to stop them.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry

Pakistan- Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi