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'Gained't underestimate them' – Tim Southee cautious towards 'harmful' Pakistan forward of semi-final

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Tim Southee (Photograph: Twitter)

With the conclusion of the Tremendous 12 stage, all eyes are set on the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Pakistan and New Zealand are set to lock horns within the first fixture semi-final on Wednesday, November 9 on the Sydney Cricket Floor. 

Whereas New Zealand made into the ultimate 4 with authurity, such was not the case for the Babar Azam-led facet as South Africa, who had been in the identical group, seemed favourites to qualify together with India. All that was required was the Proteas to register a victory towards the Netherlands. In an fascinating flip of occasions for Pakistan, the African facet ended up dropping their fixture in an enormous upset thereby paving Pakistna’s approach to the subsequent stage.

Set to face the Asian facet within the forthcoming semi-finals, New Zealand tempo spearhead, Tim Southee opined that his facet is not going to take the Males in Inexperienced calmly.

“Whenever you get to the highest 4 each facet has an opportunity. We have performed so much towards Pakistan in current occasions and we all know they seem to be a harmful facet. Credit score to them, they most likely turned up considering they did not have a lot of an opportunity however they placed on one other good efficiency they usually’ll be an enormous menace come the semi-final,” stated Southee. “Credit score to them, they most likely turned up considering they did not have a lot of an opportunity however they placed on one other good efficiency they usually’ll be an enormous menace come the semi-final.”

Semi-final cricket is thrilling: Tim Southee

The Blackcaps have been distinctive since their very first fixture towards defending champions Australia and have displayed sheer dominance each with the bat and ball. Forward of the knockout conflict, Southee said that the group would look to keep up the shape from the Tremendous 12 stage.

“Semi-final cricket is thrilling, it is what you flip up for, to be right here in these final couple of video games. Hopefully we will proceed the best way that we have been taking part in and have one other good efficiency within the semi,” he stated. “One of many consistencies of the facet is the best way we method issues is just about the identical, it doesn’t matter what recreation it’s. That is one thing to come back again to and that is one thing we’re excellent at.”

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