The men in green are all set to take on the undefeated New Zealand in their Group B game and this will be another major game for both the teams. For Pakistan, this is much important to the whole situation in Group B.
New Zealand will not mind a win but they will be concerned in the case of a defeat. The situation in Group B will get tricky as the future games will be played. New Zealand will make sure that they win all their four group stage games so that they enter into the semifinals as an undefeated team.
New Zealand has already defeated the strongest two opponents India and Australia and hence the remaining two sides Pakistan and Bangladesh will be relatively easy games for them.
On the other hand, Pakistan has one win and one defeat so this game automatically becomes a critical one for them. A win for Pakistan in this game will be good in many aspects. The best would be a leap of faith and confidence will be seen in the team green.
The wicket in Mohali suits the pace bowlers and hence Pakistan will have to bat well against the New Zealand pace attack and if they do then surely it will be easy for them to lay the spinners.
Ahmad Shahzad has just got a second life here. he survived a brutal straight hit from Sharjeel Khan that went past slide like a bullet. this was hit right from the middle and Sharjeel Khan we all know hits his shots with some power. Ahmad was on the ground, with his bat falling off but again he was lucky the ball did not hit him.