Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi were amongst those impressed with the start that Pakistan got.
The game is particularly big for the Asians since a slip could end their dream of winning the second world title.
These players were successful in their cricketing journey and their Indian origin might have helped them fulfil their aspirations.
Will the clouds open up during the match?
This team is picked purely based on the players' recent statistics.
Pakistan needs to win rest of the league matches to make the semis.
New Zealand has been one of the two teams which is most consistent without losing a single match in their World Cup campaign so far.
Here is the guide to select the Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11 Fantasy.
All the major stats and numbers to look out ahead of the game between New Zealand and Pakistan.
Can Sarfaraz Ahmed & Co. cease the Black Caps' unbeaten run in the tournament?