The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is in its second semifinal, and a confident Pakistani team will face Australia. The Pakistanis are coming off a huge win against Scotland, and they’ll be looking to carry that momentum into the final. With a strong win against West Indies in their last game, Australia, on the other hand, earned their position in the knockout game.
Pakistan has performed admirably in the competition, winning all five of its group games. In every game they’ve played, they’ve dominated their opponents. The team would also be encouraged by their strong record versus Australia in the UAE. Australia has big-stage talent, so it’ll be interesting to see if they can stop the Pakistani juggernaut here.
The match will take place on November 11, 2021, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Semi-Final, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021
Date: November 11, 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pakistan vs Australia Team Previews
Babar Azam could not have wished for a more impressive performance from his team. They topped the points table after winning all five group games and a confidence-boosting 72-run victory against Scotland. Their batting line-up has been in excellent form, and their bowling attack has also performed admirably. Australia will be a difficult opponent, and Azam would like his team to play with the same vigour and enthusiasm as they have so far.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been in fantastic form recently, and the team would want to see them get off to a flying start. Fakhar Zaman hasn’t been in the best of form, but with Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez in the middle order, he’ll be expected to do well. With Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, and Imad Wasim possessing a wide range of strokes, the side bats deep, which should increase their confidence.
Their bowlers have performed admirably in this event, and Shaheen Afridi and Imad Wasim are set to strike early. Hasan Ali has been pricey, and he’ll have to bowl tight lines with Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan in the middle overs. Pakistani spinners have taken advantage of the circumstances in the past and will try to do so again against Australia.
Pakistan T20 Squad
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik
Predicted XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Apart from the loss to England, Aaron Finch’s team has performed well throughout the tournament, winning crucial games. In the penultimate game, they defeated West Indies by 8 wickets to get to the semifinals. The Australians haven’t had the finest record against Pakistan in the UAE, and Finch hopes to change that by winning this game.
Aaron Finch and David Warner have been in terrific form recently, and the team will rely on them to get the team off to a good start in this game. Mitchell Marsh is a good middle-order batsman who would want to form partnerships with Glenn Maxwell and Steven Smith. Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, and Pat Cummins must perform well as finishers in this tight race.
Their bowling attack hasn’t been reliable so far, and Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will be needed to bowl tight periods and take wickets. Pat Cummins has also given up runs and will need to bowl sparingly in this game. Marsh and Adam Zampa, who have been the team’s finest bowlers in this competition, will be a big part of the team’s chances.
Australia T20 Squad
Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson
Predicted XI: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan vs Australia Toss Prediction
In this competition, ten games have been played at this location, and only once has a team won by batting first. We’ve seen large scores readily chased here since the second innings batting conditions are the greatest. The team that wins the toss will almost certainly choose to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is the largest cricket venue in the UAE, yet it provides good batting conditions because to its flat surface and quick outfield. Fast bowlers have had it tough in these conditions, with little room for error. For the spinners, it’s been a nice hunting ground, and they’ve done well here in the past.
On November 11, it is forecast to be a warm evening in Dubai, with ideal batting conditions. Batsmen have had little trouble scoring runs on this pitch in recent games, and we anticipate a flat surface. Given the pressures on both sides, the team batting first in this game would need 170 runs to feel secure in their chances.
Pakistan vs Australia Match Prediction
It’s a high-stakes competition with no room for second place. Australia has performed admirably in the most of the games and has a strong batting lineup. However, their bowlers haven’t been consistent, which is causing concern for the team. Pakistan, for its part, hasn’t stepped on any toes yet. They have a fantastic top line, which makes them the clear favourites to win this game.
- Pakistan has won each of its five league games, and the team will be full of confidence.
- In the United Arab Emirates, Australia has lost its past three T20 matches against Pakistan.
- Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan’s openers, have combined for almost 500 runs in the competition.
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