T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Semi Final Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
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Pakistan and Australia are set to cross swords in the second semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 on Thursday, November 11 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The Men in Green, captained by Babar Azam, are unbeaten in the tournament, having won all their five matches.
In fact, Pakistan have won their last 16 T20Is in the UAE and haven’t lost a game since November 2015. The Aussies, led by Aaron Finch, on the other hand, got through to the semis riding on their superior net run rate over South Africa. They have won four out of their five games in the T20 event.
Match – Pakistan vs Australia – 2nd semi-final
Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network
The pitch in Dubai has been a sporting one thus far in the tournament. But the track seems to ease out in the second half of matches due to which chasing teams have found it easier. In the upcoming knock-out game, teams should opt to field first after winning the toss.
Average first innings score: 128 (11 T20Is in Dubai in T20 World Cup 2021)
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 10, Lost – 1, Tied – 0
Probable Playing XIs
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Bench: Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Bench: Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Inglis
Matches- 23, Pakistan – 12, Australia– 9, N/R- 1, Tied- 1
In T20 World Cups
Matches- 6, Pakistan – 3, Australia– 3, N/R- 0, Tied- 0
Probable best batter of the match
Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Babar Azam has been in stupendous form for Pakistan in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. In five matches, the Pakistan captain has racked up 264 runs at an average of 66 and a strike rate of 128.15. Having already scored four half-centuries, the youngster has looked ominous. Moreover, he averages 69.50 against the Aussies, having scored 278 runs from six matches.
Probable best bowler of the match
Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been lethal for Pakistan in the bowling department. The left-armer started with a match-winning three-wicket haul against India on October 24. From there on, he has stayed a tad quiet, but his overall figures remain impressive. Afridi has picked up six wickets at an economy rate of 6.70. The speedster has also got eight wickets against Australia in four T20Is.
Today’s match prediction: Pakistan to win the match.