Pakistan will face Australia in the second semifinal of the Twenty20 World Cup, which will be played in Dubai on Thursday. In the past, Pakistan has dominated Australia in Twenty20 internationals. The cricket news is positive for both sides, with the Asian side said to have the advantage heading into this game.
The hitters from Pakistan have been in outstanding form throughout this competition. A strong start is being provided by the likes of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, while middle-order hitters like as Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, and Asif Ali are capitalising on the favourable conditions. Should be a great performance with the cricket bat by them once again.
The bowlers have done an excellent job of keeping things tight. Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf have all taken consistent wickets, while Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan have provided solid assistance to the three.
Pakistan will make their sixth participation in the T20 World Cup semi-finals.
They had reached this point in the first four iterations of the game (2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012).
Pakistan was named winners of the 2009 edition of the tournament. Babar Azam has amassed 278 runs against Australia at an unbelievable average of 69.50. He has four fifty-sevens against them on his record.
Australia should take heart from David Warner’s performance. Mitchell Marsh, along with Glenn Maxwell, is a game-changer for them, both with the bat and with the ball, and they rely on him to do so.
Adam Zampa is the most important bowler on the team. So far, he has performed well in the middle overs, when he has restricted runs and taken wickets. Josh Hazlewood’s performance will be critical.
Australia will compete in their fourth semi-final of the World Twenty20 tournament (2007, 2010, and 2012). The Australians have failed to claim victory in the competition.
David Warner is the top run-scorer for Australia in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against Pakistan. He has collected 348 runs from 15 games versus them, putting up a strike rate of 135.93 in the process. When it comes to the bowling department, Mitchell Starc has taken 13 wickets, with his best bowling effort being a 3/11.
The two teams have played 23 times in Twenty20 international cricket, with Pakistan holding a 13-9 advantage in the head-to-head matchups. Pakistan and Australia last played each other in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in November 2019. Australia defeated New Zealand 2-0 in the three-match series.
Regarding the Twenty20 World Cup, both teams have won three matches each thus far. In the 2016 edition, Australia won by a margin of 21 runs.
Pakistan hasn’t lost a game in this tournament so far, and they will go into this encounter against Australia as heavy favourites.
Date and Time:
November 11, 2021 (Thursday), 7:30 PM IST
Dubai International Stadium, Dubai