Pakistan and Australia will be playing the second semi-final of the World Cup T20 2021 on Thursday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The match will be starting at 7:30 PM (IST). Australia finished the group stage with four wins in five matches in the second position. Australia’s only loss came against England. Pakistan won five matches during the group stage and finished in the first position in Group 2.
Australia played its last game against West Indies. Australia won the toss and was elected to field. West Indies made 157 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Kieron Pollard made 44 runs off 31 balls and was the highest scorer for the team. Josh Hazlewood picked four wickets in four overs while giving away 39 runs. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Adam Zampa picked one wicket each.
Australia chased down this total in 16.2 overs. David Warner made 89 runs off 56 deliveries. He, along with Mitchell Marsh, finished the innings for Australia. Marsh made 53 runs off 32 deliveries.
Pakistan’s last group stage game was against Scotland. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat. Babar Azam made 66 runs off 47 deliveries. Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez finished the match for Pakistan. Malik made 54 runs off 18 balls. Hafeez made a 19 ball 31. These three helped Pakistan to score 189 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs.
In reply, Scotland could make only 117 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Riche Berrington made 54 runs off 37 deliveries. He was one of the three batters to reach a double-digit score. Shoaib Malik won the player of the match award for scoring the joint-fastest half-century in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan has been phenomenal in this tournament. Right from the first game, they have dominated the opposition in all the departments.
Australia had a tough journey in the 2021 T20 World Cup. They are in the semi-final only because South Africa couldn’t match their NRR. South Africa played much better cricket than Australia and deserved to be in this stage. However, a few mistakes during the league stage cost South Africa a place in the semi-final. This article contains today playing 11, pitch report today match, today weather report, match prediction today, and fantasy cricket tips for today’s T20 World Cup match.
The AUS vs PAK live streaming will be available for cricket fans to watch on Disney+ Hotstar. The live telecast of today T20 match will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, and Star Sports 1.
Pakistan and Australia have played a total of 22 T20Is against each other. Pakistan has won 13 matches, while Australia has won nine games. In the last five games, Pakistan has won three. Pakistan has dominated Australia in the AUS vs PAK head-to-head encounters.
Pakistan playing 11
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Australia playing 11
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
You can pick Mohammad Rizwan or David Warner as the captain of today’s T20 WC match. You can select Mitchell Marsh or Mohammad Hafeez as the vice-captain of today’s 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup match.
Pakistan and Australia will be playing this match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium leans toward assisting both the bowlers and batters. It is one of the most balanced pitches in the tournament.
In the recent games, batters have been able to hit good shots while the pacers have been able to cause damage to the opposition with slower balls. Spinners can be useful in the middle overs. The captain winning the toss is likely to bowl. Batting is easier in the second innings in Dubai because of dew.
The temperature in Dubai on Thursday will be remain between 23°C and 31°C. The atmosphere will remain clear throughout the match. The probability of precipitation and cloud cover will be zero. Humidity will range over 49%.
Pakistan has been one of the most dominated sides in the tournament. Australia has not been able to create the same sort of dominance in any game compared to Pakistan. Pakistani players have been able to contribute to each aspect of the game. However, the Aussies still have a lot to answer regarding the inconsistent form of openers and middle-order.
Hence, Pakistan has a better chance of winning this game. It was our PAK vs AUS today match prediction article. Fantasy Power 11 is one of the best cricket match prediction sites and fantasy cricket app. Download our app today to win real cash through our contests.