Pakistan will take on Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The Dubai International Cricket Stadium will host the clash on Thursday, November 11.
Heading into the semi-final, Pakistan will be nervous as Mohammad Rizwan and Shoaib Malik missed their last training session owing to flu symptoms. Both the players have been instrumental in Pakistan’s journey so far. It will be a big blow for the team if both the players miss the semis.
The Babar Azam-led team dominated the Super 12 stage, as they topped Group 2 with 5 wins in as many games. The skipper has led the team from the front, scoring 264 runs in 5 games, at an average of 66. Pakistan is likely to go in with the same XI if Rizwan and Malik are fit. They will be hoping to continue their dream run in the tournament.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 10, 2021
On the other hand, Australia is also a very strong side. They won four of their five Super 12 stage matches and ranked second in Group 1. David Warner has been the standout batter for the team. In the bowling department, Adam Zampa has been the pick of the bowlers.
Australia has adopted an aggressive approach at the top in the tournament so far and will continue with the same. With no injury concerns for the team, they are likely to go in with the same XI.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 10, 2021
Pakistan vs Australia, Semi-Final 2
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: November 11, at 7:30 PM IST
The Dubai pitch will offer some help initially to the fast bowlers. However, as the game progresses, spinners may play a big role. 150-160 will be a good score on the wicket.
Pakistan vs Australia – Predicted Playing XI
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Australia: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan vs Australia – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, David Warner, Steve Smith, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa (VC), Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Fantasy Team 2: Mohammad Rizwan (VC), Steve Smith (C), Aaron Finch, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Glenn Maxwell, Shadab Khan, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi