Pakistan vs Australia T20 Fantasy Cricket Preview

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Australia and Pakistan in Zimbabwe T20I Tri-Series

 

Pakistan vs Australia 5th T20 Fantasy Cricket Preview

 

One team had a stroll, while the other hit a bump before gaining stability to recover and reach the final. Both Australia and Pakistan, however, know the finish line isn’t far away and the penultimate group game on Thursday(July 4) should all but serve as a perfect audition for what’s to come on Sunday.

It’s been a straightforward task for Australia so far. They won both their games without breaking a sweat and are riding high on confidence following a stellar show with the bat from their skipper Aaron Finch. The fact that Finch faced sixty percent of Australia’s deliveries highlights his impact on the series so far. The bowling, too, has been nothing short of magnificent. In their previous encounter against Pakistan, Billy Stanlake hustled and bustled to slump the Asian nation to their biggest loss (in terms of runs) in the format and recorded his best-ever figures in cricket while at it.

The script hasn’t quite been the same for Pakistan though. After brushing off Zimbabwe in the series opener, they stumbled horrifically against the pace of Stanlake before rediscovering character against the home side on Wednesday (July 3). Their recent victory also meant exit doors for Zimbabwe, but the focus, for now, will be on putting up an improved show and helping their number-one ranking stay intact. A loss tomorrow will enable a great opportunity for Australia to seal the number one spot provided they win their final group game against Zimbabwe on Friday(06 July). So, it’s all heating up for an exciting contest.

 

When: July 5,  01:30 PM IST

Venue:  Harare Sports Club, Harare

Venue Stats T20:

Total matches 20
Matches won batting first 14
Matches won bowling first 6
Average 1st Inns scores 152
Average 2nd Inns scores 131
Highest total recorded 229/2 (20 Ov) by Aus vs Zim
Lowest total recorded 113/10 (15.2 Ov) by ZIM vs Pak
Highest score chased 144/3 (18 Ov) by Ind vs ZIM
Lowest score defended 138/6 (20 Ov) by Ind vs ZIM

 

Team News

Pakistan:

They could field the same eleven that played against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

Australia:

They should stick with the winning combination.

 

SQUAD

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan.

Australia: D Arcy Short, Aaron Finch(c), Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Swepson, Billy Stanlake, Nic Maddinson, Jhye Richardson, Jack Wildermuth.

 

PROBABLE11

 

Pakistan: 

Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir.

Australia:

Aaron Finch(c), D Arcy Short, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake.

 

KEY PLAYERS

Fakhar Zaman

Shoaib Malik

Mohammad Amir

Aaron Finch

Travis Head

Glenn Maxwell

 

 

Player to watch

Glenn Maxwell

 

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