PAK vs AUS Dream11 Prediction: The second semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be contested between Pakistan and Australia on 11 November at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Pakistan qualified for the semi-finals after having claimed the top position in Group 2 while Australia were placed at the second position in Group 1.
Both these sides are coming into this game after performing impressively well throughout the league stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Pakistan have been the team to beat so far in this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as they have managed to win all of their five group stage games. On the other hand, Australia also were really good during the league-stage as they registered four impressive wins.
Australia are placed at the 6th spot in the ICC T20I Rankings with 244 rating and 9272 points. On the other hand, Pakistan are placed at the second position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 265 rating and 10342 points. Pakistan have won all of their five matches so far while Australia emerged victorious on 4 occasions.
Fixture Name: Semi-Final 2, Pakistan vs Australia
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 11 November
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous games this season, there was some extra help for the pace bowlers and spinners at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batters and they will have to bat really well to put up a big total while batting first. Things will be better for batting in the first innings. Thus, batting first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface. The average first innings total will remain around 150-160 mark.
It will be a great move to pick both of Pakistan and Australia players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the penultimate stage of the competition, it will be a good decision to include more of batters to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mohammad Rizwan
BATTERS: Babar Azam, Asif Ali, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith
ALL-ROUNDERS: Mitchell Marsh
BOWLERS: Shaheen Afridi, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Hasan Ali
Australia will definitely have the upper hand in this match as they have never lost to Pakistan in a knock-out match across formats. The Australian team also has many in-form players both in the batting as well as bowling departments. On the other hand, Pakistan also have the ability to do well in this game as they are the only unbeaten side in this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
For Pakistan, it will be really important to build on the winning momentum both in the batting as well as bowling departments further in this tournament after their sensational performance so far this competition. The likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez will be their important clogs in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan have to play a significant role with the ball.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has looked in a remarkable form in the ongoing edition of the tournament. He played a match-winning knock of 68 runs off 52 balls that included 6 fours and 2 sixes against India. The Pakistani skipper was involved in a terrific unbeaten opening stand of 152 runs alongside his fellow opening partner Mohammad Rizwan. The right-hander has smashed a total of 264 runs in just 5 innings at an average of 66 that includes four fifties.
After the Pakistani bowlers restricted India to 151 runs, wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan took the responsibility to take his team home in the nervy chase. He contributed with an amazing unbeaten innings of 79 runs off 55 balls that comprised of 6 fours and 3 sixes. The right-handed opener looked in a brilliant touch against Namibia in the last game having played an incredible unbeaten innings of 79 runs off 50 balls. Rizwan has smashed 214 runs in 5 matches in the ongoing tournament.
PAK Playing 11 (likely)
Australia will be hoping to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball from their last win against Bangladesh. The likes of Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh will have to take the responsibility in the batting department and they will be looking to be amongst the runs on consistent basis. On the other hand, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood will form part of the bowling attack.
For the Australian team, senior opening batter David Warner is coming into this crucial semi-final clash in a really good form. The left-hander smashed a remarkable unbeaten innings of 89 runs off just 56 balls that included 9 fours and 4 sixes in the last game against West Indies. David Warner has scored a total of 187 runs so far in this tournament that includes two fifties. He has been quite an experienced campaigner for Australia in T20I cricket.
Australia’s left-arm speedster Mitchell Starc is quite an experienced campaigner in the limited-overs format. He has picked up a total of 57 wickets having represented Australia in 45 T20I matches. Mitchell Starc has a fine average of 21.82 and a brilliant economy of 7.33 in the shortest format of the game. He will be a crucial wicket-taking bowler for Australia in the remainder of the T20 World Cup due to his raw pace in these UAE conditions.
AUS Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Pakistan vs Australia ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these international teams, Australia and Pakistan have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well in this semi-final encounter.
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USA & Canada: Willow TV
New Zealand: SKY Sport
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
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