- Pakistan leads Australia by 13-7 in head-to-head stats.
- Pakistan is the only unbeaten team in the competition, having won all five matches.
- In ICC championships, Australia has never lost a knockout match against Pakistan.
After an exciting first semi-final in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, in which Kane Williamson-led New Zealand defeated England, the spotlight switches to the second semi-final, in which high-flying Babar Azam & Co. will face Aaron Finch-led Australia. Given the condition that both sides are in, the semi-final match between Pakistan and Australia is likely to be another nail-biting. The second semi-final will be held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan is the tournament’s only unbeaten team, and the Men in Green have surprised everyone with their remarkable performances so far in this.
Pakistan’s campaign began with a 10-wicket victory against India, followed by another victory over New Zealand. The squad has discovered new heroes in every match, which has been the highlight of their season so far.
Azam has been one of the most consistent performances this season and Mohammad Rizwan is a force to reckon with at the top of the order, while Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have once again proved that there is no alternative for experience in ICC competitions. Shaheen Afridi and Hariz Rauf have bowled outstanding spells, while Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim have also lived up to the fans’ and management’s expectations.
Australia was not supposed to be one of the top four teams, but David Warner’s form at the top of the order has been a major factor for the Aussies reaching yet another ICC semi-final. The Australians are no longer considered favourites to win an ICC crown, and their recent performance in the shortest format is not something they can be proud of.
Australia began their T20 World Cup campaign with a five-wicket win over South Africa, and their lone defeat came against England, when they were bowled out for 125 and then hammered by Jos Buttler (71* off 32). The team’s management would like Warner to keep up his form, and T20 is a format in which every team has a chance to win. Australia has Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell Finch, Mitchell Marsh- all of whom have the ability to put up a big total.
Australia has perhaps the best pace attack in the tournament, with Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc, and it will be difficult for Pakistani batsmen to deal with Australia’s world-class pace attack.
AUS Vs PAK Head To Head:
Pakistan has a better head-to-head record in T20Is than Australia. So far, these two sides have played 23 T20I matches. The Men in Green have won 13 games, while the Australians have won seven. Rain caused one of their encounters to be washed out. These two teams have faced five times in T20 World Cups, with a 3-3 head-to-head record.
Top Picks for AUS Vs PAK Match 44 ICC World Cup 2021:
Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Babar Azam
Allrounders: Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Shoaib Malik
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Haris Rauf,
Pakistan has been in blistering form throughout the competition, winning their past 16 T20Is in the UAE. While the Australians are anticipated to put up a fight, considering Pakistan’s expertise with the tracks in the UAE, they should come out the winners tonight.
Therefore, Pakistan is expected to win this match against Australia to reach the finals.