AUS vs PAK Dream11 Predictions
Australia vs Pakistan in UAE, 2018
Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I | AUS vs PAK WHO WILL WIN
After taking a pounding in the first T20, a beleaguered Australian unit will look to bounce back when they lock horns with the World’s No.1 T20I side in the world-Pakistan, on Friday.
Insipid Australia seek a turnaround
After a forgettable Test series which saw the Kangaroos fall to a 0-2 defeat, Australia would’ve thought a change of guard at the helm and the format would help them revive their fortunes. The first T20 proved, though, only accentuated the problems that face Australian cricket currently- their batting.
After restricting Pakistan to a manageable 8-155 in 20 overs, Australia’s top-order suffered a ‘car crash’ in slow motion against Imad Wasim (3-20) and Faheem Ashraf (2-10). At 6-22, a sub-50 total looked imminent but late-order strikes by Nathan Coulter-Nile (34) and a 23-ball-19 by Ashton Agar saved them from the blemishes.
The Aaron Finch-led Australia were finally bowled out for 89 in 16.5 overs to hand Pakistan a commanding win by 66 runs and now face the prospect of a series whitewash if their batting continues to surrender as it has done throughout the tour.
Dominant Pakistan aim another series win
Pakistan’s commanding win in the first match was hardly a surprise and a testimony as to why they are the best T20I side in the world currently. Post the 2016 World Twenty20, the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led unit has won 23 of the 27 matches they’ve played and the reason behind their dominance has primarily been an influx of hard-hitting batsmen in the form of Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Asif Ali. Since 2016, the Pakistani batsmen strike at 131.75 compared to just 118.1 from July 2013 to the 2016 World T20.
The first game too saw their top-order give them an ideal platform to cash on with Babar Azam (68) and Mohammad Hafeez (39) putting up a 73-run stand for the second wicket. But, this time around, their middle-order could not cash on as Pakistan lost 7-50 to finish with 8-155 in 20 overs; perhaps the only thing Sarfaraz and the team management would like to rectify as they aim yet another series win- 11th since July 2016.
Venue:- – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
When:- Friday, October 26, 2018, 09:30 PM IST
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AUS vs PAK Team News
- Shoaib Malik is available for the match after missing out on the first T20I.
- Australia might make a few changes to their XI after a lacklustre performance in the first game, as predicted by Aaron Finch in the pre-match presser.
- Mitchell Marsh might find a way into the set-up.
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AUS vs PAK Squads:
Aaron Finch(c), D Arcy Short, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben McDermott, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Chris Lynn, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell
Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat
AUS vs PAK Playing 11:
Here’s how both teams might look like for the second T20I
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, D Arcy Short, Ben McDermott/Mitchell Marsh
All-rounder – Ashton Agar
Bowlers –Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmad
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali
All-rounders – Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik
Bowlers – Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf
AUS vs PAK Dream11 Team Fantasy Tips
Wicket-keeper – Both Sarfraz Ahmad and Alex Carey did not have much to do in the previous game. You can opt for either of them in your Fantasy XI.
Batsmen – Babar Azam scored an unbeaten 68 in the last game while Mohammad Hafeez played a valiant knock of 39. From Australia, you can opt for the likes of Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn and D’Archy Short.
All-rounders – Imad Wasim celebrated his comeback with a match-winning 3-20 to derail Australia’s charge in the powerplay. You can also opt for the likes of Glenn Maxwell or Mohammad Hafeez.
Bowlers – Billy Stanlake (3-21) and Andrew Tye (3-24) ran through Pakistan’s middle-order to peg them back to 8-155 after Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez had stitched 73-run stand.
From Pakistan, you can opt for Shadab Khan (1-16) and Shaheen Afridi (2-23).
Captain/Vice-Captain Picks:- Babar Azam, Aaron Finch, Imad Wasim, Glenn Maxwell, Shoaib Malik.
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