AUSvsPAK in T20 World Cup Semis: Australia and Pakistan will clash in the second semi-final match of the T20 World Cup today. This match to be played at Dubai International Stadium is going to be very interesting. This is because Pakistan has reached the semi-finals by winning all its matches of the group stage, while Australia has also entered the semi-finals by winning 4 out of 5 matches. Cricket lovers will also be waiting for some special moments during the match. What will these moments be, read here..
1. David Warner and Shaheen Afridi face to face
Australian opener David Warner has scored 187 runs in 5 matches of this World Cup at an average of 47. He has scored these runs with a quick strike of 145. He is also Australia’s lead scorer. He played an unbeaten innings of 89 runs off 56 balls against West Indies. Warner will be the biggest threat to Pakistan.
The responsibility of stopping Warner will be on Pakistan’s fast bowler Shaheen Afridi. During Australia’s innings, both of them are set to face-off. Shaheen has so far given only 6.70 runs per over in 5 matches and has taken 6 wickets. He bowled exceptionally against India. In his first and third over, he had run both the openers of Team India. The only hope that Pakistan will expect from him is to send Australia’s opener Warner to the pavilion soon.
2. How will Josh Hazlewood stop Babar Azam?
Pakistan captain Babar Azam is at number two in terms of scoring the most runs in this World Cup. He has 264 runs in 5 matches. He has given a smooth start to his team in every match. He will face the challenge of Australian fast bowler Hazlewood. Hazlewood is the highest wicket-taker for Australia in this World Cup. In 5 matches, he has sent 8 players to the pavilion. In such a situation, it will be very interesting to see how Hazlewood bowls in front of Azam during Pakistani batting.
3. Malik’s experience will be seen on Adam Zampa’s spin
Adam Zampa has bowled amazingly this time. He has 11 wickets in his name in 5 matches. He is the second highest wicket-taker in the World Cup. Pakistan has a very experienced player to answer their spin – Shoaib Malik. Shoaib Malik plays spinners very well. This time he is also performing well with the bat. He scored 54 runs in just 18 balls against Scotland. In such a situation, the face-off between Zampa and Malik will be one of the most exciting moments of the match.
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