After the rain has ruined the first match, Australia and Pakistan are ready to face each other in the 2nd T20Is.
While Pakistan can consider themselves very lucky to get the escape. Aaron Finch was cruising Australia to the wins by his damaging mode. But nonetheless, the rain had its final say. However, Pakistan will try to regroup as a team to display some better challenges in front of confident Australia.
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Australia and Pakistan have played 20 matches in T20Is cricket. Very surprisingly, Pakistan has been able to stay on the winning side for most occasions. Meanwhile, even more, shocking aspect is in the last 5 matches Australia has not been able to beat Pakistan in T20I.
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In the first T20I Australia batted only 3 overs, but they showed very brutal intent in their brief expedition. However, they will look to continue their wonderful form they carrying right from the Sri Lanka series, led by David Warner. Although the Glenn Maxwell break from the cricket is a big loss for them. While Ben McDermott has replaced him, but it is understandable it is not easy to fill the shoe of this hard hitter.
As a bowling unit, right now they are looking very sedate. Moreover, they have a clear plan for the opposition. Although Adam Zampa had a rare off day in the first T20I, where he gave away 30 runs in his 3 over quota. Other than that, they did not give a foot wrong. They will target to carry their decent approach in the next match as well.
Cricket Match Tips Key Players
Aaron finch showed a small trailer of his capability on the first match. He is likely to travel Pakistan bowling attack in the second match.
Australia XI Prediction
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Strac
They looked lack of intent in the first match as a batting unit in the first game. However, captain Babor Azom was the lone exception. Moreover, he looked very comfortable against the scary Aussie bowling line-up. He scored 59 off 38 balls at a strike rate of 155.
It is super important to play as a team to do well in Australia. But the Pakistan team is completely lacking in this area.
Cricket Match Tips Key Players
Babor Azam also ready showed some class in the first game. So he will be a big threat to the Australian team.
Pakistan XI Prediction
Babor Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Mohammed Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Hassan
Stadium – Canberra
Capacity – 25,011
Weather & Pitch Conditions
There is no real issue over the weather during the match. The temperature will be 20 around 20-degree Celcius throughout the match.
The venue has not been able to host a T20I game yet. However, the match between PM XI and Sri Lanka XI has been conducted on this ground. The match was a rather low scoring one. Batsmen might find difficult to bat on the pitch.
Considering the low scoring history of this ground, the toss winning captain might prefer to bat first to get the luxury to defend the total.
Cricket Match Tips and Prediction
Australia with the commanding form is looking the clear favorite for the third match.