Australia have won the toss and are bowling first. Pakistan will take on Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup. The Men in Green are on a winning streak of five matches in the tournament. From batters to bowlers, everyone has contributed to Pakistan’s success in the UAE.
Australia, on the other hand, have played like a team in the T20 World Cup. They lost just one match in their group and the way players have contributed, the team led by Aaron Finch can thump any team on its day.
Australia have won all four ICC knockout games against Pakistan. Meanwhile, Pakistan have won 16 consecutive T20Is in the UAE. The pitch should be good for batting. Dew could be a factor, making the toss important.
Australia (Playing XI): 1 David Warner 2 Aaron Finch (capt) 3 Mitchell Marsh 4 Steve Smith 5 Glenn Maxwell 6 Marcus Stoinis 7 Matthew Wade (wk) 8 Pat Cummins 9 Mitchell Starc 10 Adam Zampa 11 Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan (Playing XI):: 1 Babar Azam (capt) 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 3 Fakhar Zaman 4 Mohammad Hafeez 5 Shoaib Malik 6 Asif Ali 7 Shadab Khan 8 Imad Wasim 9 Hasan Ali/Mohammad Nawaz 10 Haris Rauf 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi