Pakistan and Australia will battle in the second semi-final in the T20 world cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams faced each other in World cup T20 in 2010, where men in yellow won by 3 wickets with one ball left with Michael Hussey, the key player behind the win.
Pakistan is back in action in full form by winning all the matches in Super 12 and leading the points table in Group 2. It seems that the Wasim Akram era has come back with full compassion, enthusiasm, and tactics to turn the table. In comparison, Australia won 4 matches and lost 1 against England by 8 wickets. Australia's winning streak against Pakistan is at par by winning all four ICC world cup matches. Will Pakistan be able to beat this taboo?
Pakistan is expected to have no changes in the team, while Australia is in a dilemma to replace Mitchel Marsh with Ashton Agar. The powerplay on the batting and bowling side will be the major key role for both teams. If batsman scores maximum runs in the first six overs, it will be difficult to chase for the other one while on the bowling side; if the team can eradicate maximum wickets in the powerplay overs, then the team would not be able to present a defending total.
Backbone players of both sides:
The pitch in Dubai is equally good for both batsmen and bowlers. Spinners might play an important part in the middle overs. The average total score till now in the league is 141 for the first half of the match.
No signs of rain are seen in the weather forecast news. Also, the humidity will be difficult for the players to handle; it is predicted to be 54 percent. And the temperature is recorded to be 28 degrees Celsius. Dew can play an important role at night, so the team winning the toss will be at an advantage to choose bat or bowling first.