AUS vs PAK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 05, 2019
Pakistan tour of Australia may have began a couple of days ago, but the score line still remains at 0-0. Australia were hard done by in the first match as the match was declared abandoned 11 balls before the minimum number of overs could be bowled. While Australia certainly got the moral victory, Pakistan would be glad that they aren't 1-0 down in the series yet. Howevever, with weather expected to hold up a lot better in the upcoming fixture, which is to be played at Manuka Oval, Canberra on 5th November. With just two matches remaining in the series, both the sides will be looking to go one-nil up at Canberra to get an unassailable lead. While it was a rather one-sided affair in the first match, we expect a lot closer contest on Tuesday.
AUS vs PAK Team Previews
Rewind three years and one one would have expected Australia to have the kind of dominance they now have in the limited-overs version of the game. The turnaround in their started when they defeat at India's own backyard and they haven't looked back ever since.
They have been even more dominant of-late and are coming off a remarkable win over Sri Lanka in their previous series. They started their campaign against Pakistan with a superb performance, but could not get a result in.
Chasing 119 in 15 overs, Aaron Finch got them off to a superb start before rain intervened. Australia were at 41/0 in 3.1 overs and needed be at 33 without a loss in five over and despite being eight runs ahead, they had to settle for a draw. Although its David Warner, who has been in superb form for them, Aaron Finch stole the limelight in the first match.
After having a horrendous Ashes tour, David Warner is having the time of his life in the T20s. He is yet to be dismissed from the previous four matches and even Pakistan are going to find it difficult to contain him. Australia have an extremely good batting lineup backed with a terrific top-order.
Even though the absence of Glenn Maxwell has hampered their balance to some extent, Ben Mcdermott, Alex Carey, and Ashton Turner are more than capable of taking care of their middle-order. In addition to batting lineup that goes deep, they have an immaculate bowling attack that can decimate any batting lineup of the world. Mitchell Starc and Patrick Cummins were the pick of the bowlers against Sri Lanka and Kane Richardson proved his worth against Pakistan as he returned with the figures of 2 for 16. They have a well rounded bowling attack with good resources available in both pace and spin departments. Getting past Australia is not going to be an easy task for Pakistan as well.
Australia Playing 11
David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Ben McDermott, AJ Turner, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, KW Richardson, Adam Zampa.
After an embarrasing series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan will be relieved to not to start their Australian campaign with a loss. Before the rain intervened for the first time in previous fixture, Pakistan looked well set at 88 for 3 in 12.4 overs. The intervention reduced the match to just 15 overs a side and Pakistan could score only a few runs leaving an adjusted target of 119 for the Australians.
While Babar Azam looked in pristine touch in the opening match, Pakistan's other batsmen failed to put up a similar performance. Fakhar Zaman was dismissed without troubling the scorers and Haris Sohail followed him back to the pavilion with much time in between. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam rescued them before the latter was dismissed after putting Pakistan in a reasonably good place.
Pakistan have a reasonably good bowling attack, which wasn't test in the first match. The likes of Wahan Riaz, Irfan Khan, and Shadab Khan have proved their worth time again in all kinds of surfaces.
All in all, Pakistan have a superb bowling attack, but playing in unknown conditions could be a cause of concern for their batsmen. If their batsmen can deal with the pressure and the conditions at Canberra, the Aussies will have their work cut out.
Pakistan Playing 11
F Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, SI Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan.
AUS vs PAK Betting Tips
With ICC World T20 less than a year away, both the sides would like to get their combination right as soon as possible. While Australia appear to be pretty certain with their squad, Pakistan have a few choices to make. This tour and the upcoming tours are pretty are going to be pretty vital for them. For the upcoming match, Australia appear to be ahead, at least on paper. They were on a verge of a win in the first match before the rain intervened, and there's no reason why they cannot do it again. Betting on Pakistan will be the way to go in the upcoming fixture.