Date: November 11, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
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It’s all come down to the business end of the tournament at the World T20 Cup and while the first team to reach the finals will be decided with the match between England and New Zealand, the second team will be decided with a knock out game between Pakistan and Australia. Pakistan are the only team to remain unbeaten in the tournament so far while Australia are seemingly peaking at the right time. However, with the way they are performing this year and with the fact that they have won the T20 World Cup before, Pakistan look like the best this year. They will probably have an edge heading into this game but make no mistake Australia have several match-winners in their ranks too who can single-handedly change the complexion of the match.
Mohammad Rizwan among the wicketkeepers is a no-brainer in the fantasy XI. Good form with the bat at the top of the order, safe behind the wickets and comparatively will get more chances of fetching points. Babar Azam, David Warner, Aaron Finch and Shoaib Malik are the batters who have been in form in this tournament and can be included for those looking for a safe Playing XI. For those willing to go for a risky XI, back Asif Ali to finish the innings for Pakistan as he did in the Super 12 round for the Men in Green.
Glenn Maxwell, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mitchell Marsh are the all-round options to consider for the match along with Imad Wasim. Maxwell and Hafeez again risky picks since they have not been in as good a form as expected out of them. Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc have been the best bowlers in the competition and could be part of a safe XI while Hasan Ali, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood could be considered if one is willing to have a player who fewer people have picked or who can perform in the big matches.
Probable Playing XI
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan
Batters: Babar Azam, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shoaib Malik, Steve Smith
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mitchell Marsh
Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc
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