Today Australia v Pakistan is the the T20I match focus for our Cricket Betting Tips & Match Prediction feature on CricketWorld.com
Match Details T20I Tri Series
Australia v Pakistan
Venue - Harare Sports Club, Harare
Time – 09.00 am BST
Let’s have a look at the two squads.
Australia - Aaron Finch (c) (Melbourne Renegades), Alex Carey (vc) (Adelaide Strikers), Ashton Agar (Perth Scorchers), Travis Head (Adelaide Strikers), Nic Maddinson (Melbourne Stars), Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars), Jhye Richardson (Perth Scorchers), Kane Richardson (Melbourne Renegades), D’Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Billy Stanlake (Adelaide Strikers), Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars), Mitchell Swepson (Brisbane Heat), Andrew Tye (Perth Scorchers), Jack Wildermuth (Melbourne Renegades)
Pakistan - Fakhar Zaman, Shehzad Talat, Hamza Tahir, Sarfraz Ahmed wkt, Shoaib Malik, Alinot, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali
Saksham Mishra our match prediction analyst for the series comments on Pakistan – “In the match against Zimbabawe, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali starred with the bat while Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Khan and Hasan Ali were the standout bowlers.”
He continues on Australia: “Australia, on the other hand, are coming off a losing streak. They did not only lose the ODI series 5-0 against England but also failed to win the one-off T20I. After Tim Paine's abysmal captaincy stint, it is now time for Aaron Finch to take over. This series can also work as a litmus test for Cricket Australia's future plans of designating Aaron Finch the captaincy of the ODIs leading up to the 2019 World Cup.
The Aussie batting depends a lot on Aaron Finch and Travis Head. Finch would love to lead from the front and start the tour on a positive note. Australia also have a few quality bowlers in Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye and Kane Richardson. The young spinner Swepson was also impressive in the T20I against England.”
Match Prediction and Cricket Betting Tips
All in all, it is going to be a great contest. While Pakistan would like to maintain their winning streak, Australia would be desperate to get back on track and taste victory after a long time.
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) Aaron Finch (Australia) - Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) Billy Stanlake (Australia) - Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan)
Most Sixes - Aaron Finch (Australia) - Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)
Team Scores (Batting First) – Australia 200+ - Pakistan 160+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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