PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch at Manuka Oval favours batsman a lot and we can expect some totals posting on the board. As per Forecast, there is no rain predicted for the day.
- Australia was unchanged from the final match of the T20i series with Sri Lanka for the opening game of this series.
- Ben McDermott had come into the team to replace Glenn Maxwell, who is absent due to mental health issues.
- Australia came into this series on the back of three dominant wins against Sri Lanka, and they looked to be heading for another big victory until the rain-curtailed their efforts at Sydney.
- They had restricted Pakistan to 107/5 from 15 overs in rain-reduced first innings and were cruising to their revised target at 41/0 from just 19 balls when the rain returned and forced an early finish.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF AUSTRALIA
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa
- Pakistan has a much-changed squad from the defeat to Sri Lanka, but there was no place for Musa Khan, Khushdil Shah and Usman Qadir in the opening game of the series.
- With Sarfaraz Ahmed not touring, Babar Azam is captain and Mohammad Rizwan is wicket-keeper.
- Mohammad Irfan made his international return last time out, meanwhile. Pakistan’s batting has been below par so far, though there were some signs of recovery with Babar Azam’s unbeaten half-century in the opening game.
- While they appeared sluggish, 107/5 from 15 overs could have provided a good platform to kick on from in normal 20-over innings.
- After few defeats Nevertheless, after three heavy defeats to Sri Lanka and only avoiding a loss first up because of the rain, confidence is unlikely to be high.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF PAKISTAN
Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan
OUR FANTASY LEAGUE PICKS FOR AUSTRALIA VS PAKISTAN 2nd T20 IN PAKISTAN TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2019 ARE MENTIONED BELOW:
- David Warner (C)
- Ashton Agar
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Shadab Khan (VC)
- Aaron Finch
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Wahab Riaz
- Steve Smith
- Kane Richardson
- Babar Azam
- Mitchell Starc
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*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*