Theirs was one of the most dangerous opening matches in Test Cricket as Australia won every game they played. On Thursday, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer prepare for the fall of each other’s clothing at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semifinal at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The team that never loses
Although Hayden, in his childhood career as a member of the Pakistani coaching staff, has been instrumental in Pakistan becoming the only undefeated team to date, he is aware that his boys’ career has been terminated against the home team that Langer oversees. .
Apart from that, the semifinal can be seen as a barrier to Australia’s first trip to Pakistan in 2022 after more than two decades, which was announced a few hours earlier.
As soon as Aaron Finch and Babar Azam come out on top, Hayden and Langer leave the field and eat their fingernails, hoping their teams will continue to run well in the competition to this day.
Going by the shape of the teams and their lines, it has the shape of a humdinger.
Finch and David Warner are the closest competitors to Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in the opening round of the best competition.
Ditto are three runners-up, unbeaten between Mitchell Starc of Australia, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood and Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan, Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali, all of whom have left their feet three weeks ago.
In these cases, the battle for the spinners can be guaranteed. Adam Zampa has been revealed in Australia, being the top-wicket winner in the Super-12 and 11 scalp.
Instead, despite being able to stop the batsmen, Shadab Khan or Imad Wasim were not always in the middle of wickets.
If Zampa circles his page around the terrifying central and central Pakistan, with young Asif Ali joining former warriors Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, Australia can expect him to be able to regroup in a very short time. .
On the other hand, if Pakistan can stop Zampa’s dream between overs, Hayden can expect a bigger smile than his open-handed counterpart with his left hand.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik.
The game starts at 7.30 pm IST.