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Australia would like to continue their winning streak when they face Pakistan for the second time in the tri-series. Both the team will meet tomorrow (July 05) at Harare Sports Club, Harare for the fifth match starting at 01:30 PM IST.
Australia would be charged after claiming a thumping win by 100 runs over the hosts in their last encounter. Batting first, Australia posted 229-2 with help of skipper Aaron Finch’s highest individual score in T20I cricket (172 of 76 balls). In response, Zimbabwe could only collect 129-9 in the allotted over and faced a humiliating 100 runs loss. Andrew Tye and A Agar played a pivotal role in bowling and bagged 5 wickets together.
If we have a look at the points table, Australia is sitting at the top with 2 wins, Pakistan is placed beneath them at second place with 1 win and 1 loss while the hosts are placed at the bottom with 2 loss in 2 matches.
Pakistan and Zimbabwe are playing their second game today. Batting first, hosts have given a target of 163 runs to Pakistan.
Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe has a good batting wicket for the shortest format of the game. the highest score recorded in T20I at this venue is 198/4 while the average first innings score is 152. In a total of 16 games played here, 12 have been won by the team batting first. So, flip of the coin will also be crucial at this pitch.
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Avg 1st inn score: 152
Avg 2nd inn score: 131
Highest Total: 198/4 (20 Ov) by Pak vs ZIM
Lowest Total: 113/10 (15.2 Ov) by PAK vs AUS
Highest Chased: 144/3 (18 Ov) by Ind vs ZIM
Lowest Defended: 138/6 (20 Ov) by Ind vs ZIM
As such no changes are expected in both the teams. Both the teams might remain unchanged unless there are any forced changes.
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Aaron Finch (c), Billy Stanlake, D’Arcy Short, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Kane Richardson, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth
Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan
The probable PAK vs AUS playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: Alex Carey
Batsmen: D Arcy Short, Travis Head, Aaron Finch (c), Glenn Maxwell, N Maddinson
All-rounder: Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis,
Bowlers: Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye, J Richardson(Mitchell Swepson/Kane Richardson)
Wicket-keeper: Sarfraz Ahmed
Batsmen: F Zaman, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat
All-rounder: Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf
Bowlers: M Nawaz, Hasan Ali, M Amir
For Aussies, skipper Aaron Finch is in an excellent form. In two games, he has scored (68* vs Pak) and (172 vs ZIM). Along with him, D Arcy Short who scored 46 in the last game will be crucial. Travis Head, G Maxwell and M Stoinis are the other big hitters in Australia.
In bowling. Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye, and A Agar will be the key. Stanlake has taken 5 wickets while A Tye has bagged 6 wickets in two games.
For Pakistan, F Zaman, Shoaib Malik, and Asif Ali are the key batters. Zaman has scored a fifty while A Ali is also looking in good touch with the bat.
In bowling, M Amir, Hasan Ali and all-rounder Shadab Khan will have to take the charge.
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