Australia vs Pakistan in UAE 2018
When: 26 October 2018 | 09:30 PM IST
Where: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Winless Australia will face Pakistan on Friday night in the second T20I at Dubai to salvage their pride. The visitors faced another humiliating 66-run defeat in the first T20I after getting bowled out for 89, their third-lowest T20I total.
The visitors are still looking for their first win of the tour. The four-day practice match ended in a draw, the first Test was a hard-fought appreciable draw for the visitors. But, Pakistan came back strongly in the second test to register 373 runs win and named the series by 1-0.
And, when Aussie Skipper Aaron Finch was confident of some change in fortune with the inclusion of new faces in the T20I squad, Australia succumbed to 89 while chasing 155 runs on the board. While he looked satisfied with the bowling, he was baffled with the batting performance. With a couple of changes in mind, Aaron Finch is hoping to come back strongly for the second encounter.
Imad Wasim, who returned after almost one year gap, and Babar Azam were the key for Pakistan. First, it was Babar Azam who scored unbeaten 68 to help Pakistan post 155 and then Imad Wasim knocked out both the spinners in the very first over. Imad bagged 3 wickets in his spell of 4 overs while giving away just 20 runs.
So, let’s move forward to playing 11 and betting odds.
Here’s the probable playing 11 –
Alex Carey (wk), Chris Lynn, Aaron Finch (c), D Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
Now, let’s have a look at the betting odds.
As per Bet365, the betting odds for Pakistan winning the match are- 1.80, i.e., if you place a 100 INR bet, you will get a return of 180 INR if Pakistan turns out to be the winner.
The betting odds for Australia winning the match are 2.00, i.e., you will get a return of 200 INR if you place a 100 INR bet on Australia winning the match.
So, as per Bet365 AUS vs PAK who will win betting odds, Pakistan are favourite.
According to Betfair, the betting odds for Pakistan winning the game are 1.8 or 4/5 while odds for Australia winning the match are 2.04 or 21/20.
So, as per Betfair also, Pakistan are the favourites to win the game.
Seeing the current form Pakistan, they will be the first favourites to win the game. The ICC number 01 T20I side, Pakistan has only lost 4 out of their last 27 T20Is since the 2016 World Cup. Also, Australia’s inability to play spin bowling makes Pakistan a strong contender for the win.
According to our AUS vs PAK today match prediction, Pakistan will win the match.