The Big Picture
As the caravan of the T20I tri-series rolls on, the second game will see the No.1 ranked T20 side, Pakistan taking on a beleaguered Australia on Monday, July 2nd.
Pakistan got off to a great start in the tri-series, having trounced hosts Zimbabwe by 74 runs. Batting first, Pakistan lost Hafeez (7) early, but thanks to gritty contributions from Fakhar Zaman (61 off 40 balls), Shoaib Malik (37 off 24 balls), and Asif Ali’s swashbuckling 21-ball-41, the Men in Green posted a competitive 4-182 in 20 overs. Malik en-route to 37, also became the third cricketer to cross 2000 runs in IT20 cricket after Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill. 183 was always going to be a tall order for the Zimbabweans to chase down against a very-good Pakistani attack, and it was testified to the hilt with Nawaz (2-11), Usman Khan (2-11), and Hasan Ali (2-19) claimed two wickets apiece to bowl the hosts out for 108, 74 runs adrift of the target.
Pakistan will now take on Aaron Finch’s Australia and with the kind of form that the Aussies are coming in (0-6 against England), it presents a great chance for ’em to inflict further wounds on the 50-over World Champions and consolidate their position as the No.1 ranked T20 side in the world. So, who will win PAK vs AUS? Let us delve into the betting odds as part of our PAK vs AUS today match prediction.
Venue:- Harare Sports Club, Harare
When:- Monday, July 2nd, 2018, 01:30 PM IST
The pitch at the Harare Sports Club usually aids the batsmen in the first half, while it proceeds to get considerably slower as the game progresses. Both teams will look to win the toss and bat first.
Total Matches:– 17
Won by team batting first:- 13
Won by team chasing:– 4
Average 1st innings score:– 154
Average 2nd innings score:– 129
PAK vs AUS Head-to-Head (Last Five matches)
Won by Pakistan:- 2
Won by Australia:- 3
PAK vs AUS Squads:-
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth, D’Arcy Short, Travis Head
PAK vs AUS WHO WILL WIN
So, who will win PAK vs AUS? As per Bet365, the odds in favor of PAK winning the game is 1/1, meaning a return of Rs 200 over 100, while that of AUS winning the encounter is 4/5, implying a return of Rs 180 over a claim of 100.