Australia vs Pakistan, free match prediction 05 Nov 2019

05 Nov 2019 | 13:40 | Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia
151/3 in 18.3 8.16 winner
150/6 in 20.0 7.50

Australia beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

Pakistan face uphill battle against in-form Australia at Canberra!

  • The opening game of the T20I series between Australia and Pakistan ended in a result due to heavy showers.
  • Captain Babar Azam was the standout performer for Pakistan in the opening game of the series.
  • Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc were the key performers for Australia in the opening game played at Sydney.

Expect Australia to register a comfortable win at Canberra!

  • Tournament: Australia vs Pakistan, 2019
  • Format: T20I
  • Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

Match Preview

Host Australia and Pakistan will battle it out in the second game of the T20I series at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday. Aaron Finch will be frustrated that the opening game of the series was abandoned due to heavy showers.

The home side was placed in a comfortable position to win the game before heavy downpours meant that the contest ended in a no-result. Host Australia will be keen to maintain their standards with the bat and ball against Pakistan in this fixture.

On the other hand, Pakistan will need to learn from their mistakes made in the opening game of the series. The visitors were lucky to escape a possible defeat at the hands of Australia in Sydney. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that senior players can put their hands and deliver the goods in this contest.

Teams Preview

Australia Preview

The hosts will be looking to maintain their winning momentum when they take on Pakistan in the second game of the one-day series. With the previous game abandoned, Australia will be determined to draw first blood against Pakistan in this contest. In the batting department, the side will be relying on their in-form opening pair of David Warner and Aaron Finch to deliver the bulk of the runs. In the previous game, Finch and Warner got Australia off to a flying start and put on an unbeaten 41-run partnership in just three overs.

The opening duo will be keen to continue their excellent form with the bat in this contest. Captain Aaron Finch looked in excellent form with the bat in the previous game and scored unbeaten 37 off 16 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He will be keen to a rich vein of form with the bat in this game as well. Steven Smith has been in excellent form with the bat since his return to the national side. He delivered credible batting performances for Australia in the three-match series played against Sri Lanka. He will be keen to make a decent score for Australia in this game.

Middle-order comprising of Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner and Alex Carey will need given the task of scoring quick runs for the side in the later stages of the innings. Ashton Turner managed to spend a decent amount of time at the crease in the final game of the series played against Sri Lanka. In the bowling department, the onus will be on the new-ball pair of Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson to pick up wickets in the Initial Powerplay overs.

The duo bowled exceedingly well in the previous game and picked up four wickets between them. Pat Cummins bowled well and conceded only 15 runs from his three overs. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa had a poor outing with the ball and conceded 30 runs from his three overs.

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steven Smith, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson.

Australia Key Players From Previous Game Of Australia vs Pakistan, 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Finch 37 16 5 2 231.25
D Warner 2 4 0 0 50
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Starc 3.0 0 22 2 7.33
K Richardson 3.0 0 16 2 5.33
A Agar 3.0 0 23 1 7.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Starc 3.0 0 22 2 7.33
K Richardson 3.0 0 16 2 5.33
A Agar 3.0 0 23 1 7.67

Australia Actual Playing XI:

AJ Turner, Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, KW Richardson, Ashton Agar, Ben McDermott, Steven Smith, Adam Zampa, David Warner

Pakistan Preview

The visitors will be looking to deliver an improved batting performance in this contest. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table against Australia at Manuka Oval on Tuesday. In the batting department, the side looks heavily reliant on the likes of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman to produce the bulk of the runs. In the previous game, Fakhar Zaman perished for a first-ball duck. Left-hander will be looking to make a strong comeback with the bat in this contest.

Captain Babar Azam led from the front with the bat in the opening game of the one-day series. He was the standout performer in the batting department in the game played in Sydney. Babar Azam anchored the innings for Pakistan and scored unbeaten 59 runs off 38 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He put on a 60-run partnership with wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan to see Pakistan post 107 runs for the loss of five wickets in 15 overs. Mohammad Rizwan proved to be an ideal partner for Babar at the other end and scored 31 off 33 balls with the help of one four and one six. He will be looking to continue his good form with the bat in this game as well. The likes of Haris Sohail, Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed will be looking to key contributions with the bat for Pakistan in this game.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim to provide crucial breakthroughs in this contest.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Babar Azam (captain), Haris Sohail, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Australia vs Pakistan, 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Azam 59 38 5 2 155.26
H Sohail 4 6 1 0 66.67
M Rizwan 31 33 1 1 93.94
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Irfan 2.0 0 31 0 15.5
M Amir 1.1 0 9 0 7.71
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Irfan 2.0 0 31 0 15.5
M Amir 1.1 0 9 0 7.71

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Amir, SI Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, F Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Irfan, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Iftikhar Ahmed

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The pitch at Manuka Oval will certainly provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Tuesday is expected to be sunny with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Manuka Oval in Canberra is going to second T20I game between Australia and Pakistan. The home side will take heart from the fact they have played some games at this venue.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be keen to bowl and make use of pitch conditions. The average score at the venue is around 140 runs.

Winning Prediction

Host Australia will be favorites to this game against Pakistan. The home side certainly dominated the proceedings in the previous game played against Pakistan. With the top-order firing on all cylinders, Australia will be hard to beat in these conditions

Expect Australia to register a comfortable win at Canberra!

Author: Shoaib Z.