Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of today’s T20 World Cup game against Pakistan. After their loss to India in the first match, Pakistan is all set to try a comeback as they battle the team Down Under.
Australia have won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first.
The squads are:
Australia: David Warner, Finch, Shane Watson, Glen Maxwell, George Bailey, Brag Hodge, Haddin, Starc, NM Coulter-Nile, GB Hogg and Bollinger
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar and Saeed Ajmal.
Pakistan 191/5 (20/20 ov)
Australia 175 (20/20 ov). Pakistan won by 16 runs. Check the final scorecard here.
Talking of balance and vision and Australia certainly leads most nations in the tournament. They played well against South Africa in the last T20 series (they’re trying to hit a record of winning all the five T20s they have played in last matches) and today they will put even more pressure on a weaker Pakistan.
Who to count on?
Australia has two fine players in Aaron Finch and David Warner to lean on, who should be great against spin attack too.
Fans can catch the match live on Fox Sports in Australia and PTV in Pakistan. PTV Sports will also be live streaming the match live at its website for viewers in Pakistan. v
Star Sports will be telecasting the match in India, Bangladesh and other countries in Asia while ESPN3 will broadcast in the Unoted States while Sky Sports will telecast in the U.K.
The live streaming can also be watched at Star Sports website here.
Pakistan last met Australia in World T20 in Sri Lanka, but they did well with the spinning department to win the match. For Pakistan, it’s a match that can get them back in the tournament, although there is a long way to go.
Saeed Ajmal will remain their most crucial bowler against Australia, and that’s what their skipper to try to exploit.
With few thunderstorms expected at Mirpur on Sunday, there is a chance of marring the game. The temperatures will otherwise be warm around 30 degrees Celsius.