After much hustle and bustle, Pakistan and Australia are in the semifinals of ICC World Cup T20 2021.
On November 11, an in-form Pakistan will face an in-form Australia in what is expected to be a high-voltage match in Dubai. While Pakistan has remained unbeaten thus far in the tournament, Australia has gained significant momentum heading into the semifinal clash.
Pakistan has thus far a truly professional performance in the tournament.
Australia has been inconsistent in the league stage, but they have been dominant when it counts and are now peaking at the perfect time.
Australia will face a tricky test against Pakistan, the only unbeaten team in the T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan has shed its "unpredictability" label and has been thorough thus far. The presence of Hayden, who is familiar not only with the skill sets of the Australian team but also with the team's culture.
In their first game, Pakistan defeated India by a margin of ten wickets. Later, they defeated New Zealand by five wickets and Afghanistan by five wickets as well. They went on to defeat Namibia by 45 runs and Scotland by 72 runs.
Australia defeated South Africa by five wickets in their first game. They went on to defeat Sri Lanka by seven wickets. Australia also defeated Bangladesh by an eight-wicket margin and the West Indies by an eight-wicket margin. Their lone defeat came by an 8-wicket margin against England.
In today's match, you will see two former teammates and good friends face-off, resulting in an unusual rivalry. Justin Langer, Australia's head coach, and Matthew Hayden, Pakistan's batting consultant, shared many memorable times as teammates when they were part of an all-conquering Australian side, scoring over 6000 runs as a hugely successful opening pair in Tests.
The Australia-Pakistan T20, World Cup match, will be broadcast live on Star Sports channels - Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD - at 7:30 pm Hotstar will offer online streaming of the event. The match between Pakistan (PAK) vs Australia (AUS) will start at 07:30 pm IST.