New Delhi. In the T20 World Cup, the second semi-final (PAK vs AUS T20 World Cup Semifinal) will be played between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai today. Pakistan team led by Babar Azam has reached the semi-finals by winning 5 consecutive matches. Whereas Australia had to lose one match to reach the last-4. Looking at the current form, the claim of the Pakistan team reaching the final looks stronger. Many former veteran cricketers of Pakistan are encouraging the team. The name of Shoaib Akhtar has also been added to this. He encouraged the team by tweeting before the semi-final against Australia.
Shoaib wrote for the Pakistan team, “It’s a big day for you. With your rhythm, your energy, inshallah you will be able to conquer it. Just give your 100 per cent, be positive and aggressive. It is the caste of Allah who gives success. Well done and best wishes.”
Earlier, Pakistan’s batting consultant Matthew Hayden had also said that yes, this is a very important tournament for Pakistan. We have a team of players here who are ready to perform and not only in the semi-finals but, inshallah, we will go beyond that, make it to the finals.
Hayden also claimed to play Pakistan’s final
Hayden further said that this is a very unusual feeling. I have been a warrior of Australian cricket for over two decades. So this gives me a good understanding of not only these players but also the cricket culture in Australia.
Pakistan won the T20 World Cup in 2009
Pakistan had earlier won the T20 World Cup title in 2009. Then the Pakistan team became the champion after defeating Sri Lanka in the tournament held in England. However, in the last T20 World Cup held in 2016, the Pakistan team was knocked out in the first round itself. Then out of 4 Pakistan team won one match. He had to face defeat at the hands of India, Australia and New Zealand. But this time the Pakistan team showed a tremendous game and without losing the match, the ticket for the semi-finals has been cut. In such a situation, there is a strong possibility of him becoming the champion.