Pakistan team is to face Australia tonight in the second semi-final match of T20 World Cup 2021. Under the captaincy of Babar Azam, Pakistan has been unbeaten in this tournament so far and the team has shown excellent performance in all the three departments of the game. This is the reason why the team is now being considered as a strong contender for the title. However, he is fully expected to get a tremendous challenge from the Kangaroo team. Australia are also looking quite balanced after David Warner’s return to form. Despite this, former West Indies batsman Brian Lara believes that Aaron Finch’s team will fail to beat Pakistan and the final of the tournament will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan.
Before the second semi-final match, Brian Lara wrote on his Twitter, ‘My prediction – Pakistan. Australia is a very dangerous team. They have a solid lineup that can beat anyone. But, Pakistan has the ability in both bowling and batting, on the basis of which they will be able to make it to the final. Pakistan started the World Cup of cricket being played on the soil of UAE and Oman by beating India by 10 wickets. After this, the performance of the team in the next four matches has also been excellent.
Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have given the team a good start. Babar is second in terms of scoring the most runs in the tournament. The experience of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik in the middle order has also been of great use to the team. Shaheen Shah Afridi has impressed everyone in bowling. At the same time, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim have handled the responsibility of the spin department very well.