AUS vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 1st T20I

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 1st T20I

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 1st T20I. Pakistan and Australia will face-off in the first T20I at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

Team Australia has got a dream start to their home summer clean-sweeping Sri Lanka by a margin of 134 runs, 9 wickets and 7 wickets in three-match T20I series. Now, They shift their focus on No.1 ranked T20I side Pakistan who have revamped their squad after receiving thrashing from second-string Sri Lanka side at their home turf.

David Warner is in red hot form for the hosts scoring 217* runs in three encounters without getting dismissed a single time. Skipper Finch and Steven Smith are also brilliant at the top for the team. Their bowlers are also performing well with Cummins and Starc spearheading the pace attack along with witty spin attack of Zampa and Ashton Agar. They will, however, miss the services of Glenn Maxwell who has taken an indefinite break from cricket to cure his mental well-being.

Pakistan, on the other hand, will now be led by Babar Azam after dropping Sarfaraz Ahmed from the limited-overs squad after his poor form. Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail will be the key with bat along with Babar while Asif Ali and Imad Wasim will have the responsibility to perform the finishing duties for the team. They have a strong bowling attack containing pacers Mohammad Amir, Irfan, Hasnain, and Wahab Riaz along with wicket-taking spin duo of Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim who will have to chip in with crucial wickets for the team. They have also given chance to young talents such as Usman Qadir, Mohammad Musa and Khushdil Shah who will also hope to take advantage of the opportunity.

When and Where

AUS vs PAK, 1st T20I, Pakistan tour of Australia, 2019.
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
09:00 AM, 03rd November 2019.

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 164
Average 2nd innings score: 149

A good track will be on offer with more support to batsmen.

A good total above 160 can be expected and the chasing team can have a slight advantage.

Pacers will hope to make the best use of initial movement while spinners can find some turn in the latter part of the match.

Squads

AUS:
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Warner, Adam Zampa, D’Arcy Short.

PAK:
Babar Azam (c), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir.

Team News

Australia:

  • They are likely to go with the same winning combination as in the last T20I against Sri Lanka.

Pakistan:

  • Team can either prefer the experience of Mohammad Irfan or can go with the young pace of M Hasnain.

Probable Playing XI

AUS:
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (WK), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson.

PAK:
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Haris Sohail, M Rizwan (WK), Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, M Hasnain/M Irfan.

Top picks for AUS vs PAK Dream11

Australia:

David Warner: He is in record-breaking form in this format and remained unbeaten throughout the series against Sri Lanka scoring 100*,60* and 57* runs in three matches. He will be a must pick in your fantasy team.

Aaron Finch: Skipper Finch is a destructive batsman and can change the course of match single-handedly. He scored 64 and 37 runs in two matches.

Pat Cummins: Pacer Cummins is performing consistently for Australia taking crucial wickets and can also contribute with the bat. He struck twice in all the three encounters.

Steve Smith: He scored unbeaten 53 runs in second T20I against Sri Lanka and can be demoted in case of good start from openers.

Mitch Starc: Fiery pacer Starc is a wicket-taking option in limited-overs cricket and took four scalps in two matches.

Adam Zampa: Leggie Zampa is a wicket-taking spinner and took three and two wicket-haul in two matches.

Pakistan:

Babar Azam: No.1 T20I batsmen Babar Azam is in excellent form and was the top scorer of the recent T20 Blast. However, He failed to impress in the home series against Sri Lanka.

Fakhar Zaman: A flamboyant opener Fakhar Zaman is a very attacking batsman. He will be a good pick in your fantasy team provided he survives early challenge imposed by lethal Australian pacers.

Haris Sohail: He is a technically strong batsman and played outstanding knocks in the World Cup in the middle order. He will have the responsibility to anchor the innings in the middle order.

Imad Wasim: He can be a match-winner with the bat as well as the ball. In the World Cup, he played many good cameos with the bat moreover he is also very economical with the ball and is second on the list of top T20I bowlers.

Mohammad Amir: He is a lethal pacer and can destroy any batting line-up on his day. His recent form is also good but can find difficult to chip wickets of consistent Australian top-order.

Shadab Khan: He is a wicket-taking spinner and generally performs well with the ball. He can also be handy with the bat. He took three wicket-haul in practice match.

Mohammad Hasnain: He is a hit-the-deck pacer and is a perfect bowler for T20I format. He took a hat-trick in last T20I series against Sri Lanka.

Mohammad Rizwan: He is a consistent performer and was one of the top scorers of recent National T20 Cup in Pakistan.

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

H2H team:

M Rizwan (wk)
David Warner ( C )
Aaron Finch ( VC )
Fakhar Zaman
Haris Sohail
Imad Wasim
Ashton Agar
Pat CumminsMitch Starc
Shadab Khan

Note: If you want to take Steve Smith, You can replace Fakhar Zaman after making some changes in the bowling department.

Captain and Vc Choices:

David Warner, Babar Azam, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Fakhar Zaman, Pat Cummins, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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