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Mar 23, 2014
After facing a demoralising defeat against arch-rivals India, Pakistan face another uphill task to not just regroup but be on top of their potential to defeat Australia in their second match of the ICC World T20 Group 2 encounter.
The Aussies are in roaring form with a series win over South Africa, and two authoritative performances against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in the warm-up matches.
The task for Pakistan starts straight with the openers in the opposition rank. It’s been a while now that David Warner has looked invincible and Aaron Finch has been equally consistent in the limited overs for Australia. The two can dominate and crush the confidence of the opposition. Against New Zealand, they smashed 113 in eight overs which indicates how dangerous they can be. With Shane Watson to follow, there’s no caution zone to follow for Australia in any part of their innings.
Australia: George Bailey (c), Daniel Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin (wk), Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Doug Bollinger, Glenn Maxwell, James Muirhead, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal (wk), Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Talha, Junaid Khan.
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