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Pakistan hopes ride on their spin wizard Saeed Ajmal to outsmart the Australian big-hitters © AFP

 

Mar 23, 2014

 

Australia‘s journey in the ICC World T20 2014 kicks off in Dhaka against Pakistan, who are still smarting from their tame surrender to arch-rivals India in the tournament’s curtain-raiser on March 21st. Australia’s T20 squad, not too dissimilar to their Test squad have been in a rich vein of form of late after notching up facile wins against England and South Africa.

 

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Pakistan will look to make amends after surrendering to India and the tough groups mean that it is a must-win game for the men in green. Pakistan’s hopes will largely depend on Saeed Ajmal‘s spin, which will have an important role to play in the match. Australia have a big battery of power-hitters who are tailor-made for this format, because of which it wouldn’t be a surprise if this tie ends as a high-scoring contest.

 

ICC World T20 2014 Points Table and Team Standings

 

ICC World T20 2014 Schedule details