T20 World Cup Semifinals: Babar Azam’s Pakistan to take on Australia in 2nd Semifinal of World Cup

T20 World Cup Semifinals: Babar Azam’s Pakistan to take on Australia in 1st Semifinal of World Cup
T20 World Cup Semifinals: Babar Azam’s Pakistan to take on Australia in 1st Semifinal of World Cup

T20 World Cup Semifinals: Babar Azam’s Pakistan to take on Australia in 1st Semifinal of World Cup – Group 2 winners Pakistan will face off against Australia in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup as the competition heads into its knockout stages. Australia sealed their place in the semi-final on Saturday, leapfrogging South Africa on net run-rate to clinch the final spot from Group 1. While Pakistan are aiming to win their first T20 World Cup since 2009, Australia are aiming for their maiden success in the tournament. Follow Insidesport.in for all T20 World Cup semi-finals LIVE updates. 

T20 World Cup Semifinals- PAK vs AUS LIVE: Babar Azam’s Pakistan to take on Aaron Finch led Australia in 1st Semifinal of World Cup

Pakistan were the first team to qualify for the T20 World Cup, after their stellar start to the competition. Babar Azam’s side romped to wins over arch-rivals India, New Zealand and Afghanistan, before a dominant performance over Namibia all but clinched their place as one of the top two teams. The Men in Green have won all five games this edition in the group stage and will face Australia in the semi-final. 

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Australia meanwhile started off well, with wins over South Africa and West Indies, before being blown away by arch-rivals England. However, Aaron Finch and Co. bounced back to claim wins over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to make it through to the semi-finals on the barest of margins, with their superior net run-rate knocking out South Africa.

T20 World Cup Semifinals- PAK vs AUS LIVE: Babar Azam’s Pakistan to take on Aaron Finch led Australia in 1st Semifinal of World Cup

The two teams had incidentally met in the semi-final stage of the 2010 T20 World Cup in the Caribbean. Then, Pakistan had set an improbable target of 192 for Australia to chase down, who did so with Michael Hussey playing a stunning innings. Australia eventually lost in the final to England, and the T20 World Cup remains the only title they are yet to win in international cricket. Pakistan meanwhile will be itching to pull off a repeat of the 2009 edition, when they defeated Sri Lanka in the finals under Shahid Afirid’s leadership.

T20 World Cup Semifinals- PAK vs AUS LIVE: Babar Azam’s Pakistan to take on Aaron Finch led Australia in 1st Semifinal of World Cup

Pakistan vs Australia predicted XIs

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

PAK vs AUS LIVE streaming

Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster for T20 WC 2021 in India and other sub-continent regions. The Star Sports broadcasting network will live telecast all action of the upcoming event starting October 17.

The PAK vs AUS LIVE streaming will also be available on digital platforms courtesy Disney+Hotstar App in India and other sub-continent regions.