Pakistan vs Australia: T20 World Cup UK start time, TV, live stream, team news, prediction ...

New Zealand await in the final of the men’s T20 World Cup as Pakistan and Australia meet in this afternoon’s second semi-final.

Pakistan have been the tournament’s standout team so far, winning all five of their Super 12 matches en route to the semis, and having seen favourites England go out against the Black Caps yesterday, will have grown in confidence once more.

Not much was expected of Australia coming into the competition, but with defending champions West Indies faltering badly, Aaron Finch’s men took advantage with a thumping victory in their final group game to edge out South Africa on net-run-rate and qualify alongside England for the final four.

The Aussies have never won the tournament, losing to England in their only final appearance 11 years ago, while Pakistan are looking to join West Indies as the only team to have lifted the trophy twice, having beaten Sri Lanka in the 2009 final at Lord’s.

Date, UK start time and venue

Pakistan vs Australia is scheduled for a 2pm GMT start time today, Thursday, November 11, 2021.

The match will take place at the Dubai International Stadium.

Where to watch Pakistan vs Australia

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event, with coverage starting at 1.30pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Pakistan vs Australia team news

Neither team have any significant injury concerns coming into the game, meaning both are likely to stick with the tried and tested.

Pakistan’s top order have fired throughout the tournament, with Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in sparkling form, while the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali have all been among the wickets.

For Australia, opener David Warner has found some good form, while Adam Zampa is enjoying an excellent tournament with the ball.

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

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

Pakistan vs Australia team news

Australia have exceeded expectations so far in the tournament but were utterly outclassed on the one occasion when they came up against genuinely world-class opposition in England.

Pakistan have had the look of champions from ball-one in this tournament and if they replicate their form of the Super 12 stage, should have too much.

Pakistan to win.

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