Pakistan vs Australia: Shaheens to maintain momentum

Pakistan vs Australia: Shaheens to maintain momentum

Start time: 1400, 11/11/2021

Stadium: Dubai International Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Pakistan put their 100 per cent record on the line in the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals against Australia.

The Shaheens surged into the last four with five wins from five en route to topping Group 2.

Babar Azam’s side look unstoppable at the moment and are taken to justify favouritism at 4/5 in our first Pakistan vs Australia prediction.

A Look At Pakistan’s Betting Odds

The 2009 T20 champions set the tone for their impressive campaign in their opening match, coasting to a victory target of 152 without loss in a 10-wicket hammering of arch-rivals India.

Often regarded as a side that lacks consistency, Pakistan also comfortably beat New Zealand, Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland.

Azam has led from the front as skipper, becoming the tournament’s top run-scorer with 264 in five innings at an average of 66 and a strike rate of 128.15.

The right-hander only missed out against New Zealand, making just nine, with other scores of 68, 51, 70 and 66, while his opening partner Mohammad Rizwan has also amassed 214 runs at 71.33.

Azam will be key again from the top of the order and is a tempting 2/1 to hit another half-century in the Pakistan vs Australia odds.

A Look At Australia’s Betting Odds

Australia are looking to reach the final for the first time since losing to England in the 2010 showpiece.

They suffered a semi-final defeat in 2012 before two Super 10 exits, but they have showed signs of getting their act together in the sprint format this year.

Australia hammered Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and West Indies, edged past South Africa and were handed a thumping by England in the group phase.

Doubts emerged about the form of David Warner at the start of the tournament, but the left-hander has responded with 187 runs and two half-centuries.

Adam Zampa also provides the X-factor with the ball, with the leg-spinner taking 11 wickets at 9.90.

He took 5-19 against Bangladesh and is 11/4 to be his side’s top wicket-taker in our Pakistan vs Australia betting tips.

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