PAK vs AUS Today Match Prediction, Australia tour of Pakistan, 5th April 2022

  • Date- 5th April 2022
  • Time- 08:30 PM IST
  • Venue- Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Match format- T20
  • Weather Forecast- Clear, 37-38 °C

Australia’s historic tour of Pakistan in 2022 concludes on Tuesday (April 5) with a single T20 International at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. For the first time in 24 years, the Australian national cricket team arrived in Islamabad. Three Tests and three One-Day Internationals have been played so far on this tour.

Pakistan, led by No. 1 T20I batsman Babar Azam, will face a shaky Australia in their only Twenty20 international on Tuesday in Lahore. Azam displayed why he is the world’s best one-day batsman by scoring back-to-back hundreds to help his team win the 50-over series after losing the Test series, he leads the best T20I batsmen ranking chart with an average of over 45, so it is expected that he will live up to his reputation.

Top Batsmen for PAK vs AUS

Babar Azam (PAK)- 2620  Runs in 73 Matches, 129.13 Strike Rate (T20I CAREER)

Fakhar Zaman (PAK)- 1253  Runs in 64 Matches, 131.76 Strike Rate (T20I CAREER)

Stephen Myburgh (AUS)- 319 Runs in 16 Matches, 130.2 Strike Rate (T20I CAREER)

Max ODowd (AUS)- 2686 Runs in 88 Matches, 145.43 Strike Rate (T20I CAREER)

Top Bowlers for PAK vs AUS

Shaheen Afridi (PAK)- 45 Wickets in 39 Matches, 7.83 Economy (T20I CAREER)

Haris Rauf (PAK)- 41 Wickets in 34 Matches, 8.44 Economy (T20I CAREER)

Adam Zampa (AUS)-  1478 Wickets in 61 Matches, 6.79 Economy (T20I CAREER)

Jason Behrendorff (AUS)- 7 Wickets in 9 Matches, 8.5 Economy (T20I CAREER)

PAK vs AUS Today Match Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1- If PAK bats first

First Innings score prediction- PAK is expected to score 185.

Result prediction- PAK will win the match by 10 runs.

Scenario 2- If AUS bats first

First Innings score prediction- AUS is expected to score 160.

Result prediction- PAK will win the match by 4 Wickets.

Who Will Win?

PAK to win

Overall, Pakistan has the edge, having won 12 of their 22 Twenty20 matches against the tourists, with one match ending in a tie and one ending in a tie. Considering their home venue and informed top order, they are expected to outperform Australia despite Australia being one of the strongest teams in this format.

Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News

  • After missing the ODI series due to positive Covid tests, spinner Ashton Agar and reserve wicketkeeper Josh Inglis should be available for selection, as per Andrew McDonald.
  • David Warner has joined his Delhi Capitals team for the ongoing IPL 2022 season and will not be available for selection.   

PAK vs AUS Probable Playing 11

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.

Australia: Aaron Finch, Ben McDermott, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (c), Jason Behrendorff/Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.

Squad for PAK vs AUS, Only T20I, AUS tour of Pak, 2022

Pakistan Squad

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Zahid Mahmood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali

Australia Squad

Pat Cummins (c), David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee

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