On Thursday night, Pakistan will face Australia in the second semi-final of the 2021 T20 World Cup in Dubai. The two teams will compete to earn a spot in the mega event final against New Zealand.
So far in the tournament, Pakistan has been the team to beat. They began their campaign with a ten-wicket victory over archrival India, then went on to defeat New Zealand, Afghanistan, Namibia, and Scotland to finish first in Group 1. They are the only unbeaten team in the tournament and will look to maintain their dominance in the crucial match.
Australia, on the other hand, has been one of the tournament’s surprise packages. They were considered underdogs to make it to the semi-finals prior to the start of the tournament, but they did so in style. They only lost one match in the tournament, to archrivals and pre-tournament favorites England. They will look to maintain their momentum and reach the T20 World Cup final for the second time. Over the years, Pakistan and Australia have had heated battles in the T20 format. The two teams have had some historic matches in the T20 World Cups, and both will be looking for another big win.
Let’s take a look at Pakistan’s and Australia’s head-to-head record:
The two teams have played each other 23 times. The Men in Green have dominated the format, winning 13 matches, including one in super over, and losing nine. They will try to maintain their dominance and extend their lead even further.
The two teams have played each other six times in T20 World Cups. Both teams are tied for first place, having won three matches each. Pakistan won the first meeting between the two teams in the tournament’s inaugural edition, while Australia defeated them twice in the tournament’s 2010 edition.
In an agonizing way for Pakistani cricket fans, first in the group stage and then in the semi-final.
Pakistan then defeated Australia in the tournament’s 2012 and 2014 editions before falling short in the 2016 T20 World Cup.