Pakistan vs. Australia, 1st T20I, Oct 24, Wed: Fantasy Cricket Tips

Pakistan and Australia are all set to play against each other on 24th October 2018 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The series consisting of three T20 games and two test matches and everyone is wondering as to which team is more likely to win. As this is merely a question for many, it is crucial for the fantasy cricket players. So here are some fantasy cricket tips for this 1st T20 which is to be held at 9:30 pm (IST).

Past results and statistics:

Pakistan ranks 7th in the ICC team rankings, and Australia ranks 3rd. In T20s, Pakistan is at number 1 whereas Australia is at number 3.

Overall in the test matches, out of the 62 matches played by the sides, Australia has won 31 whereas Pakistan has won 14 with 17 matches ending in draws. But when we look at their T20 statistics, out if 17 matches, Pakistan has won 9 whereas Australia has won 7 with one tie. This shows that Pakistan has a better overall record in T20 whereas Australia has a better overall record in test matches.

Pakistan didn’t ace in the recent Asia Cup matches due to the team’s form and temperament whereas Australia will also have to bear additional load due to the ball-tampering scandal resulting in the absence of their two top players, Steven Smith and David Warner.

Player forms:

Pakistan has excellent batters such as Azhar Ali, Iman-ul-Haq, Babar Azam and captain Sarfraz Ahmad. They have fantastic blowers too like Mohammad Abbas and Yasir Shah.

When we look at the Australian team, captain Tim Paine will be pressurised to make up for the absence of Steven Smith and David Warner. But batters such as Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, and Usman Khawaja are nonetheless. The Australian will rely on Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc for ace bowling.

Also, keep in mind that Pakistani players are more familiar with the harsh UAE weather conditions than Australian players. These were some points to consider while wagering on the teams.

Below is the list of batsmen for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.

PLAYERS TO WATCH – BATSMEN
TeamsPlayersMAT-RUNS-AVG-SR
AUSAJ Finch9-464-92.80-206.22
AUSDJM Short9-373-46.62-132.26
PAKFakhar Zaman10-417-41.70-157.95
PAKShoaib Malik10-288-96.00-171.42

Below is the list of bowlers for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.

PLAYERS TO WATCH – BOWLERS
TeamsPlayersMAT-W-ECO-SR
AUSAJ Tye10-18-8.38-13.2
AUSB Stanlake10-13-8.36-17.5
PAKShadab Khan10-13-7.11-17.4
PAKHasan Ali8-8-8.52-17.2

You can also check details for last few Pakistan Vs Australia matches to get an idea which team would be the winner in this upcoming match.

SERIES/TOURNAMENT

DATE

     LAST FIVE MATCHES

Zimbabwe Twenty20 Tri-Series

8-Jul-18

PAK (Winner) Vs AUS

Zimbabwe Twenty20 Tri-Series

5-Jul-18

PAK (Winner) Vs AUS

Zimbabwe Twenty20 Tri-Series

2-Jul-18

PAK Vs AUS (Winner)

World T20

25-Mar-16

PAK Vs AUS (Winner)

Australia tour of United Arab Emirates 2014/15

5-Oct-14

PAK Vs AUS (Winner)

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