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Australia and Pakistan will face each other again in the Second T20 Match in Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday 7 September 2012. George Bailey skipper of Australia has admitted his side stands no chance of winning the World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka if their performances mirror a shattering first-up loss to Pakistan in the series in Dubai. The seven-wicket hiding was Australia’s heaviest in terms of balls to spare for the chasing team, after Bailey’s men were shot out for a measly 89, their lowest total since England rolled Ricky Ponting’s team for 79 in only their second T20I, at the Rose Bowl in 2005.
The ODI series that preceded these games was narrowly won by Australia, but the T20 side is not that of Michael Clarke. Bailey has plenty to live up to over the next three matches, not least the need for him to put a stamp on the captaincy with his bat, which so far has yielded a grand total of 60 runs and a highest score of 24. Cricket Australia have taken an increasingly serious look at T20, reflected in how the workloads of several players have been managed to have them building up to a peak over the next month. Australians can now slip to 10th in the ICC’s T20 rankings before the global event begins. Should Pakistan sweep the series – a possibility given the lopsidedness of the opening match – then Bailey’s team will line-up for their tournament opener ranked below their opponents Ireland.
After winning the first T20 International match it is sure that Pakistan has a strong batting line and stronger bowling and especially the spinner. Pakistan has got world’s no. 1, 2 and 3 spinners Muhammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Khan Afridi. These are said to be the best spinner of the world. The 2nd T20 International match between Pakistan and Australia will be held in Dubai on 7th of September. The second match is expected to be the toughest match of the tour because would try their level best to level the series by 1-1 while Pakistan would try to keep their lead on Australia. The 2nd match of T20 International is said to be most important for the Pakistani to win as Pakistan has not win any of the series from Australia since World Cup Final 1999 at England. Here is a bad news for the Pakistani cricket lover that Shahid Khan Afridi would not join the team in the 2nd T20 International because of its injury on the thumb on left hand.
GJ Bailey*, SR Watson, DT Christian, PJ Cummins, XJ Doherty, BW Hilfenhaus, GB Hogg, DJ Hussey, MEK Hussey, AC McDermott, CJ McKay, GJ Maxwell, MA Starc, MS Wade†, DA Warner, CL White
Mohammad Hafeez*, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal†, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Jamshed, Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul,Yasir Arafat
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