The World Cup Cricket has come to the crucial stage as the quarter finals are on the board. If we consider the words quoted by the former captain and also the World Cup winning captain Imran Khan; he is very confident that the 1992 winner Pakistan will be able to win the upcoming quarter final match against four time former champion Australia and clear the path for semifinals. Let’s talk about the logical facts about how Pakistan can beat Australia in World Cup quarter final.
How PAK can beat AUS in 3rd QF
Adelaide, The Venue
If we talk about the venue of the much awaited quarter final match between the two world class teams, it is well known that the venue is favorable for Misbah’s team. Adelaide is a slow pitch and if Pakistan is willing to win then the best chance of beating Australia is in Adelaide. Advance to this match, Pakistan beat Ireland in Adelaide to make its entry into quarter finals.
Spinners Advantage and Pacers Delight
It is the fact of the matter that if there is a wicket in Australia that helps spinners, it’s Adelaide. Leg-spinner Yasir is there to come up with the extra crackers against Australia.
The start was tough for Pakistan after losing against India in Adelaide, but recently they have got the grip on the game. Now the momentum is going up as the bowlers Mohammed Irfan and Wahab Riaz played outstanding in the night conditions to bite the big slice of the toast i.e. winning against South Africa.. Irfan has been ruled out but Pakistan is sure to create an upset for Australia as they have the bowlers to do magic.
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The team management of Pakistan has come up with quite different combinations at the top order and eventually got the right one to work for the team. The wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has just got lucky for the team and has been promoted to the top order to do the job well done. His earlier knocks including 49 against South Africa and a century against Ireland have just been fantastic so far. Sarfraz will be a good support and morale booster to Ahmed Shehzad who himself is going good.
A defensive frame of mind looks to win games by saving runs, while an attacking mindset looks to triumph games by taking wickets. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now very clear about his mindset and understands what he needs to do – which is to have his finest batting squad upfront. Above all, the captain needs each and everyone to contribute if they are going to unnerve the cage of Australia.
The formula is simple – right partnerships of the top orders, wickets in hand at the end and during the Powerplay to advance team’s score, giving minimal extras, aggressive and attacking mindset with the new ball. But the going is tough as the winner will be the one that can produce aforementioned skills under pressure. Here Pakistan has got an edge.
Surely, Pakistan doesn’t want to slip up against Australia in their fiery quarter final match.