T20 World Cup: Canada Gears Up To Take on Pakistan

Pakistan will need to win the match against Canada to keep their hopes of reaching the Super Eight stage of the tournament alive in the twenty team T20 World Cup.

The T20 World Cup 2024 is in full swing, with teams competing to advance to the tournament’s Super Eight stage. We’ve seen several upsets along the way, such as Canada defeating Ireland, but the biggest one came when the host country, the United States, defeated Pakistan. A lot has happened since then, with Pakistan losing again to India in the World Cup. The Babar Azam-led team is currently on the verge of elimination from the competition, and they will need to win against Canada to keep their hopes of reaching the Super Eight stage alive.

In this post, we shall examine all facets of a crucial clash between Pakistan and Canada in The Twenty20 World Cup.

Pakistan

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The Men in Green have had a forgettable T20 World Cup so far, losing to the USA and India. The defeat against the former may have been surprising, but the loss to India would have undoubtedly harmed the team’s confidence because they were unable to chase a modest total of 120 runs, especially because the team had lost only one wicket after ten overs and needed 70 odd runs. However, as the saying goes, cricket is an unpredictable sport, as demonstrated by Pakistan’s match versus India.

The Cause

One of the reasons for Pakistan’s back-to-back losses in the competition was the team’s failure to play consistently in all three sectors. For example, the batsmen posted a solid score on the board against the United States, but the bowlers failed to defend it, whereas the bowlers performed admirably against India, but the batting failed terribly. Pakistan must get their act together in the remaining matches, one of which is against Canada, to resurrect their campaign and create a compelling case for a berth in the T20 World Cup Super Eight stage.

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Probable XI: Mohammad Rizwan, Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imad Wasim/Azam Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir.

Canada

Canada is coming off a historic win against Ireland, their first against a Test-playing nation, and in the T20 World Cup as well. The debutants defended a modest score against the Irish squad on a beneficial wicket in New York, which is renowned for aiding bowlers due to the uneven surface of a stadium erected in 100 days for the World T20. The Canadian squad hopes to maintain their recent fine form and put on a strong performance against Pakistan in the crucial Group A match.

The Deciding Factor

Canada’s batting performance on a challenging pitch in New York will be critical in the T20 World Cup match versus Pakistan. If the team could achieve a score between 130 and 140, they would have a serious chance of creating another upset and knocking Pakistan out of the T20 World Cup in the first round.

Probable XI: Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Shreyas Movva (wk), Dilpreet Bajwa, Saad Bin Zafar (c), Dillon Heyliger, Kaleem Sana, Junaid Siddiqui, and Jeremy Gordon.

Squads

Canada squad: Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Pargat Singh, Dilpreet Bajwa, Nicholas Kirton, Shreyas Movva (w), Dillon Heyliger, Saad Bin Zafar (c), Junaid Siddiqui, Kaleem Sana, Jeremy Gordon, Nikhil Dutta, Rishiv Ragav Joshi, Rayyan Pathan, Ravinderpal Singh.

Pakistan squad: Mohammad Rizwan (w), Babar Azam (c), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Abrar Ahmed, Saim Ayub, Azam Khan, Abbas Afridi.

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Dream 11 Predictions for Pakistan vs. Canada T20 World Cup Match

Batters: Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman (c)

Bowlers: Saad Bin Zafar, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Amir (vc)

Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan and Shreyas Movva

All-Rounders: Imad Wasim and Dillon Heyliger

Head to Head

Matches:1

Pakistan: 1, Canada: 0

Pitch Report

The pitch at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium features variable bounce, causing some balls to stay low and others to bounce from the same length. As a result, batting has proved difficult on this surface, and teams that win the toss typically choose to bowl first.

Match Winner Prediction

We anticipate Pakistan to win the T20 World Cup match. 

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