(Photo) Australia face tough ask of barricading Pakistani juggernaut

Pakistan

Aryan Surana

Australia have never lost to Pakistan in an ICC knockout game while Babar Azam and his troops have won their 16 last T20Is in the UAE. The result of the semi-finale between the powerhouses will mean one of these streaks won't stand come Thursday night. The toss has influenced games in no small measure during this T20 World Cup, and it's especially been the case in Dubai where only once has the team batting first won. The average total here has been a cagey 122, although batters have begun to have more of a say as the marquee event wore on.