Pakistan vs Canada| Match 22| Analysis| Best 11

The 22nd match of the tournament will be of Group A between Pakistan (PAK) and Canada (CAN). The match will be live at 08:00 P.M. (IST) and 10:30 A.M. (local). 

Pakistan lost their last encounter against their prime rival India in a low scoring match whereas Canada surprised Ireland in a close encounter.   

Teams Analysis

Pakistan (PAK):

They are yet to open their victory account in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. They are in a serious need of a victory and if this doesn’t come in this match then it will be an exit for them in this season. Their bowling has been a little decent but their batting hasn’t been performed up to the mark. They need to be a little more consistent in the batting department so that it might create a chance for them to win. 

Skipper Babar Azam hasn’t performed decent till now according to which he is known for. He has managed just 57 runs in 2 matches with a strike rate of 107.55. His best was against the USA, where he scored 44 runs in 43 balls. His partner and currently Pakistan best batter in shortest format Mohammad Rizwan has been much slower as his strike rate touches only 76.92 and scored 40 runs. 

The hard hitters Usman Khan and Fakhar Zaman were unable to show the stability with the bat. Fakhar has managed 24 runs while Usman has scored 16 runs in 2 matches. Both of them are known for hitting big sixes but this time they were seen hardly picking any good strokes.     

Finishers Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed haven’t been able to score big in the death overs. Shadab is an all-rounder and he doesn’t influence much neither with the bat nor with the bowl. 

Pace department has been a little better in terms of their bowling. Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah is their leading wicket taker in this tournament as both grabbed 4 wickets each. While Mohammad Amir has taken 3 wickets till now. Naseem has an economy of 5.88 whereas Amir has 6 and Rauf has 8.29.                

Probable Playing 11 of Pakistan (PAK): 

Babar Azam ©, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Harris Rauf, Mohammad Amir.      

Canada (CAN): 

They are currently in the 3rd place in their group after having one win and one loss in two matches. Both the departments have performed equally well as the batters shine in the first match while the bowlers did a fantastic job in the 2nd match. 

Nicholas Kirton is leading the chart for the team with most runs this season. He has managed 100 runs in 2 matches. His valuable runs towards the end makes it count for the team in the death overs. 

Navneet Dhaliwal has scored 67 runs in two matches. He also got one half-century to his name in the very first match against the USA, where he scored 61 runs with the bat. While his partner Aaron Johnson who is known for the destruction from the very start, has managed only 23 and 14 runs in two matches.

Wicket-Keeper Shreyas Movva has been also showing consistency in the death overs and has got 69 runs with the bat in two matches. 

Looking at their bowling department, Dillon Heyliger has been their best bowler in this tournament. He has taken 3 wickets till now with an economy of below 6. He is a dangerous bowler in the middle overs and batters find him difficult to play. Skipper Saad Bin Zafar performed brilliantly in the last match against Ireland where he got one wicket in his 4 overs by giving away 22 runs only.      

Jeremy Gordon also shook shoulders with the skipper in the last match as he got 2 wickets in his 4 overs by giving away 16 runs.                   

Probable Playing 11 of Canada (CAN): 

Saad Bin Zafar ©, Navneet Dhaliwal, Aaron Johnson, Nicholas Kirton, Pargat Singh, Dilpreet Bajwa, Shreyas Movva (wk), Dilon Heyliger, Junaid Siddiqui, Kaleem Sana, Jeremy Gordon.   

Pitch Report for the match between Pakistan (PAK) and Canada (CAN): 

The match will be played at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. This pitch has already witnessed low scoring matches in all the 5 matches that were played here. A huge difficulty for the batters to get some runs with the bat easily. Pacers get a huge advantage due to the uneven bounce in a good length area and this area has been targeted well by the pacers so that they can get ample amount of bounce.           

Weather Report: 

The weather is expected to be a little cloudy as there is a 20% chance of rain. Humidity will be more than 50%. The highest temperature may be recorded as 24 degree celsius while the lowest may drop down to 17 degree celsius at night.           

Best 11 for the match between Pakistan (PAK) and Canada (CAN):

Mohammad Rizwan, Shreyas Movva, Babar Azam, Nicholas Kirton, Shadab Khan, Dillon Heyliger, Mohammad Amir (vc), Jeremy Gordon, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah ©, Haris Rauf.

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