| GEO Sports|
| Pakistan, Australia to clash today|
| Updated at: 1524 PST, Sunday, May 02, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will take on Australia today in the sixth match of Twenty 20 World Cup—the second match of the day, Geo News reported Sunday.
Pakistan are fancying their chances against title favourite Australia in their World Twenty20 clash on today considering the fact that the St Lucia wicket is too slow to play attacking game throughout the twenty overs.
Pakistan manager Yawar Saeed said from West Indies hours before the start of his side’s opening match against Bangladesh, that the Gros Islet wicket is too slow, more than what one finds in Pakistan.
“It is slow and low bounce wicket here where Pakistan are scheduled to play their opening two pool matches. It favours the team that would play according the book as there are remote chances of any run-fest here,” Yawar said.
He predicted a score of 165 or above as a winning total in a match against Australia.
“I think any team batting first and piling up 165 or above would have good chances of winning in a match between Pakistan and Australia,” he said.
Yawar said that Australia mostly depends on their pace bowlers and as such would be looking forward to their attack bowlers to do the trick for them.
“The batsmen can easily go after his bowling considering the slowness of the wicket and his pace. Furthermore he has proved a little shaky when it comes to starting the attack. His first over always provides opportunity for the opponents. On the contrary, Mohammad Sami is too quick and has the potential to take wickets at the outset,” Yawar added.
India will meet South Africa in the fifth match of the T20 Cricket World Cup here.
It would be the first match for South Africa and Australia. At the same time, Team India and Pakistan have won their very first matches.
Both teams carry big expectations with them, and both are part of the pre-tournament front-runners pack.