T20 World Cup: Pakistan vs Canada- Fantasy Preview

Pakistan are on the verge of getting eliminated from the tournament and will need to win against Canada to keep their hopes in the T20 World Cup alive.

The T20 World Cup 2024 is in full swing with teams giving their best to book a spot in the Super Eight stage of the tournament. We have witnessed certain upsets in the process with Canada beating Ireland but the biggest of them all was when the host USA beat Pakistan. A lot has changed since then with Pakistan suffering another loss to India in World Cup Cricket. The Babar Azam-led side is now on the verge of getting eliminated from the tournament and will need to win against Canada to keep their hopes of making it to the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup alive.

In this article, we will look at all the aspects of an important clash between Pakistan and Canada in the T20 World Cup.

Pakistan vs Canada: T20 World Cup

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Pakistan

The Men in Green have had a forgetful T20 World Cup so far with losses against USA and India. The defeat against the former might have been a shocker but the loss to India would have surely dented the team’s confidence as they were unable to chase a low total of 120 runs especially when the team had lost just one wicket after ten overs and needed 70 odd runs. But as they say, cricket is an unpredictable sport which was the case for Pakistan against India.

The Reason

One of the reasons for Pakistan’s back-to-back losses in the tournament has been the team’s failure to perform consistently in all three departments, For instance, the batters posted a decent score on the board against the USA but the bowlers failed to defend it whereas the bowlers did there job against India but the batting failed miserably. Pakistan needs to get their act together in the remaining matches one of which is against Canada to revive themselves in the tournament and present a strong case of booking a spot in the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup.

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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 on the back of a historic win against Ireland their first against a Test play nation and in the T20 World Cup as well. The debutants defended a low score against the Irish team on a helpful wicket in New York which is known to assist the bowlers due to the uneven nature of the surface of a stadium that was built in 100 days for the T20 World Cup. The Canadian team would like to continue the good form that they have shown and put up a spirited show against Pakistan in the all-important Group A encounter.

The Key Factor

The key factor for Canada in the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan will be the team’s batting on a difficult wicket in New York. If the side could post a score between 130-140 then they would have a realistic chance of causing another upset and knocking Pakistan out of the T20 World Cup in the first round itself.

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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, 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.

Dream 11 Prediction for Pakistan vs Canda T20 World Cup match

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

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

Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Shreyas Movva

All-Rounders: Imad Wasim, Dillon Heyliger

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium is known for its uneven bounce with some balls keeping low and some bouncing from the same length as a result batting hasn’t been easy on this surface and the team that wins the toss usually prefers to bowl first.

Head to Head

Matches Played: 1

Pakistan: 1, Canada: 0

Match Winner Prediction for this T20 World Cup match

 We predict Pakistan to win this T20 World Cup match.