I think Australia are favourites for this match. So, many matches in World Cup being washed away due to rain is not right. So many matches getting abandoned due to rain is not good at all, especially in such a big tournament.
This match will be played at Taunton, Somerset. Suddenly all the rain of three months has come at once in a week itself. The full day it’s raining. I am right now in Nottingham, it’s raining heavily and it’s very cold here. Even India’s match after two days may not take place due to the bad weather.
If Australia vs Pakistan takes place, then the Aussies will want to put the India defeat behind them. They will want to beat Pakistan and establish their stamp on this World Cup.
Steven Smith and David Warner have to play well. Glenn Maxwell should come ahead of Usman Khwaja in the batting order. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Nathan Coulter-Nile are bowling well.
On the other side, Pakistan is mercurial. Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez have to bat well. Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir are bowling well.
After having defeated England previously, Pakistan will think that if they can win this match semi-final doors will open up for them. So, a massive game but most importantly the weather should hold up.
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