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PAK vs CAN: Pakistan Strongest Playing 11 against Canada Prediction | Pakistan vs Canada, 22nd Match ICC T20 World Cup 2024


PAK vs CAN T20 World Cup 2024: Disappointment! A lot of disappointment and anger the whole of Pakistan would have been living with after losing an almost won World Cup match against India on 9th June. There are surely going to be a couple of changes in the playing 11 and batting orders against Canada as the last two matches are going to be crucial for them to win and here we are with the prediction of Pakistan’s Strongest playing 11 in PAK vs CAN match.

Call it hard luck, bad performance, or point the blame at the playing conditions, Pakistan have lost two important matches and they are on the verge of getting eliminated from the tournament unless they win the remaining two matches by huge margins. Pakistan’s qualification now also depends on how India and USA play in their remaining games.

It was an upset for Pakistan when they lost against USA. They had a chance to start their campaign with a win but they lost it in the super over. USA posted 18 runs in the super over batting first bowled by Mohammad Amir. He and his team gave 8 extras in that over and when it came to chase, Pakistan could only add 13 runs and lost the game.

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Babar and Shadab Stabilized Pakistan’s innings (Getty Images)

Another day, another match, and still Pakistan lost a game that they could have won. Pakistan played India on 9th June where they opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Their bowling was tight right from the start but Rishabh Pant managed to find runs. India were 89 for 3 down and then they saw a total collapse in the batting lineup. India got wrapped up under 119 runs in 19 overs.

Pakistan got a similar start as India and after reaching the 80-run mark in 14 overs, Pakistan started to lose control of the innings and the wickets started trembling apart and from a very good position, Pakistan then needed 18 runs off the last over. India won the contest by 6 runs but Pakistan could have won it if they had maintained their stance and aggression in the middle overs but Rizwan and a couple of players were too slow in the square.

There is a need for some changes in the lineup for sure in the Pakistani camp and here we are with the prediction of Pakistan’s strongest Playing 11 against Canada:

Pakistan Strongest Playing 11 against Canada Prediction

Pakistan had a similar squad for their tours just before the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. They gave a chance to Saim Ayub there but he wasn’t in a good knick so Pakistan went with the veteran duo in the opening combination; Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan. Before the playing 11 is discussed, let’s take a look at the squad of Pakistan for the T20 World Cup 2024.

  • Pakistan Squad For T20 World Cup 2024

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

Pakistan have to go with Saim Ayub or they have got nothing left in this tournament. They are almost out of the tournament but there is a narrow path to escape. Saim Ayub can open with Muhammad Rizwan where Saim Ayub can play his naturally aggressive game to provide Pakistan with a brisk start. Rizwan can take his time at the other end to set things up.

Saim Ayub
PAK vs CAN: Pakistan Strongest Playing 11 against Canada Prediction | Pakistan vs Canada, 22nd Match ICC T20 World Cup 2024 4

Babar Azam should bat number 3 in place of Usman Khan which provides a better balance to the playing 11. Fakhar Zaman is good at number four. He will carry the momentum for the team in the middle overs.

Shadab Khan showed some right intent against USA and hopefully, he can play number 5 at a similar pace. Azam Khan should bat at 6 as he is a good basher of the ball and he has the power to smack the ball out of the park. Then comes Iftikhar Ahmed at number 7. Iftikhar is an excellent finisher and has that power game as well.

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Pakistan Team (Getty Images)

Now there are four spots left and Pakistan should stick with the four pacers Shaheen Shah, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, and Haris Rauf. This playing 11 looks like a better side on paper and Pakistan management must take a look at it.

Pakistan Playing 11 of PAK vs CAN

Mohammad Rizwan(w)
Saim Ayub
Babar Azam(c)
Fakhar Zaman
Shadab Khan
Azam Khan
Iftikhar Ahmed
Shaheen Afridi
Naseem Shah
Haris Rauf
Mohammad Amir

READ: Pakistan qualification scenario for Super 8 in T20 World Cup 2024. Can Pakistan still qualify for the super 8?

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