Pakistan will certainly have the momentum on their side when they take on Australia in the upcoming three-match T20 series. The opening game of the series will be played on 24th October at Abu Dhabi. Pakistan have produced impressive numbers in the T20 format since August 2016. Since Sarfaraz Ahmed became the captain, Pakistan have maintained a phenomenal winning percentage and are placed at the top spot in ICC T20 Team Rankings.
Australia certainly have the players in their ranks to beat Pakistan in this three-match T20 series. Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch and D’Arcy Short have been in good form in the T20 format so far this year.
Here are some of the statistics for Pakistan vs Australia 2018 T20I series.
23 victories for Pakistan out of 27 T20 games played since August 2016. The green shirts have simply produced excellent winning percentage under Sarfaraz Ahmed’s captaincy.
9 wins for Pakistan out of 17 games played against Australia in the T20 format. The hosts will be confident of beating Australia in these conditions.
2012 was the last time when Pakistan won a T20 series against Australia. The three-match series was played in UAE.
2014 was the last time when Australia won a T20 series against Pakistan. The three-match series was played in 2014 in UAE.
2 victories for Pakistan against Australia out of three T20I games played this year. Pakistan also beat Australia to clinch T20 Tri-series played in Zimbabwe.
258 runs needed by Pakistan’s Babar Azam to complete 1,000 runs in the T20 format. He will become the sixth Pakistani batsmen to complete the 1,000 run-mark in the 20-over format.
18 wickets needed by leg-spinner Shadab Khan to complete 50 wickets in T20 cricket. Shadab currently has 32 wickets from 23 games at an average of 18.00.
195 runs needed by Australia T20 Captain Aaron Finch to become leading-run-scorer for Australia in the T20 format. He will need to surpass David Warner’s tally of 1792 runs scored for Australia in the T20 format.