Pakistan, Australia second T20 today

PESHAWAR: The second match of the three-match T20 series between Pakistan and Australia will be played in Dubai today (Friday).

The match will begin at 9:00pm (PST). Pakistan are leading the series 1-0 after handing a 66-run thrashing to Australia in the first match. After their complete dominance in the first match, Pakistan will be favourites going into the second match. They will also be boosted with the arrival of all-rounder Shoaib Malik. Hussain Talat is likely to make way for Shoaib Malik.

The bowling unit of Pakistan in the first match looked quite settled, and changes will be unlikely.

However, Australian captain Aeron Finch said after losing the first match that changes are likely in the second match.

Pitch is likely to offer runs amid hot and dry weather.

Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Asif Ali, Hassan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Babar Azam, Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Waqas Maqsood, Usman Khan Shinwari, Hussain Talat, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman.

Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Mitch Marsh (vc), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Darcy Short, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Mitch Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.