🏏ICC T20I WC 2024: Match 22: Pakistan vs Canada, NY @8:00 PM IST🏏

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Posted: 14 days ago

🏏ICC T20I WC 2024: Match 22: Pakistan vs Canada at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York on 11/06/2024 @8:00 PM IST🏏


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Chance for Canada to shut the door on Pakistan's stumbling World Cup campaign

It's a quick turnaround for Pakistan who are still licking their wounds after the India defeat

Can the 2022 finalists stay alive?

The nature of the T20 World Cup 2024 scheduling means what cannot be forgotten must at least be shelved temporarily. Pakistan may have time to process their heartache after the defeat against India, which promises to leave scars well after this tournament has been consigned to a distant, unpleasant memory. However, they do not have that time right now. Less than 48 hours after a chase they mucked up, Babar Azam's side must pick themselves back up off the canvas, staggering, and try to stand up straight once more as Canada come calling.

Pakistan always knew they had these two games in three days, but halfway through the chase on Sunday, that looked like a blessing rather than a curse. A win against India would have allowed them to ride that tidal wave of momentum to undo the damage of the USA defeat in their opening game. Instead, Babar will lead a dispirited, crestfallen group into the game against Canada merely to ensure Pakistan stay alive for a few more days.

Canada, meanwhile, find themselves in the somewhat unusual position of looking down the table at their more fancied opponents. If not for an Aaron Jones blitz in the opening game of this tournament, Saad Bin Zafar's side would have been coming into this contest with two wins in two games. They then also showed impressive composure to shake off that bruising loss by bouncing back to outplay Ireland.

If in the first game, Canada showed they have the batters right down the order to put on huge scores, they demonstrated in the second the quality of the bowling line-up to squeeze Ireland effectively in defence of 137. Add to that a superb fielding performance, and this is a side that has shown it has both the hunger and the ability to trouble most in group A. And against a Pakistan line-up still licking their wounds, there may never be a better opportunity to send them back to the canvas one final time.



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The Pakistan team put on a sensational show on the field, India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2024, New York, June 9, 2024

PAK vs Canada Weather Report Of New York 

The PAK vs Canada game takes place in New York City in the USA on Tuesday, June 11. The weather reports suggest that the temperature of New York City on Tuesday will be 25° Celcius during the day and fall to 17° Celcius at night. 

The sky will be a little cloudy during the day and night. The chances of rain are 15% during the day but fall to 9% at night. The humidity will range from 52% to 66% throughout the day. 

PAK vs Canada Pitch Analysis 

The PAK vs Canada game takes place at Nassau County Cricket Stadium in New York. The stadium is hosting international T20 games for the first time in ICC T20 World Cup 2024. 

The stadium has appeared low-scoring one across three games so far. The average 1st innings total is 103 while the average 2nd innings total is 100. Canada piled up 137/7 against Ireland recently, which is still the top knock at the stadium. 

PAK vs Canada Weather Impact 

Since the chance of rain is just 9% during the PAK vs Canada game, the encounter will not be affected by weather. Hence, the players can play without the fear of weather. 


The PAK vs Canada game would not be affected by weather as the chance of rain is between 9% to 15%. However, the pitch conditions will affect the result of the match.

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Pakistan won by 35 runs 11-Oct-2008

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Babar Azam congratulates Mohammad Rizwan for a quick half-century, Ireland vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Dublin, May 14, 2024

Team news: Will Pakistan turn to Ayub?

There are no fresh injury concerns and limited ways Pakistan can rejig the current 15-man squad. Saim Ayub may have a shout of returning to the side, which leaves one of Usman Khan or Shadab vulnerable to the drop.

Pakistan (probable): 1 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2 Saim Ayub, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Fakhar Zaman, 5 Shadab Khan/Usman Khan, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 9 Naseem Shah, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Mohammad Amir

Canada are likely to go in unchanged following their win over Ireland.

Canada (probable): 1 Aaron Johnson, 2 Navneet Dhaliwal, 3 Pargat Singh, 4 Dilpreet Bajwa, 5 Nicholas Kirton, 6 Shreyas Movva (wk), 7 Dilon Heyliger, 8 Saad Bin Zafar (capt), 9 Kaleem Sana, 10 Junaid Siddiqui, 11 Jeremy Gordon

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PAK vs Canada, Pakistan, Canada, ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Stats and trivia:

  • Pakistan need more from the batters
  • Babar's dry run at T20 World Cups since the start of the 2022 edition continues. In that time he averages 20.11, with a strike rate of 97.31, having scored 181 runs in nine innings
  • The only time Pakistan lost their first two games at a T20 World Cup came in 2022. They have never lost their opening three games
  • Only three players have scored more runs than Kirton's 100 at this T20 World Cup. Pakistan's highest scorer is Babar, well behind with 57
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Nicholas Kirton cuts square through the off side, USA vs Canada, T20 World Cup 2024, Group A, Dallas, June 1, 2024

In the spotlight: RizBar and Nicholas Kirton

How Babar and Mohammad Rizwan choose to approach the innings will be a point of interest. After criticism of their placid pacing in pursuit of a low score against India, expect both to try to come out all guns blazing against the Canadians, regardless of whether Pakistan bat first or second. That might mean the game gets one of those trademark RizBar partnerships where the strokeplay sizzles. At the same time, it gives Canada the chance to get an early wicket or two, and stick their teeth into a middle order that is low on confidence.

Canada will be thankful for 26-year-old Barbados-born Nicholas Kirton not being scooped up by West Indies, because at this tournament, he has shown the personality and quality to perform on the big stage. He came into the event with a 39-ball 52 in a warm-up game against Nepal, and has followed it up with 51 and 49 against USA and Ireland, which came off a combined 66 balls. The left-hander has an elegance and flair to his shotmaking, and the ability to use his wrists to open up as much of the ground as possible has made him difficult to bowl to. If, on a New York pitch no one seems quite sure of, Kirton can play another one of those innings, he will pose Pakistan problems.

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Canada defended a target of 138 in a stunning bowling performance. Ireland seemed to be on top for much of the Canadian innings after they won the toss and chose to bowl first at the Nassau County Stadium in New York. (PTI)


"There is no chance for us to get complacent. If anyone gets complacent after two losses, then whoever it is, does not deserve to be playing for the country. You can't take any team lightly in T20 cricket. We have to be absolutely ready. The morale of the team is down, but this is the time we show our character. We go and play good cricket."

Azhar Mahmood does not expect any of the Pakistan players to be complacent against Canada

"They [Pakistan] are very skilled players. Most of the guys have been going around the world playing league cricket, not only international cricket, so their skills are there. But if you are looking for an opportunity, you have to relish these moments. I believe that the fact that the wicket is playing some tricks, levels the playing field for us. We are looking to use that to our advantage."

Aaron Johnson feels the New York pitch makes it a level playing field for Canada

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Batters To Watch(recent stats)

Aaron Johnson,  CAN

10 M • 347 Runs • 38.56 Avg • 165.23 SR

Nicholas Kirton,  CAN

10 M • 286 Runs • 35.75 Avg • 141.58 SR

Babar Azam,  PAK

10 M • 368 Runs • 36.8 Avg • 137.82 SR

Fakhar Zaman,  PAK

9 M • 280 Runs • 35 Avg • 154.69 SR

Bowlers To Watch(recent stats)

Kaleem Sana,  CAN

6 M • 12 Wkts • 5.17 Econ • 11.41 SR

Nikhil Dutta,  CAN

7 M • 11 Wkts • 6.05 Econ • 10.45 SR

Shaheen Shah Afridi,  PAK

9 M • 15 Wkts • 7.98 Econ • 13.73 SR

Abbas Afridi,  PAK

6 M • 11 Wkts • 9.23 Econ • 10.81 SR

PAK vs CAN Probable Best Players of the Match

Probable Best Batter of the Match:

Mohammad Rizwan could play a role at the top of the order against Canada. He has scored just 40 runs in the first two matches but has the ability to play the sheet anchor's role, which is important on the tough New York track. Rizwan will look to bat deep into the innings so that others around him can play freely.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match:

Naseem Shah has been in good form during the T20 World Cup 2024. He has picked up four wickets in the first two games so far. Three of the four wickets came against the Men in Blue. Naseem's ability to swing the ball at pace could cause the Canadian batters a lot of problems. Pakistan captain Babar Azam would want his young right-arm pacer to make early inroads with the new ball.

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Less than 48 hours after their insipid batting performance against India, Pakistan will be gearing up for their next encounter at the same venue where they slow-burned their way to a defeat in the most-watched cricketing spectacle. Up against Canada, it should be their easiest challenge in the competition, but in the two games so far at this World Cup, they have shown the ability to let the opposition take over in the most unlikeliest of situations.

Unfortunately, for now, there is no room for any more slip-ups for the former champions. Even a victory, at best, merely guarantees them only the possibility of staying afloat in the tournament. Their pacers have turned up well, but in every other department they have been found wanting. Form has deserted them for long, and with each passing defeat over the last few months, it won't be surprising if even their confidence has taken a hit.

Most worrying of their concerns would be their inability to dominate the pressure situations in the game. And it won't help that Canada would be coming up a far more confident unit, having secured their first-ever T20 World Cup win after defeating Ireland. Nicholas Kirton and Shreyas Movva have been the standout performers with the bat, but they would need a more all-round performance to go a level up and keep even their hopes alive in the competition.

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Posted: 14 days ago

Thank you Raji for the thread and for tagging me. smiley27

Hard to guess, who will win! Best wishes to both the teams.