Pakistan is currently the number one T20 side in the world. The men in green will be seen in action in a couple of days against Australia and Zimbabwe in a t20 series in Zimbabwe. Now Pakistan has 131 points in the rankings and Australia is not far behind from Pakistan. The competition in t20 is always tough and we don’t see much difference between the points which teams score to build their ranks. Teams win and lose on regular basis in this format and hence they don’t get much difference in the points. This is also the reason that t20 rankings changes rapidly as compared to test and ODI rankings. Also the prediction for the results becomes very hard in this format. In Test and ODI cricket you have this leverage of picking up a strong team as a supposed winner. In T20 cricket you cannot do this.
Australia has got 126 points and if the Aussies are able to beat Pakistan in this series then certainly they will be right at the top and Pakistan might slip down to number 2 or 3. Sarfraz Ahmed the Pakistani skipper knows this and he has admitted that in t20 you cannot put your bet on one team. Pakistan bowling will once again come under the tests. Pakistan batting us all know is not that strong and most of the times this teams wins games across all three formats because of their bowling. Mohammad Amir. Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan are performing well for Pakistan in the limited overs cricket. In test matches they have struggled but they all like the t20 format. So Pakistan has got their chances in this series but still they have to play well. This is the only condition.
This is a format which is very uncertain because in t20 we have seen on a number of times a weak team beating a strong one. This is the beauty of t20 cricket that it is very uncertain and unpredictable. Pakistan will have to win this event to make sure they stay at number one spot. Australia has been recently hammered with a clean sweep by the England side and hence the moral of this team will be down and Pakistan can take advantage of this situation. Australia is not that strong these days. After the ball tampering incident they are going through a very rough patch and hence this is the perfect time for Pakistan to win some games against the men in yellow. Australia’s batting and bowling both are not doing well and hence for Pakistan this is the perfect opportunity as well. They can give the hammering to Australia as well. Zimbabwe does not have much of a chance against these two teams. They are a weak side and only will have the advantage of playing in front of their own crowd and that will be all.