After the halfway point of the group stage, some teams have shown great form while others have suffered badly. The 2009 T20 World Cup winner, Pakistan, had a nightmare start. They have lost two consecutive games and are on the verge of elimination. Match No. 22 of the tournament will be played between Pakistan and Canada at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York, on June 11 (Tuesday). It is a crucial match for both teams to stay in the tournament.

Pakistan Preview

No one would have thought that the debutant USA would slam Pakistan to push the former champions on the backfoot. It was followed by another unexpected defeat against India. Pakistan had their moments on both teams, but they let the game slip away from their hands. Now they don’t have a choice, and they need to beat Canada by a big margin. Pakistan need to forget the last two games and perform well in both departments; only then can they think of a big win, which can also improve their NRR.

Pakistan Key Points

  • Pakistan bowled India out for just 119 runs, which shows how good their bowlers are at the moment. Their pacers will be their strength against Canada.
  • The Men in Green have immense experience, and that might come into play in pressure situations. They just need to grab the chances they will get.
  • The most important factor is Pakistan’s unpredictability. No one can predict how Pakistan will play on a given day. They have always started slowly but somehow found their way. So that might be the case here as well.

Last 5 Matches: W, L, L, L, L

Predicted XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saim Ayub, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf

Canada Preview

Canada had two good games in this tournament. In the first game, the USA played better cricket and chased down a big total, but Canada didn’t repeat that mistake in the second game. They defended the score of 137 runs to get two important points on the board. Irrespective of the current performance, Pakistan have been a big side, but Canada can fancy their chances. Pakistan are under pressure after two defeats and will try different things. That’s where Canada need to stay active and grab the chance to get an edge in the game.

Canada Key Points

  • The batting departments of Canada have some in-form players who have scored runs in these two matches that will be crucial on this ticky pitch.
  • Pakistan are feeling the heat at the moment, which will give Canada a chance to put them under more pressure and make sure they do well on the day.
  • Not to lose early wickets. As seen at this venue, teams have lost a number of wickets early on. So Canada need to make sure that they don’t give wickets to Pakistani pacers early on and then charge.

Last 5 Matches: NR, L, L, L, W

Predicted XI: Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Shreyas Movva (wk), Dilpreet Bajwa, Saad Bin Zafar (c), Dillon Heyliger, Kaleem Sana, Junaid Siddiqui, Jeremy Gordon

PAK vs CAN Weather Report

This is a morning match in New York. The temperature on Tuesday morning will be between 20 and 22 °C, but there is no sign of rain. The visibility will be 2 km, and the wind speed will be around 5 km/h with a humidity level of 50 percent.

PAK vs CAN Pitch Report

Nassau County International Cricket Stadium has been a tricky pitch for the batter because of its behaviour. The drop-in pitches haven’t settled down so far, which is why the bounce is uneven and the outfield is slow. The team that bowls first will have an upper hand in this match.

PAK vs CAN Toss Update

As seen in the first five games here, the team that won the toss had an edge. Because the bowling conditions in the first inning are more lethal than in the second inning. That is why whoever wins the toss should bowl first.

PAK vs CAN Injury Update

Imad Wasim didn’t look comfortable while running between the wickets. So that might be a concern, but it doesn’t look very serious, and we might see him playing.

PAK vs CAN Head-to-Head

Pakistan and Canada have never crossed paths in the T20 internationals, and the coming game on Tuesday will be the first time these two teams will play against each other.

PAK vs CAN Live Streaming Details (Country Wise)

  • India: TV – Star Sports || Digital – Hotstar
  • Australia: Amazon Prime
  • Bangladesh: TV – Nagorik TV || Digital – Toffee
  • Pakistan: PTV Sports
  • Sri Lanka: Maharaja TV (TV1, Sirasa, Shakti TV)
  • Canada: Willow TV
  • United Kingdom & Ireland: SkySports
  • United States of America: Willow TV
  • Caribbean Islands (West Indies): ESPN / ESPNCricinfo
  • Afghanistan: ICC.tv
  • Nepal: TV – StarSports || Digital – ICC.tv
  • New Zealand: SkySport

PAK vs CAN Players to Watch Out For

Babar Azam needs to take on more responsibility and should play an anchor role to help his team score some runs in the middle.

Nicholas Kirton has played two good knocks for Canada and is in good form at the moment.

Naseem Shah is bowling with great rythym, and his natural length is similar to wicket-taking length at this venue.

Dillon Heyliger has bowled well this edition. He is a big unit and hits the hard lengths to generate pace, and both he can trouble Pakistani batters.

PAK vs CAN Top Batters

Mohammad Rizwan played a slow innings against India, which cost them the game. So he will have that in mind and will look to make it up for it.

Nicholas Kirton has scored 100 runs in two innings and is the fourth-highest scorer in the tournament. His technique is well-suited for this pitch; that’s why we believe he can be the game-changer.

PAK vs CAN Top Bowlers

Naseem Shah has bowled well for Pakistan and put pressure on the opposition batter. He bowled a tight line, which makes him a tough bowler to face.

Dillon Heyliger has bowled well in different stages of the game. He is a skiddy bowler, which can be very effective at this venue, as he was against Ireland.

Betting Tips

Canada won their last game while Pakistan lost two in a row. But because Pakistan have a better bowling attack, they will have an edge in this game. The batters are not in form, but they are quality players. We expect them to do well here against a slightly weaker team. That’s why Stake.com gives an edge to Pakistan in this game.

Bet on Pakistan to win.

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