Date and Time:-October 23, 1:30 PM IST Telecast & Live Streaming:-Star Sports Network Venue:- Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
The surface at the MCG, like most other decks in the country, is a belter with free-flowing shots expected to be on show from both sides. The persistent rains might generate a bit of moisture in the pitch which might help the slower bowlers. The team winning the toss will be inclined to bowl first on this venue in an attempt to utilize the new ball bowlers.
It is a hotly contested scrap at the top of the T20I batting charts with Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan placed at the top of the rankings. But India's Suryakumar Yadav has been the most watchable batter in the shortest format of the game in the last 12 months or so. His incredible ability to access all parts of the ground makes him a lethal adversary in T20 cricket.
Shaheen Afridi might have missed most of the action in the last couple of months due to a knee injury but the mercurial pacer is slowly getting back to his old self. The left-arm pacer showed a glimpse of his ability in the practice match against Afghanistan after his menacing yorker to Rahmanullah Gurbaz sent the Afghan batter on a round trip to the hospital.
PAK can win the toss and bowl
Scope upto: 150-170