Pakistan T20 World Cup Preview
Pakistan have odds of 3.25 on Betway to win the 2021 T20 World Cup which gives them an implied win probability of 30.77%.
No other team in world cricket right now is as eager to claim silverware as Pakistan is. The cancellation of the Pakistan tour by New Zealand earlier in the year and the subsequent decision from England to not send its men’s and women’s teams there drew a lot of flak from the game’s greats in the region. The situation seemed as if world cricket had turned against Pakistan. Now the Twenty20 World Cup presents the perfect chance for the side to show that Pakistan cricket is flying high in spite of boycotts from teams to play in their country.
Where emotion and the inspiration to do well will drive Pakistan in the tournament, it must be said that they have been one of the most successful teams in white-ball cricket in 2021. They’ve lost just one T20 series this year, in England and have won 4 bilateral T20I series. They have a lot of experience playing in the UAE and their top players are in great form.
Pakistan aren’t carrying any baggage of players’ bio-bubble fatigue and weariness from the IPL. With no pressure and everything to prove to the world, Pakistan are well placed to take the T20 World Cup by storm. All these factors will play a huge role when you consider Pakistan World Cup odds.
Pakistan open their campaign with the much-hyped contest against arch-rivals India and they will fancy their chances against Virat Kohli’s men who are expected to be physically drained after a demanding IPL.
Pakistan T20 World Cup odds
Going by Betway, Pakistan World Cup odds are currently at a favorable 3.25. We expect Pakistan to surprise quite a few pundits and punters and go deep into the T20 World Cup. Their vast experience of the conditions in UAE and the sheer hunger and motivation to do well, give a mega boost to Pakistan.
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Pakistan World Cup Betting: Players to watch
Babar Azam: A captain who leads from the front, a captain who leads by example. Babar is in stupendous form, having amassed 286 runs in 6 innings in the National T20 Cup with a century and two fifties to his name and an impressive strike rate of 143. He holds the key to Pakistan’s batting and if he carries his form into the mega event, Pakistan World Cup odds could greatly rise over the course of the tournament.
Haider Ali: Like Babar, Haider has been in good touch with the bat. He scored 317 runs in 8 innings during the National T20 Cup with three fifties and a strike rate of 146. The talented 21-year-old right-hander can clear the ropes easily, something that will be a plus considering the longer boundaries of the grounds in the UAE.
Shaheen Afridi: The tall and lanky left-arm pacer has been Pakistan’s fast bowling sensation for the last couple of years. His exploits with the new ball and at the death overs will prove vital for the team’s chances. An out-and-out wicket-taker, Afridi’s role is similar to what Jasprit Bumrah does for India. If he’s among the wickets, expect Pakistan T20 World Cup odds to brighten as the event progresses.
Pakistan Squad & Schedule
Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik
Pakistan – Group 2
24 Oct – vs. India
26 Oct – vs. New Zealand
29 Oct – vs. Afghanistan
2 Nov – vs A2
7 Nov – vs B1
Prediction for Pakistan at T20 World Cup 2021
Pakistan World Cup odds may be 3.25 but we consider them one of the top teams to beat this T20 World Cup. Along with the West Indies, Pakistan pose the biggest threat to other nations. As per our prediction, Pakistan can go on to reach the final and fight for their second T20 world championship.
Pakistan’s history at Previous T20 World Cups
2007 – Runners-up, lost to India in final
2009 – Winners, beat Sri Lanka in final
2010 – Eliminated in semi-final vs Australia
2012 – Eliminated in semi-final vs Sri Lanka
2014 – Eliminated in Round 2
2016 – Eliminated in Round 2