1. Pakistan is the #1 T20 team in the world
Australia is currently ranked number 3 in T20 cricket (equal with England). If Australia can beat Pakistan in this three-match series, there is an outside chance Australia will assume the mantle as the number 1 ranked T20 side in the world. Not bad momentum to take into next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia!
2. Steve Smith in Canberra
Watching Steve Smith of late has been likened to watching the legendary Sir Donald Bradman. There is no doubt he will go down as one the greatest cricketers in the modern era, if not of all time. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness up close Smith’s quirky, fidgety mannerisms and a modern-day batting genius at work.
3. David Warner is back
Warner is back in prime form so be prepared to catch some of his monstrous 6’s on the hill and in the stands. He scored 217 runs against Sri Lanka in their series last week without being dismissed – an impressive feat earning him Player of the Match for all 3 games.
4. Pace bowling at its finest
Australia’s bowling is sure to be lightning-fast, with a line-up including the world’s number 1 ranked fast bowler, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Billy Stanlake. However, we’re not the only team with bowlers firing at 145 km/h (and then some). Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Irfan reportedly bowled with express pace during the tour match against the Cricket Australia XI. Pakistan is ready to give our batters a run for their money.
5. Manuka is the highest-scoring ground for white-ball cricket
Famous for being a batter’s haven, Manuka Oval is one of the best grounds in the world for white-ball cricket, proudly holding the record as the average highest scoring ground in short-form cricket. This is also the first-ever Men’s International T20 match at Manuka so be sure to come along and be a part of history once more!
5 November 2019
Gates open 5:30 pm | Match starts 7:10 pm
Tickets – www.cricket.com.au/tickets/canberra.