T20 World Cup 2021: "History won't repeat itself but a new history will be rewritten" - Aakash Chopra
The former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra predicts the winner of the 2nd semi-final which is going to be played between Australia and Pakistan. He claims that Pakistan is going to "rewrite history" by defeating Australia in the upcoming match on 11th November Thursday.
Australia has dominated Pakistan in the knockout matches, winning 4 out of four they played against each other in the mega-event. Their last meeting came in the ICC World Cup 2015 where both the teams battled against each other in the quarter-finals.
Josh Hazlewood and Steve Smith were the top performers during the match against Pakistan. However. Aakash Chopra shared his views and had a few words while speaking on his YouTube Channel and said "Pakistan will win. History won't repeat itself but a new history will be rewritten. Two or more wickets will fall in the two powerplays. Both teams will attack with the new ball.
Second, I believe left-arm seamers - Mitchell Starc and Shaheen Shah Afridi - will clinch three or more wickets together at various stages of the game. Leg-spinners Zampa and Shadab will pick up two more wickets together as well. Pakistan, for an Asian nation, don't play leg-spin as well as they should."
"We have seen this a lot of times" - Aakash Chopra
Babar Azam and his men looked very dangerous in the ongoing tournament and also registered their first win against India in the ICC events. After that, they went on to defeat New Zealand, Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia and will be looking to make their avenge against Australia.
Besides, the former Indian cricketer also had a few words about the teams winning the toss. If we have a look at that, teams that batted second won 10 out of 11 matches at this venue in the tournament.
According to that, Aakash Chopra said "The match is in Dubai so the toss is quite crucial because it decides which team will bat second and have it easy. We have seen this a lot of times. But this doesn't mean the team batting first can't win; if you put up a good score, you can win as well.
I had this suggestion that final and semi-finals should have started earlier than usual because considering the dew, let's not make toss the most important thing because contest is fun only when the match is equally exciting after the toss. If the toss starts favouring [one team] more then you starting winning by luck."