Australia’s batsmen are under pressure after their dismal performance in the first T20 match against Pakistan.
Pakistan can end the series with a victory on Friday nights clash in Dubai after keeping Australia to 89 runs in the series opener.
Australia needed to make 156 as the tourists lost 6 wickets during the power play overs.
Aaron Finch, D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell all struggled with the bat despite having great records in T20 cricket.
Skipper Aaron Finch described the game as “horrific” while Vice Captain and wicket keeper Alex Carey believes that it was just a one off and wont happen again.
“With the players we’ve got in the T20 side, it’s obviously a really exciting team on paper,” Carey said.
“We’ve seen what our batters can do up the top of the order, especially at home in the Big Bash. With those type of players we’ve got in the side, we don’t expect that to happen again.
“We put the trust in the players. Obviously T20 cricket can happen quite fast. We trust every player that plays in this side to assess the situation.”
The Aussies look set to be unchanged as test members Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle were all over looked for the T20 as well as Mitchell Starc who is resting a tight hamstring and looks set to miss the remainder of the series.
The Aussies look to give Ben McDermott a second chance after he ran himself out for a duck in the first T20.
Pakistan is currently the first rank T20 team and is on the verge of winning their 10th series in a row as Sarfraz Ahmed having a perfect run since over taking Shahid Afridi in 2016.
Australia’s form has been inconsistent which is something all players are trying to fix. Carey who was apart of the ODI white wash loss to England earlier in the year, is keen to make amends ahead of next years World Cup.
“It’s no secret that our performance over the last 12 months in white-ball cricket isn’t at the level we want it to be,” Carey said.
“I think we’ve got a T20 squad that can be quite similar to the one-day squad. We’ve got world-class bowlers, world-class batters.
“You see with England’s side, they’re really settled. But they’re settled because they’re all performing. It’s now time for our T20 squad, our one-day squad to bridge the gap between who comes in and out and try to get a settled list heading into the World Cup.”