Brad Hogg reckons David Warner could be in for a tough time against Shaheen Afridi in the second semi-final: T20 World Cup 2021

Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg believes David Warner would struggle against Shaheen Afridi in the T20 World Cup 2021 second semi-final.

The second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021. Which will be contest at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, will pit Australia against Pakistan. In Group 2, Pakistan took top place, while Australia finished second in the opposite group.

In his preview of the match, Hogg stated that Pakistan had the upper hand in terms of match-ups. That notably the one between Warner and Afridi.

“Pakistan’s opening bowlers against Finch and Warner is a big headache for me. Shaheen Afridi swings it away from Warner with that straighter one. Warner, playing away from his body. He got a chance of an edge or he can get bowled with the gap between bat and bad. Warner is not as comfortable against left-arm quicks as he is with right-arm quicks.” he said

Aaron Finch

Brad Hogg

Imad Wasim’s left-arm spin is expecting to test Australian skipper Aaron Finch, according to Hogg.

“The other headache is (Imad) Wasim bowling to Finch with those left-arm arm balls. Finch is not very confident against that and that is a key match-up for me to determine whether Australia win or lose the match.” He stated

In the T20 World Cup 2021, Warner has found some form. With two half-centuries, he has 187 runs in five games with a strike rate of 144.96. Finch has 130 runs to his credit, with a high of 44.

According to Hogg, if Glenn Maxwell bowls the majority of the overs from leg-spinner Shadab Khan and pacer Hasan Ali, Australia will have a greater grip in the middle overs.

Maxwell, 33, hasn’t had much luck in the T20 World Cup 2021 so far. In Australia’s first three games, he had scores of 18, 5, and 6, and he has not been out on 0 in the last two.

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