Matthew Wade snatched a sensational victory by smashing three consecutive sixes in the penultimate over to hand Australia the win.
Hayden, who has worked with the Pakistan team in the T20 World Cup in UAE, felt that Babar was not overly flamboyant like Kohli.
While Rizwan has combined with skipper Babar Azam to be one of the most destructive opening pairs of this edition, Malik has strengthened the middle order.
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Fakhar had scored a match-winning hundred against India in the 2017 Champions Trophy final.
Hafeez -- a former captain of the Twenty20 side -- said Pakistan were ready for any opponent.
With four wins in as many Super 12 games Pakistan became the first team to reach the last four from Group 2.
Babar and Rizwan became the first opening pair to post five century-plus partnerships, bettering the Indian duo Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan's tally of four.
The 2009 champions thumped arch-rivals India by 10 wickets in their opening match followed by a nervy five-wicket win over New Zealand, making them well placed for the semi-finals.
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The T20 World Cup is set to begin here on Sunday with Pakistan playing their opening fixture against India on October 24.
Shoaib Malik had captained Pakistan in the inaugural event in 2007 and was a member of the side that won the tournament in 2009.
Asked about his alleged dissatisfaction over the selected team, Babar said that he had given his input as captain as usual and insisted this was not any individual's team.
Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday announced that Misbah and Waqar have resigned and that former Pakistan Test players, Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq would be interim coaches.
Refusing to comment on the sudden resignations of Misbah and Waqar, Saqlain said he could only say that it was their personal decision.
Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq would be interim coaches for the time being.
The Babar Azam-led squad will also play in upcoming T20Is against New Zealand and England before the World Cup.