Australia v Pakistan My Dream 11


Match: Aus vs Pak, Match 17, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2019

Time:09:30 AM GMT

Umpire: Nigel Llong, Ruchira Palliyaguruge

Third Umpire: Ian Gould

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft

Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

AUS vs PAK Toss Prediction

Australia is yet to win the toss at this World Cup but, given they fell short chasing last time out, Aaron Finch may opt to bat first this time if he does finally get the chance to choose.

Venue Records

Avg 1st inn score: 214

Avg 2nd inn score:192

Highest Total: 373/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest Total: 101/10 (40.3 Ov) by SLW vs RSAW

Highest Chased: 231/5 (41 Ov) by ZIM vs KEN

Lowest Defended: 269/10 (48.3 Ov) by AUSW vs RSAW

Players to Watch:  

Batsmen: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq,
Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir

Team News

Australia

AUS Team News

Australia has stuck with the same 11 players for all three matches so far, meaning Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, and Jason Behrendorff are having to remain patient. Their current XI is definitely their strongest on paper, however, so it may be another unchanged team to face Pakistan.

AUS Key Players

Steve Smith may not have won over opposition supporters since his comeback from his ban after the ball-tampering scandal, but his form means he can not be ignored either. After warming up for the tournament in top form, he has now hit 73 against West Indies and 69 against India in his last two innings.

David Warner also hit a half-century last time out – his second of the tournament – though it was compiled slowly. On the other hand, Alex Carey’s unbeaten 55 from 35 balls proved his form and showed his team-mates how the chase should have been approached.

Others to look out for with the bat include captain Aaron Finch, who was named player of the series when these teams last met in the UAE. Finch hit two centuries (including a high score of 153*) and two half-centuries on his way to 451 runs in five innings.

With the ball, Pat Cummings has six wickets to his name so far to continue his fine form, while Mitchell Starc now has seven, five of which came in a match-winning performance against West Indies.

AUS Team Form

Australia arrived in England in resurgent ODI form and kicked off the World Cup 2019 with two wins. They bowled Afghanistan out for 207 to start with a seven-wicket win and then defended 288 against West Indies next up – a win which owed much to Mitchell Starc, who claimed 5-46.

Their winning start was ended by India last time out, however, as some excellent late hitting left Australia chasing 353 to win. Steve Smith, David Warner, and Alex Carey all passed 50 but, ultimately, the scoreboard pressure proved too much and they were eventually bowled out off the final ball for 316.

Playing 11: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

Pakistan

After their disastrous opening defeat to West Indies, Pakistan dropped Haris Sohail and Imad Wasim as Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali returned to face England. The subsequent win means it could be the same XI that starts against Australia after Pakistan’s last match was washed out.

 PAK Key Players

After falling well short against the West Indies, Pakistan’s batsmen were back to their best against England. Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman and half-centurions Babar Azam (63), Mohammad Hafeez (84) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (55) powered Pakistan to a big score.

As a result of their performances, all three of Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq continue to boast an ODI batting average of 50 or more too. Only eight other players worldwide, ever, can say the same. The batsmen were backed up by the bowlers against England too, as Wahab Riaz justified his late inclusion in the squad with three wickets. Mohammad Amir’s 2-67, which included dangerman Jos Buttler, means he has five so far in this tournament oo.



PAK Team Form

Pakistan’s ODI form looked to have deserted them as they came into this tournament on the back of their thrashings against Australia and England. That was, even more, the case when they folded for just 105 on their way to an opening seven-wicket defeat against West Indies in this tournament.

They bounced back against England, however, after powering to 348/8 thanks to half-centuries from Babar Azam (63 from 66 balls), Mohammad Hafeez (84 from 62) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (55 from 44). In reply, England was rarely too far behind the asking rate but Pakistan came back well late on to restrict them to 334/9.

Playing 11:Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.

AUS vs PAK Head to Head

Australia was in dominant form when these two teams last met, as Aaron Finch’s excellent batting led them to a 5-0 series win in the UAE as both teams geared up for this tournament. Finch was named man of the series, after hitting two 50s and two centuries on his way to more than 450 runs in the five games.

It means Australia have won 67 of their previous 103 ODI matches against Pakistan, with 32 defeats, one tie and three no results. Their last World Cup match in England, of course, was 1999 final when Australia won their first title.

Matches PlayedAUS WonPAK WonTieNo Result
103673213


Australia vs Pakistan Prediction 

Australia was in dominant form when these two nations last met and they can continue that by getting back to winning ways at this World Cup.

My Dream 11 Team

  • WICKET-KEEPER:
    • Alex Carey
  • BATSMEN:
    • Steve Smith
    • David Warner (C)
    • Babar Azam
    • Imam ul Haq
    • Usman Khawaja
  • ALL-ROUNDERS:
    • Glenn Maxwell
    • Mohammad Hafeez (VC)
    • Shoaib Malik
  • BOWLERS:
    • Patrick Cummins
    • Mitchell Starc
    • Mohammad Amir

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