ICC World Cup 2019: AUS vs PAK Dream11 Captain: Why Warner, Smith, Babar will be top performers

By Chaitanya Laxman

After a thrashing by India, Australia are now all set to face the dangerous Pakistan who so far have lived up to their reputation of being unpredictable.

Pakistan were dismantled for a mere 105 against Windies and lost the match in the 14th over itself but they rose heroically to stun England, the favourites and the strongest side in the tournament.

Australia will be wary of Pakistan’s abilities and hence will be looking to deliver their best. This fascinating contest will witness clash of several high quality players and the batting department of both teams has strong contenders for the Dream11 captain.

#3. David Warner:

After a swashbuckling IPL season David Warner started the World Cup in style. Although he looked out of tune against India, he has spent considerable time in the middle in three games.

Warner will be especially targeting Mohammad Amir as he loves to hammer anything that is bowled at his body.

Batting average against Pakistan: 47.41

No. Of hundreds against Pakistan: 2

Batting average in 2019: 74.00

No. Of fifties in 2019: 2

Batting average in England: 39.60

No. of fifties  in England: 4

#2. Babar Azam:

Hussain Talat and Babar Azam
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The Pakistan number three has continued his good run in the World Cup and he is looking set to score a lot more runs.

A batsman with immaculate technique, Babar has mastered the art of shaping a big innings and hence he will be a massive threat for Australia.

Batting average against Australia: 56.40

No. Of hundreds against Australia: 1

Batting average in 2019: 50.63

No. Of hundreds in 2019: 1

Batting average in England: 41.13

No. of hundreds in England: 1

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#1. Steve Smith:

He may be getting booed by the crowd, but at the crease Steve Smith is still a force to recoken with. He has scored two back-to-back fifties and history suggests that when Smith gets going, he is impossible to stop.

Batting average against Pakistan: 55.66

No. Of hundreds against Pakistan: 2

Batting average in 2019: 53.33

No. Of fifties in 2019: 2

Batting average in England: 37.50

No. of fifties in England: 4

Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.