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| On Mar 22, 2019 11:01 AM IST



Australia vs Pakistan in UAE, 2019 | Australia vs Pakistan 1st ODI PREVIEW

AUS vs PAK Dream11 1st ODI Match Prediction | Who Will Win Today Match

Sharjah, March 22, Friday at 04:30 PM IST

With an eye on CWC 2019, both Australia and Pakistan gear up to fine tune their combinations in the five-match ODI series starting today in UAE. Both the teams will lock horns at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in the evening for the series opener. The second ODI will be played at the same venue on March 24 while the third ODI is scheduled to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on March 27, Wednesday. The final two ODIs will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on March 29 and 31 respectively.

The Kangaroos would be looking to carry their momentum forward. They had a wonderful outing against India – 2-0 clean sweep in T20Is and 3-2 ODI series win. Players like Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Pat Cummins and Ashton Turner grabbed the opportunity with open hands in India and were among the leading players for the side in ODI series. They would be eyeing to carry their good run in UAE too.

On the other side, Pakistan has rested a couple of mainstays along with the regular skipper and veteran Shoaib Malik will be leading the side this time. They have named eight changes in total to the squad that faced 3-2 drubbing at the hands of South Africa. Umar Akmal and Yasir Shah are the two names who have been included after their impressive run in the recently concluded PSL 219. While the 15 names travelling to England are almost certain, it will be interesting to watch if someone from this series can get a direct ticket to England.

The clash will begin at 04:30 PM IST. Till then, let’s have a look at playing 11 and team news.

Form Guide:

Australia- W, W, W, L, L

Pakistan – L, W, L, L, W

*recent first


AUS vs PAK Team News

  • Glenn Maxwell who was ill ahead of the first ODI took part in practice sessions and has high chances of playing
  • One of Shaun Marsh and Ashton Turner will get to play
  • One of Nathan Coulter Nile and Jhye Richardson is expected to play
  • A couple of Pakistani players have been rested in this series
  • At the top, Shan Masood is expected to open the innings in the absence of Fakhar Zaman
  • Fakhar Zaman has been rested in this series along with Sarfraz Khan, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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Here’s how the two sides may lineup –

AUS Playing 11:

Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey

Batsmen – Usman Khawaja, Ashton Turner, Aaron Finch (c), Peter Handscomb,

All-rounder – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa

PAK Playing 11:

Wicket-keeper – Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen –  Shoaib Malik (c), Imam ul Haq, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood,

All-rounder – Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf,

Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari




Alex Carey, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Pakistan –

Mohammad Rizwan, Imam-ul-Haq, Imad Wasim, Shoaib Malik (c), Umar Akmal, Shan Masood, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Saad Ali, Usman Shinwari, Yasir Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan



Unavailable – Sarfraz Khan, Hasan Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Shan Masood and Imam Ul Haq are expected to open the innings for Pakistan while Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja will open the innings for Australia

One of Shaun Marsh and Ashton Turner will get to play. However, as per skipper Finch’s words in the press conference, Marsh has higher chances of playing

N Coulter Nile is also back in the squad. One of J Richardson and N Coulter Nile will get to play.

Sharjah’s pitch is naturally dry so spinners will come handy at this venue. So, Yasir Shah, Azam Zampa, Glen Maxwell and Imad Wasim are must-have picks

Captain & Vice-captain- Usman Khawaja, Imam Ul Haq, M Stoinis, G Maxwell & Adam Zampa

Updates on Glenn Maxwell will come at the time of toss. Don’t forget to return after the toss. 

Toss update:

Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat

PAK Playing 11-  Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik(c), Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas

AUS Playing11 – Usman Khawaja(c), Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa

***You can pick Nathan Coulter Nile or Jhye Richardson in place of Pat Cummins


Note: This AUS vs PAK Dream11 Prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis AUS vs PAK team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the AUS vs PAK Dream11 Prediction. Also, hit the bell icon on the bottom right side of your screen to get all the latest Dream11 Prediction updates.


Dheeraj Singh

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