Taunton, June 12, Wednesday at 03:00 PM IST
After facing 36 runs defeat against India, the defending champions Australia will look to return back on track with a win when they face off Pakistan at Taunton on Wednesday.
Australia was soaring high on confidence with 10 consecutive wins but fell short by 36 runs while chasing 353 runs total set by India in their third fixture at The Oval. It was Australia’s first defeat in the tournament as Kangaroos clinched victories in starting two games against Afghanistan and Windies.
On the other hand, Pakistan stunned everyone with their 14 runs win over the hosts England in the second encounter after being thumped by Windies by 7 wickets in the opening fixture. Their third encounter against Sri Lanka got washed out and the Men In Green will be looking to carry their momentum against Kangaroos.
The coin will be tossed at 02:30 PM IST.
As per weather reports, there are high chances of rain getting into the action. However, it won’t be a complete washover but a shortened game is expected to take place. Fast bowlers are expected to get some extra help off the conditions and the toss winning side is certain to field first.
Average first innings score: 214
Average second innings score: 192
Highest total: 373/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest Total: 101/10 (40.3 Ov) by SLW vs RSAW
Head to Head in ODIs
Total meetings – 103
Pakistan won- 32
Australia won -67
Head to Head at World Cup
Total meetings – 09
Australia won – 05
Pakistan won – 04
AUS – Stoinis & Zampa OUT, Shaun Marsh and Kane Richardson IN
PAK – Shadab Khan OUT, Shaheen Afridi IN
Toss – PAK elect to bowl first
Wicketkeeper: Alex Carey
Batsmen: Dawid Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh
All-rounder: Glenn Maxwell,
Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter Nile, Mitchell Starc
Wicketkeeper: S Ahmed
Batsmen: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman
All-rounder: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez
Bowlers: Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
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Aaron Finch (c), Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins
Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Amir, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imam Ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan
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