Taunton, June 12, Wednesday at 03:00 PM IST
The 17th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between the defending champions Australia and Men in Green Pakistan at County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday.
Australia suffered 36 runs defeat at the hands of India in their previous encounter which eventually put an end to their winning streak. In three games, Kangaroos have managed two wins and one defeat.
Pakistan, on the other hand, has managed one win, one loss and one no result in three encounters. The Men in Green registered a surprise win over the favourites England to open their World Cup 2019 account while their last encounter against Sri Lanka got washed away due to rain.
Pakistan will be hoping for a full game while Australia will look to bounce back from their previous defeat.
The match will begin at 03:00 PM IST.
County Ground in Taunton is a good wicket for batting. However, the weather forecast suggests 50% chances of rain which can result in a shortened game. The dry and cloudy conditions at the start can bring in seam bowlers into action. So, expect the toss-winning side to field first.
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
Facts you should know-
The 36 runs defeat at the hands of India was Australia’s first World Cup game defeat while chasing since 1999
Australia clean swept Pakistan by 5-0 in the United Arab Emirates two months ago
India’s 352/5 is the highest total by any team against Australia at World Cups
Total – 103
Tie – 01 | No result – 03
Total – 09
Australia – 05
Pakistan – 04
2015 World Cup – Australia won by 6 wickets
2011 World Cup – Pakistan won by 4 wickets
2003 World Cup – Australia won by 82 runs
1999 World Cup – Australia won by 8 wickets
Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Alex Carey (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins
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