Pakistan continues to bow down in front of Australia after losing two back to back ODIs in UAE. Having a 2-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series, Aussies are pretty confident for the 3rd ODI which is to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Aussies are just a victory away from winning back to back away ODI series, whereas, Pakistan, on the other hand, is on the verge of do or die situation.
Pakistan came on to the field with the bat and managed to put a decent score of 284 runs in 50 overs on the board. But, Aussies were unstoppable and they made this chase look very easy. Australian openers turned out exceptionally well with the bat and added 200+ runs partnership to snatch the victory from Pakistan with eight wickets in hand. Pakistani bowlers were expected to trouble the Australian batting line up but eventually, they weren’t able to take more than 4 wickets in two matches.
Aaron Finch looked beast, as he slammed centuries in both the matches. In the second ODI, Aaron thrashed 153 runs in 143 balls. Now Aussies would be keen to seal the series in the 3rd ODI, whereas Pakistan would be looking forward to applying breaks on Australia’s winning streak.
When and Where:
Pakistan vs. Australia, 3rd ODI
27th March 2019, 4:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Last five matches:
Australia: W, W, W, W, W
Pakistan: L, L, L, W, L
Pitch report: This pitch is similar to the one in Sharjah but has a lot of scope for the spinners. As the game progresses, the pitch starts getting slow.
Faheem Ashraf has been given rest for next 3 ODI.
Usman Khan or Junaid Khan would be playing in place of him, who haven’t been on the field yet.
Pakistan is expected to make no changes in its batting line up, as they were able to score 280 runs in both the matches.
Imad Wasim would be filling up the space for Faheem’s absence, while Yasir Shah might show some magic on the pitch for spinners.
Injured Jhye Richardson has been ruled out for the rest of the tour, and Pat Cummins is expected to be replacing him.
No changes are to made in Australian batting line up
Pakistan: Shoaib Malik (C), Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Abid Ali, Saad Ali, Umar Akmal, Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Hasnain.
Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa
Probable playing 11:
Pakistan: Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haw, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari/Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Amir
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glen Maxwell, Marcus Stonis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummings, Adam Zampa, Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon
Australia wins the toss and elects to bat first
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
Pakistan (Playing XI): Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik(c), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain
Aus vs Pak Dream11 team prediction: Spinners have a fair chance to get wickets on this pitch, as the pitch starts getting slower while the match progresses.
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
Aaron Finch (c)
Adam Zampa (vc)
Imam ul Haq