World Cup 2019: Pakistan versus Australia see
TAUNTON: Pakistan face five-time champions Australia in the seventeenth match of the World Cup at County Ground, Taunton today.
Australia got off to a strong begin to their World Cup crusade, pounding Afghanistan by seven wickets and after that edging the Windies out for 15 runs.
On the opposite side, Pakistan lost their opening match toward the West Indies by seven wickets however bobbed back to annihilation has by 14 runs.
Pakistan group celebrates as Muhammad Amir takes a wicket. Photograph: File
For Pakistan, quality spinners like Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan are required to change up an intense bowling assault. For a success against the Aussies, snappy wickets from the bowlers are an absolute necessity.
In the batting office, players like Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed will be essential in helping the group set up a decent score on the board.
Then again, safeguarding champions Australia has the benefit of having a world class bowling assault and quality all-rounders.
Glen Maxwell and Travis Head add colossal equalization to the side.
Australia's Mitchell Starc, second left, raises the ball in the wake of guaranteeing one more five-wicket-pull. Photograph: AFP
The match among Australia and Pakistan will start at 2:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time.
AUS-PAK ODI details:
Straight on matches: 103
AUS won: 67
PAK won: 32
No outcome: 3
Most elevated aggregate: 369/7 by Australia in 2017
Most minimal aggregate: 108 by Pakistan in 2002
Most runs: RT Ponting (AUS), 1107 keeps running in 35 matches
Most wickets: Wasim Akram (PAK), 67 wickets in 49 matches played
Pakistan's squad for World Cup 2019: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c and wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
Australia's squad for World Cup 2019: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glen Maxell, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson