After conquering India on their home soil, Australia is ready to take on a young Pakistan team in the United Arab Emirates for a 5-match ODI series.
With Shoaib Malik leading the side comprising of a number of young players, it will be a challenge for Pakistan to beat Australia who are coming on the back of solid performances in India.
Here’s all you need to know about the 1st ODI between Pakistan and Australia.
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Time: 4:00 pm PST
Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas/ Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Yasir Shah
Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon, Patt Cummins, Jack Behrendorff
Players to Look Out For
For Pakistan, it has got to be the young pacer, Mohammad Hasnain, provided he gets a debut game today. His raw pace against the Aussies will be a delight to watch.
Australia has a formidable XI, with set bowling and batting units. In Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey, the Kangaroos have strong finishers and their finishing abilities will be tested on slow UAE pitches.