Published: Wed, June 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Match 17: AUS vs PAK - Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Match 17: AUS vs PAK - Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Amir was the rising star of world cricket when his career came to a stunning halt during a Lord's Test in 2010 after both he and new-ball partner Mohamed Asif were caught bowling noballs on the orders of then Pakistan captain Salman Butt as part of a newspaper sting operation. "We respect all our opponents and are ready for them".

Australia discovered a big-hitter in Alex Carey in their match against India and he could be of much use to Aaron Finch just in case there is early collapse.

Pakistan couldn't get a chance to keep that momentum going due to their next match against Sri Lanka getting washed out and so Australia will be wary of the danger their next opponents pose. "Obviously Babar [Azam] is in great touch batting at No. 3 and holding their batting together", Finn said.

"(Mohammad) Amir coming back and he looks to be back to his best. He's swinging the ball again. Shadab [Khan] is a great bowler. It is remembered for the fiery rivalry between Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson. They've got a lot of experience on their side.

The difference is so stark that they have a winning record of 58 per cent in global ODI tournaments in the past decade, compared with 43 per cent in other match formats.

Despite struggling on a bilateral level, Pakistan reached the semifinals of the 2011 Cricket World Cup on the sub-continent and the quarterfinals four years ago in Australia. He has scored 46 runs in two innings at a strike-rate of 66.66.

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Even so, the three-time Women's World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game. The US has not conceded a goal since it beat the Matildas 5-3 in Colorado in April , a run of five consecutive matches.

"They [India] bowled very well to Warner and he needs some more time".

'We've got Mitch Marsh flying over just as a bit of a precaution.

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed denied his team carry any scars from their 5-0 rout by Australia in March and is confident of victory in Wednesday's World Cup contest against the reigning champions.

Sarfaraz refused to be drawn on whether Australia will be troubled by the absence of all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who has been ruled out with a side strain.

Kohli created headlines on Sunday (Monday NZT) when he told Indian fans to stop booing Smith and instead cheer him, apologising to the former Australian captain for their behaviour.

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