World Cup 2019 preview for Australia vs Pakistan

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11 Jun 2019

Australia vs Pakistan: Match preview, pitch report and TV listing

The ICC World Cup 2019 is witnessing a dull period with two successive matches getting washed out.

The 17th match would see title holders Australia and Pakistan locking horns at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday.

This tie is going to be a stunner, as giant slayer Pakistan would look to upset Australia.

Here, we present the match preview.

Previous tie

Australia suffered a loss, Pakistan saw their match washed-out

Australia suffered a loss, Pakistan saw their match washed-out

While Pakistan are coming off an abandoned match against Sri Lanka, Australia lost against an in-form India.

Australia went on to lose to India by 36 runs, even though they have lots of positives to build upon.

The last match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka had to be abandoned due to rain, as the teams shared the points.

Before that, Pakistan had defeated England.

Team news

Steve Smith, Hafeez and many more to watch out for

As for the team news, there are several players who can change the match tomorrow.

From Australia, David Warner, Steve Smith and Alex Carey's batting form makes them a must watch.

As for Pakistan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed have been doing great with the bat as well, putting the focus on them, along with pacer Wahab Riaz.

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Head-to-head

Australia hold strong edge over Pakistan

Australia hold strong edge over Pakistan

In the World Cup's history, both these teams have clashed nine times, as Australia have won five times, while Pakistan have pocketed four.

In England, both the teams have clashed in seven ODIs, with Australia winning four and Pakistan winning three.

Overall, in ODIs to date, both teams have come across 103 times, with Australia winning 67, while Pakistan have scripted 32 victories.

Pitch report

A sporty wicket awaits in Taunton

So far, there has been only a match at this venue in this tournament, involving Afghanistan and New Zealand, which was a low-scoring encounter.

It is likely that the track would be sporty, favoring both batsmen and bowlers.

Thus, the teams are likely to move in with a balanced XI, while bowling first would be the ideal option.

Predicted XI

Here are the predicted XI for the sides

Here are the predicted XI for the sides

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper and captain), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.

Match details

When, where and how to watch?

Match: Australia vs Pakistan

Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Time: 3:00 PM IST

Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1, 2, Select 1 and other regional languages channels of Star Sports.

Where to watch (Online): Hotstar

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How many times have Australia won the World Cup?

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Australia have won the World Cup for a record five times.

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Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992.

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Pakistan were knocked out by Australia in the quarters of the 2015 World Cup.

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