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Pakistan vs Australia, PAK vs AUS, Today Match Prediction

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan

225/10 in 45.2

4.96

313/7 in 50.0

6.26 Star
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Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first

Australia beat Pakistan by 88 runs

Will the Australian team carry their momentum of the Test series in the ODI series as well?

  • In the last 5 encounters played between these two, the Australian side has emerged victorious on all 5 occasions.
  • Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam is looking in good touch and has scored 657 runs in his last 10 innings for Pakistan.
  • Australian leggie; Adam Zampa has been in sensational form for his team as he has picked up 24 wickets in the last 10 matches he played.

We predict that the Australia will defeat Pakistan.

Tournament: Australia tour of Pakistan, 2022 | Format: ODI | Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan | Toss: To Bat

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After a 3 match Test series, Pakistan will host the Australian side for a 3 match ODI series. The 1st of those 3 will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 29th March 2022. The Australian side is in search of an ODI series win after crushing Pakistan in the historic Test win earlier.

Australia have managed to win the previous ODI series played between these two and is currently unbeaten against hosts in the last 5  matches. They played their last ODI match against each other in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019 in which, Australia had tacked Pakistan easily by 41 runs.

This ODI series will be important for both teams as it will be a good opportunity to test respective squads to strengthen squad strength ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Pakistan will try to overcome the hurdle of Australia’s pace unit in the 1st ODI which will be played on 29th March.

Pakistan Preview

Pakistan will face Australia in the 1st ODI match of the 3 match ODI series. The match will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore which is a historic home ground for hosts. Babar Azam is leading the squad and will try to tackle Australia’s challenge in this series. 

Fakhar Zaman who has an average of 55.38 after scoring 443 runs in the last 8 ODI innings, will likely open an inning for Pakistan along with Abdullah Shafique. ICC’s ODI Cricketer of the year and Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam will be the key batter for his team in the middle order. He has an average of 73.00 in the last 10 innings he played in the limited-overs format.

Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf will lead Pakistan’s pace attack to put more pressure on Australian batters. They both have 27 wickets combined in the last 16 matches. Pakistan’s vice-captain and prime all-rounder; Shadab Khan is the key spinner and has bowled consistently well in recent times.

The overall squad is looking strong and will try to win the ODI series against mighty Australia after getting defeated in the Test series.

Key Players: Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (c), Asif Ali, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Iftikar Ahmed, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir.

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Australia tour of Pakistan, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
A Shafique
81
228
11
0
35.53
A Ali
78
208
7
1
37.5
B Azam
67
131
6
1
51.15
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
S Afridi
24.3
3
79
4
3.22
N Shah
31.0
13
58
4
1.87
S Khan
33.0
4
97
1
2.94

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Zahid Mahmood, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Khushdil Shah, Saud Shakeel, Imam-ul-Haq

Australia Preview

Australia have created history to win the Test series in Pakistan and are now all set to make it furthermore memorable when they play against hosts in the 1st ODI at Lahore. Australia are currently at the 3rs spot in the ICC’s ODI team rankings and they would love to upgrade in the points table by defeating Pakistan.

Australia had defeated Pakistan when they met last time in UAE. Although, they are missing players like David Warner, Steve Smith; they have perfect replacements to tackle Pakistan’s challenge in the ODI series. Captain Aaron Finch has scored 410 runs in the last 7 innings he played at an average of 57.58.

Australia’s pace trio of Mitchell Starc-Pat Cummins-Josh Hazlewood; will not be available for this ODI series and the whole responsibility of the pace attack will be managed by Jason Behrendoff and Kane Richardson. Adam Zampa and Mitchell Swepson are all set to help this pace line up with the spin bowling options.

The visitors are looking strong and will try to create history by winning this ODI series also. They just have to execute their plans well when they face Pakistan in the first ODI on 29th March 2022.

Key Players: Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuschagne, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson.

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (c), Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Swepson.

Australia Key Players From Previous Game Of Australia tour of Pakistan, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
U Khawaja
91
219
9
1
41.55
S Smith
59
169
6
0
34.91
T Head
26
70
4
0
37.14
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
P Cummins
24.0
8
56
5
2.33
M Starc
20.4
6
33
4
1.6
N Lyon
40.0
10
95
1
2.38

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Sean Abbott, Aaron Finch, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Swepson, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Ben McDermott, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
22
0 mm.
1.36 k/h
From: ENE
0%
03h
21
0 mm.
0.83 k/h
From: E
0%
06h
27
0 mm.
1.85 k/h
From: W
0%
09h
34
0 mm.
2.85 k/h
From: W
0%
12h
39
0 mm.
1.68 k/h
From: WNW
0%
15h
29
0 mm.
2.12 k/h
From: NW
0%
18h
25
0 mm.
3.46 k/h
From: N
0%
21h
23
0 mm.
2.72 k/h
From: E
0%

Weather Conditions

The weather will be clear on a matchday with temperatures ranging between 37°C and 21°C. This pitch has always favored bowlers and it will be a tough wicket to bat on. 

Venue Details

The venue for this match will be Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The stadium has modern floodlights and can accommodate nearly 65,000 spectators.

Toss: To Bat

Toss will be a crucial factor in the match results. From the last 5 matches played on this ground the team who have opted to bat first, won 4 times. The team batting first at this venue will get the advantage of the pitch and can put the opponent team under pressure for the second innings. 

After clinching the Test series on a historic note, the Australian side is high on confidence, By looking at the squads of both the teams, the Australian side looks more balanced. The all-rounders and death bowlers the Australian team has with them will put pressure on Pakistan’s batters and thy will try to win the 1st ODI against Pakistan.
 

We predict that the Australia will defeat Pakistan.

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