After winning the T20 match against Pakistan, Australia is filled with confidence. Now they are preparing for their One Day International clash against Australia. The youthful Australian team is looking forward to grab this series. So let us have a quick preview of the 1st ODI between Pakistan and Australia.
George Bailey could give a kick in the scoreboard by his massive batting style. A destructive striker who can change a match within a few overs, Bailey arrived as a state one-day player at 19. By 2005-06, he proved he had added tolerance to his game when he was given an extended stint in the first-class team. He could be the key player in the next match. James Faulkner, another star player of the team could guide the team to the path to the victory. His devastating batting style could destroy Pakistan. An accurate left-hander who can move the ball both ways, Faulkner also possesses a illusory slower ball, which helps make him a handful in the shorter formats. Another match winner Aaron Finch is in the squad. If he clicks the day will go bad for Pakistan. David warner, the barbarian is capable of giving a good boost in the initial phase. All hitters gathered in the same team. Glenn Maxwell, the name is enough to describe him. Maxwell impressed for Hampshire in the Friends Life t20 in 2012 and subsequently earned his first national call-up, for Australia’s ODI and Twenty20 squads to play Afghanistan and Pakistan in the UAE. He was also picked in the squad for the World T20 the same year. Shane Watson could play a pivotal role in the match. He could perform not only with his ball, with his bat too. Mitchell Starc is one of the many exciting young fast bowlers coming out of Australia. A tall left-hander, he generates plenty of pace, bounce, and also possesses the ability to bring the ball back into the right hander. These skills have made him one of the most promising young fast bowlers in Australia. Kane Richardson and Mitchell Johnson could be the key bowlers of the match.
Misbah-Ul-Haq is the spine of the Pakistan Team. The most remarkable aspect about Misbah-Ul-Haq is his unflappable temperament. It shows in his batting. He could play a crucial role in the match. Ahmed Shehzad aims to be an aggressive batsman like Ricky Ponting, and he is good on his way if his top-order performances for Pakistan Under-19s are any indication. Shehzad made his first class debut in January 2007. He could be the star player of the match. Mohammad Hafeez usually bats aggressively at the top of the order, but his organized technique also means he can switch to defensive mode if required. He doesn’t flight his off-breaks much, but his excellent control over line and length allows the captain to use him at almost any stage of an innings. Don’t miss one name when we are discussing abut Pakistan Team, the one and only BOOM BOOM AFRIDI. Afridi could be the game changer of the match. Wahab Riaz could be the key bowler of the Pakistan team.
The first match is going to be very vital for both teams. Whoever wins will dominate over the series.
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin (wk), David Warner, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Phillip Hughes, Sean Abbott and Steven Smith.
Pakistan Squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Junaid Khan, Misbah ul Haq (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Raza Hasan, Sami Aslam, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Wahab Riaz and Zulfiqar Babar.