ICC World Cup 2019: Match 17, Pakistan vs Australia – Pakistan’s Predicted Playing XI; Unfortunately, Pakistan has got to share one point with Sri Lanka in their previous game due to rain. It made them have three points in their kitty with one victory, one loss and a no-result game. Meanwhile, they will take on the Australian team in their next assignment.
Pakistan’s Predicted Playing XI:
The stylish southpaw got the start against England but failed to convert it. However, he would get one more chance as he got the skills to take the game away from the opposition. Imam also got a good record against Australia.
2. Fakhar Zaman:
The swashbuckling batsman got a decent record against the Australian team. He would like to maintain the same against the defending champions in order to give them a good start in the game.
3. Babar Azam:
Can they afford to leave him? The stylish batsman is one of their best batsmen in the ranks. Babar Azam got the calibre to take the game away from the opposition with ease.
4. Mohammad Hafeez:
He was the man of the match for Pakistan in the previous clash against England. Hafeez showed what experience brings to the team. Besides his batting, he is equally impressive with his bowling as well.
5. Sarfaraz Ahmed:
The Wicketkeeper-batsman fared pretty poorly against Windies. Not only with the bat but also failed to execute things with his captaincy. However, he made a solid return against England. He would like to deliver against Australia.
6. Asif Ali:
The youngster would get the nod once again in the tournament. Though he fared poorly against England, he got the calibre to score big knocks for the team.
7. Shoaib Malik:
Probably, they would strengthen their batting department by going with their experienced lad. The right-handed batsman will bring perfect balance to the side and can tackle the situations.
8. Shadab Khan:
The leg-spinner got the skills to grab wickets at a crucial phase. The conditions would suit him better and also bats well during the crunch situations of the time.
9. Mohammad Amir:
The experienced lad showed why he is the best in the business. Despite the other bowlers leaking runs for the team, Amir was brilliant with his skills for the team. Amir finished with decent numbers in both the games.
10. Wahab Riaz:
The flamboyant cricketer made a perfect return against England. He would once again get the nod for the clash, as he is aware of the opposition batsmen. Wahab Riaz will be the cynosure of the eyes, as he played a stunning spell against Wahab in ICC World Cup 2015.
11. Hassan Ali:
He is yet to take a wicket. However, he bowled a brilliant economical spell when it requires the most. Apart from that, he brings variety to the squad, as the other two fast bowlers are left-handers.