In the 3 match ODI series Australia took a lead of 1-0 in the series between Pakistan and Australia started from the 8th October. To keep this series alive Pakistan have to win the next match which will be played at Dubai. On the other hand Australia want to register the series by winning the next match.
The first name will strike our mind after watching the first match, Steve Smith. He played a magnificent innings in the previous match. He stood all against the odd when Australia were in a bad situation. He hit a ton. He is in good shape, so he could be the key player of the 2nd ODI. Don’t forget the barbarian David Warner. He played a innings of 43 runs. Glenn Maxwell did not click in the previous match but he came up handy with the ball and took 2 wickets. If he clicks then no other batsman is needed to destroy the opposite team. He could play the pivotal role in the next match. The wicketkeeper batsman Haddin came handy with his bat, but did not scored huge run. He has potential to score a biggy. He could play a crucial role in the next match. Now let’s talk about the bowlers. Mitchell Johnson played quite well in the previous match and it is expected he will perform again in the next match. Nathan Lyon also played well in the previous match. He took 2 wickets. He is in good shape.
Pakistan worked hard but did not get any output. Their batting line up collapsed against the Australian bowling attack. Some of their batsmen stood against them. Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Akmal are in good shape. They could the star player in the next match. The skipper Misbah-ul-Haq could play the important role in the next match, though he scored a duck in the previous match. He has potential to guide the team to the victory. One name cannot be forgotten when we are talking about Pakistan, he is none other than Shahid BOOM BOOM Afridi. He did not click in the last match but he needs only one innings to come in form and that could be the next match. Though he did not click with his bat but he came up handy with the ball. He took 3 wickets. He could be the star player of the Pakistan Team. From the bowling crew Wahab Riaz could play the crucial role in the next match. Mohammad Irfan could be play a game changing role in the next match. He is in good form lately.
Australia Squad: GJ Bailey (C), SA Abbott, XJ Doherty, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, BJ Haddin(Wk), PJ Hughes, MG Johnson, NM Lyon, GJ Maxwell, KW Richardson, SPD Smith, MA Starc and DA Warner.
Pakistan Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Irfan, Raza Hasan, Sami Aslam, Sarfraz Ahmed (Wk), Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal†, Umar Amin, Wahab Riaz, and Zulfiqar Babar.