AUS vs PAK Probable Playing-11: Today (20 October) Pakistan will face five-time world champion Australia in the World Cup 2023. Before this match, Pakistan had suffered a crushing defeat against Team India. In the match against India, Pakistani players had completely failed in both batting and bowling departments. Right after this, most of the players of Pakistan also fell prey to viral fever. That means the recent form and fitness of Pak players is questionable. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see how much this team will change in today’s match against Australia.
By the way, according to the information received from the Pakistani camp, all the players of Pakistan have recovered from viral fever. Till two days ago, the situation was such that even the selection of playing-11 seemed difficult for Pakistan, but now it is being said that the players are completely fit. The crushing defeat against India has definitely exposed Pakistan’s weakness and has pointed towards exploring other options in the playing-11, but at present Pakistan’s bench strength is weak. In such a situation, there is no scope for much change in Pakistan’s playing-11 in today’s match. It is possible that the Pakistan team may give a chance to leg spinner Osama Mir to play in place of Mohammad Nawaz or Shadab Khan.
Pakistan’s probable playing-11: Abdullah Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz/Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Osama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Will there be any change in Australia’s playing-11?
After losing the first two matches of the World Cup 2023 one-sidedly, Australia somehow won the last match. In such a situation, it would like to avoid making any changes in its Vijay playing-11 of the last match against Pakistan today. Adam Zampa definitely has some problem in his back but captain Pat Cummins says that he is completely fit to play the match.
Australia’s probable playing-11: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (captain), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
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