Australia vs Pakistan – Dream11 Prediction: A couple of months ago, Pakistan and Australia faced off in the five-match ODI series and the latter whitewashed the Men in Green.
Australia vs Pakistan Team News:
Probable XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Probable XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk/c), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Hassan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
Australia vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 17
12th June 2019, 3:00 PM IST
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Although the pitch should have something in it for both the batsmen and bowlers, the threat of rain washing away the game looms large. With overcast conditions, pacers are going to enjoy the conditions with the new ball which could be pivotal in the outcome of the game.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Sarfaraz Ahmed is the preferred option inspite of Alex Carey putting in two decent shifts with the bat. With his experience and role in the Pakistani team as a floater, Sarfaraz Ahmed should get some runs and justify his selection as well.
Batsmen: Two out of the Pakistani trio of Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq is a must in a fantasy team while the in-form David Warner is also one to watch out for on Wednesday. Usman Khawaja hasn’t been in the best of forms inspite of a good start against India. With possibly his place on the line, Khawaja is preferred ahead of Finch and Smith given his record against Pakistan earlier in the year in UAE.
All-rounders: While Glenn Maxwell is slowly getting into his groove for Australia, Mohammad Hafeez is another must have in the fantasy team with the veteran even contributing with the ball for Pakistan. With his form with the bat also taken into account, Hafeez is a wonderful option to have in the side along with the likes of Maxwell.
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have by far looked to most menacing with the ball for Australia and should be ideally picked for Wednesday’s game as well. While Mohammad Amir’s form with the new ball warranties a place in the side, one of Wahab Riaz or Hasan Ali should suffice as the fourth and final bowling option with the conditions suiting pace bowling due to the overcast conditions.
Captain: David Warner and Imam ul Haq have been in fine form over the last few months with the latter even averaging in excess of 50 for Pakistan. With rain set to play a part in this game, both of them are ideal to have as captain given their ability to provide good starts at the top of the order. Along with them, Glenn Maxwell and Babar Azam are also decent options to go along with as captain.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Mohammad Hafeez, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir. Captain: David Warner, Vice-Captain: Imam ul Haq
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Alex Carey, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Hafeez, Jason Behrendorff, Pat Cummins, Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali. Captain: Babar Azam, Vice-Captain: David Warner