Cricket match date: 24th March 2019
Cricket match time: 04:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Cricket Match format: ODI
Tournament: United Arab Emirates
Team A: Australia
Team B: Pakistan
Team A Captain: Aaron Finch
Team B Captain: Shoaib Malik
Cricket Match Preview:
Australia will look to continue their winning run in the 50 over cricket format. They have now won four consecutive cricket games, a run which began from the series in India and has now continued in this cricket series in UAE. Australia seem to be peaking just at the right time considering that 50 over cricket World Cup is just around the corner.
Australia were coming off a dream tour of India and they continued their merry run by beating Pakistan in the first cricket game of the series. They won the game of cricket handsomely by eight wickets while chasing the relatively big target of 281 runs. The win once again came on the back of some good batting performances from skippers Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh.
Pakistan chose to rest some of their regular players including skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. But even without their regular players, they posted a good total of 280 runs while batting first. Harris Sohail scored a wonderful hundred and was ably supported by Umar Akmal’s and Imad Wasim’s cameos. They were still short of where they would have liked though as a score of 310 was par on this wicket.
Australia unearthed a few of the outstanding talents in the series against India. Ashton Turner and Alex Carrey emerged as fine talents and in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, they will continue to get their chances and would like to seal their spots. The series in India also saw Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb fulfilling the potential that they always had.
In this cricket series, Australia would also like to give more opportunities to these young players and if these players can continue their fine form, it will not be a straightforward call to include the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner into the playing eleven. Pakistan, on the other hand, would like to come back strongly in the second cricket game.
Cricket Match Information:
Australia and Pakistan will take on each other in the second cricket match of the five-match ODI cricket series. Australia have won the first cricket game of the series and will now look to extend the lead in the second cricket game. Pakistan, on the other hand, will look to get back in the cricket series.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Australia are coming into this cricket series after a historical success in India. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that helped them win the cricket series in India and their first cricket game against Pakistan.
Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:
- Aaron Finch
- Alex Carrey
- Shaun Marsh
- Glenn Maxwell
- Ashton Turner
- Peter Handscomb
- Adam Zampa
- JP Behrendroff
- Nathan Lyon
- Usman Khawaja
- Nathan Coulter-Nile
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Pakistan have decided to rest a few of their players for this cricket series. Their regular skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has been rested and in his absence, Shoaib Malik will be the skipper. Our prediction is of a few changes to their playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Pakistan’s playing XI:
- Shoaib Malik
- Umar Akmal
- Harris Sohail
- Faheem Ashraf
- Imad Wasim
- Shan Masood
- Mohammad Aamir
- Yasir Shah
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Mohammad Abbas
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Shaun Marsh has been in terrific form in ODI cricket format for the past year or so. He has already scored a half-century in this cricket series. Our prediction is of another good cricket game and series for him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
This cricket game will be played in Sharjah as well. The pitch in the first cricket game was beautiful to bat on. The nature of the surface in Sharjah is slow and low. Our prediction is of a score of around 300 this time around. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Australia will begin this game of cricket as favourites. With the way they have come back in their previous series, it is going to give them a lot of confidence not only for this cricket series but also for the World Cup. Pakistan will play a relatively young side in this cricket series. Hence, our prediction is of Australia’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Shaun Marsh (AUS) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Adam Zampa (AUS) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Aaron Finch (AUS)
Australia – 1.52
Pakistan – 2.25
*odds may change anytime