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Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI Preview Dream11. PAK vs AUS 1st ODI Preview Dream11 Prediction

Who knew what to expect when this series was announced.

Was it to be an easy win for Pakistan, given they beat Australia 3-0 in the T20Is last year? It would have been easy to think that courtesy of familiar conditions. However, with plenty of players rested, it promises to be tough test after Australia’s superb win in India.

Pakistan are back in action after an exciting edition of Pakistan Super League. There is plenty to be optimistic about given the good performances of a number of their players. However, the challenge will be adjusting well to ODI cricket after weeks of T20 action, as well as playing well without a number of their key players. They come up against a side in fine form, which means that conditions alone is not enough for Pakistan to win. Can Pakistan hit form ahead of the World Cup, even without a couple of key players?

Australia, with an incredible series win in India, had their best moment since winning the Ashes at the beginning of 2018. There has been plenty of doom and gloom since Cape Town, but the light at the end of the tunnel is well and truly visible, even before Steve Smith and David Warner’s bans ended. Coming back from 2-0 down to win a five-game series away to India gives the selectors plenty of headaches as to the make up of Australia’s ODI side. Will players continue to press their claims for a World Cup spot? Can Australia follow up their great series win in India? One thing is for sure – there is reason to be excited.

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Key to a Pakistan win

No Babar Azam (rested) will be a challenge for Pakistan. His absence leaves quite the hole, such has been his excellent form in ODI cricket over his career to date. Skipper Shoaib Malik, along with the likes of Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood and Haris Sohail will be crucial. However, these players must rotate strike well, as dot balls could potentially be an issue. Will they set a strong platform for the middle order by overcoming Australia’s in-form attack?

Also, there is excitement regarding Pakistan’s attack, even with Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan rested. Mohammad Hasnain is a chance of a debut, and can surprise Australia with some pace in conditions that are expected to aid spin. Pakistan’s left-arm seamers will be just as important, as Australia found success in India when they had strong opening stands. Can the seamers forge a strong powerplay, which is then backed by Pakistan’s spinners (possibly Yasir Shah) in those crucial middle overs?

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Key to an Australia win

A stomach bug reportedly hit the Australian camp. Glenn Maxwell is apparently set to be rested, which leaves Australia without their main power hitter. However, this will provide another opportunity to Ashton Turner, and possibly Shaun Marsh, who can both contribute to a strong Australian total. Batting spots are well up for grabs in this side, which places onus on Aaron Finch to hit his best form alongside the in-form Usman Khawaja. A strong opening stand then provides the Aussie middle order with the chance to capitalise, and they are capable from what they showed in India.

Also, everyone is in love with Pat Cummins. He has had a golden season, showcasing his potential after years of injury setbacks. With 12 wickets in his last four matches, Cummins is in great form and will be key at the top against a Pakistan side that needs its top order to deliver. With Jhye Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile likely to be fighting for a single spot, the seamers will be key in supporting the spinners well, especially Adam Zampa.

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Possible Playing 11

Shoaib Malik leads what will be quite a new-look team in Sarafraz Ahmed’s absence. Babar Azam missing might mean Haris Sohail comes into the side. Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman and Hasan Ali are all also rested.

Pakistan: 1. Imam-ul-Haq, 2. Shan Masood/Saad Ali, 3. Haris Sohail, 4. Shoaib Malik (c), 5. Umar Akmal, 6. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7. Faheem Ashraf, 8. Imad Wasim, 9. Yasir Shah, 10. Mohammad Hasnain, 11. Junaid Khan/Mohammad Amir/Usman Khan Shinwari

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Glenn Maxwell could be rested as he came down with illness. This means Shaun Marsh can be given a chance to further prove his worth. Also, Australia are likely to play two spinners.

Australia: 1. Aaron Finch (c), 2. Usman Khawaja, 3. Shaun Marsh, 4. Peter Handscomb, 5. Marcus Stoinis, 6. Ashton Turner, 7. Alex Carey (wk), 8. Pat Cummins, 9. Jhye Richardson, 10. Adam Zampa, 11. Nathan Lyon

Dream11 Prediction

With some uncertainty regarding Final XIs, you can wait till announcements. Thoughts on this change?

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Stats and Facts

  • Australia have won five of the past six ODIs against Pakistan in UAE.
  • Pakistan beat Australia 3-0 in T20Is in UAE last October.
  • Australia have won their last three series across all formats.
  • Pakistan narrowly lost their last series 3-2 to South Africa.

Match Prediction

Plenty of changes for Pakistan renders this one a mystery as to how they will fare.

Australia are looking good, and despite a stomach bug seeping through the camp in recent days, I back them to build on the momentum they created in India.

Australia to take a 1-0 series lead.

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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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