World Cup 2019: Pakistan Vs Australia – Key Players
Australia will aim to bounce back as they take on Pakistan in their fourth match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in Taunton on Wednesday, 12 June.
Key Players (Australia)
With his immense skills, and clean ball-striking abilities, Maxwell is capable of changing the flow of any match. The right-hander averages 55 against Pakistan, and with scores of 71, 98 and 70 in his previous three outings against the Green Shirts.
Opening batsman David Warner is an another threat for Pakistan. A left-handed opening batsman, Warner is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format without experience in first-class cricket. He played 109 ODIs with an average of 44.
Mitchell Starc, is an Australian left-arm pacer and a capable lower order left-handed batsman. Starc has played 78 ODIs for Kangaroos and claimed 152 wickets with 6 for 28 as his best bowling ODI figure.
Key Players (Pakistan)
Babar Azam has put up consistent performances at No.3 ever since he’s arrived in England. The right-hander, with his solid technique and fluent stroke-play, will look to hold the Pakistan innings together against the quality of Australia’s pace attack.
Mohammad Hafeez is a Pakistani cricketer. Hafeez usually opens the batting but in World Cup 2019 Hafeez playing in middle-order. He is widely regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the world. Hafeez could be a triumph card for Men in Green against defending champions Australia.
Mohammad Amir is a left-arm fast bowler, who opens the bowling in all formats of cricket and bowls regularly at 145-150kph. He made his first-class debut in 2007, and his first One-Day International and Test appearance in 2009 in Sri Lanka, at the age of 17.
A dry and cloudy start to the day is expected, but chances of rain thereafter might result in a shortened game. With the pitch expected to offer some assistance for fast bowlers early in the day, captains would be tempted to field first.
The match will start at 2:30pm PST.