Aaron Finch speaks ahead of the final training session today before the opening match

The Australian Men's ODI Team have held their final training session at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium ahead of today's opening match of the Qantas Tour of the UAE.

Prior to training Australian ODI Captain, Aaron Finch, joined Pakistan Captain, Shoaib Malik to unveil the ODI trophy.

Finch said he was expecting a tough series against Pakistan with the hosts still boasting plenty of experience in their new look squad.

 Aaron Finch Audio

 Australia will play five ODI matches against Pakistan starting in Sharjah tonight.

 

Qantas Tour of the UAE Squad:

  • Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)
  • Usman Khawaja (Queensland)
  • Shaun Marsh (Western Australia)
  • Peter Handscomb (Victoria)
  • Glenn Maxwell (Victoria)
  • Ashton Turner (Western Australia)
  • Marcus Stoinis (Western Australia)
  • Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)
  • Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile (Western Australia)
  • Jhye Richardson (Western Australia)
  • Kane Richardson (South Australia)
  • Jason Behrendorff (Western Australia)
  • Nathan Lyon (New South Wales)
  • Adam Zampa (South Australia)

 

Qantas Tour of the UAE Schedule:

First ODI – March 22

Pakistan v Australia

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

3:00pm Local Time

 

Second ODI – March 24

Pakistan v Australia

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

3:00pm Local Time

 

Third ODI – March 27

Pakistan v Australia

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

3:00pm Local Time

 

Fourth ODI – March 29

Pakistan v Australia

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

3:00pm Local Time

 

Fifth ODI – March 31

Pakistan v Australia

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

3:00pm Local Time