Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - Pakistan v Australia 1st ODI

Marcus Stoinis in action
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Australia will be carrying a lot of momentum into the five-match ODI series against Pakistan, having won 3-2 against India.

Australia ended a long drought after the series win against India and would be full of confidence. They would also know at the back of their head that Steve Smith and David Warner would be back with the team after this series which will further add to their morale.

Usman Khawaja was sensational form the team against India and notched up two centuries and a 90. Peter Handscomb has also looked solid in the middle and in a place like UAE where spin will be a major factor, Khawaja and Handscomb would be the mainstays of Australian batting lineup.

Shaun Marsh has been sidelined as Ashton turner adds more value in the lower middle order. Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins will take the new ball while Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon would be their tweakers. Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell will share the remaining 10 overs between them.

Pakistan have rested a lot of their key players. Veteran batsman Shoaib Malik will lead the side in the absence of regular skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed. Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan have been given chances on the basis of their PSL performance. Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim would be two important players for the side as their all-round abilities would serve the team in both the departments.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.

 

Australia- Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon

Pakistan- Shoaib Malik(c), Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas , Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Saad Ali

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), Usman Khawaja (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammad Amir (Pakistan), Adam Zampa (Australia)

Most Sixes – Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), Usman Khawaja (Australia)

Team Scores Batting First – Pakistan 260+, Australia 280+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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