Australia vs Pakistan: The 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 pits Australia against Pakistan. For both sides, winning will be extremely important as they try to move up the standings. Australia has to win this game after defeating Sri Lanka in the last contest, which was their first victory. Pakistan’s team must recover in this match after suffering a significant loss against India.
Pakistan’s record versus the Australians is dismal. In the last ten years, they have only three times vanquished them. To defeat the mighty Australians in this match, the team must put up a strong performance. They need to find answers to the questions Australia’s form has raised. The stakes are high for both teams, so we anticipate a competitive game.
The 18th ODI match between Australia vs Pakistan will take place on October 20, 2023, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Match Details to Note
Match: Australia vs Pakistan 18th ODI
Date: October 20th, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 02:00 PM IST
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
The competition has gotten off to an unusual start for Pat Cummins’ team. The last game was when they recovered their form after losing the first two. The camp’s confidence increased after the previous game’s 5-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. The five-time World Champions will want to capitalize on this momentum and win this match in order to move up the points standings. Given how poorly his batters have performed, Cummins wants a determined performance from them.
The team will be counting on David Warner and Mitchell Marsh to get off to a strong start in this game because they haven’t been reliable. The side expected runs from the middle-order trio of Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Josh Inglis, who must perform well against the Pakistani spinners. The middle order is formidable. This batting order has additional firepower thanks to Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, and Glenn Maxwell.
The Australian team needs early wickets from Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc since their bowling attack has performed admirably in the competition. In the middle innings, Adam Zampa must perform well alongside Pat Cummins now that he has regained his form. In these conditions, Stoinis and Maxwell offer a wealth of bowling experience, and they play a crucial part in the game.
Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
Players to watch out for:
The team will be counting on David Warner to get off to a strong start in this game because they haven’t been reliable.
The Australian team needs early wickets from Josh Hazlewood since their bowling attack has performed admirably in the competition.
Possible Playing XI:
Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan’s batting performance against longtime rival India was terrible. The team lost by 7 wickets, and captain Babar Azam would be upset with how they blew the game from a strong position. Azam wants his players to go past the defeat and regain their form and confidence because they have a dismal World Cup record against the Australians.
In the current game, Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq got off to a strong start, and they’ll want to do the same. The important side hitters in this game are Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, and they must perform well. The side will also require runs from the bottom middle order of Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Saud Shakeel. The team lost the game against India as a result of their poor batting performance.
In two of the team’s three games, the bowling assault has had trouble. For the team to have a fair opportunity in this game, Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali must perform well. In this match, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz must take advantage of the circumstances to exert pressure on the Australians. A powerful attack for the side is completed by Haris Rauf and Iftikhar Ahmed.
Players to watch out for:
Young Pakistan opener Abdullah Shafique shined on his World Cup debut, scoring his first ODI century against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad under extreme time pressure. He also had a good start in the most-watched match against India.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
In two of the team’s three games, the bowling assault has had trouble. For the team to have a fair opportunity in this Australia vs Pakistan game, Shaheen Afridi must perform well.
Possible Playing XI
Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Australia vs Pakistan Head To Head:
Australia and Pakistan have faced each other in 10 matches in World Cup ODI. Out of these 10 games, Australia has won 6 whereas Pakistan has come out victorious on 4 occasions.
Australia vs Pakistan Toss Prediction:
The team that batted first has been favoured by the pitch. Typically, captains have chosen to post their team’s total and defend it, following the same pattern. On this surface, the captain who wins the toss in Australia vs Pakistan is likely to elect to bat first.
Australia vs Pakistan Pitch Report:
A clear sky and a warm, pleasant evening are forecast for Bengaluru. As the game goes on, the surface will become slower, as we have seen in the past. On this wicket, batsmen can make their strokes. The team batting first in this match will be content with 320 runs. One of the best batting surfaces in the world is found at Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which has a calm pitch, a quick outfield, and short boundaries. There have been a number of high-scoring games in the past, and the surface makes it simple for batsmen to play while providing minimal assistance for bowlers.
Australia vs Pakistan Match Prediction:
After their devastating defeat in the previous game, the Pakistanis will be lacking in confidence. The bowling attack and lower middle order in the competition both appeared rusty, therefore the team will need to bowl well to win this game. In the most recent game, the Australians regained their form. They are the favorites to win because of their strong history with Pakistanis.
We are predicting Australia to win the game Australia vs Pakistan at the odds of 1.55
Australia vs Pakistan The Most Recommended Player To Bet:
The team will be counting on David Warner to get off to a strong start in this game because they haven’t been reliable. He is the most recommended player to bet for in Australia vs Pakistan.