Pakistan is all set to face mighty Australia in Pak vs Aus ODI series within a few days. The Pakistan Cricket Board – PCB announced the schedule of five-match ODI series between Pakistan and Australia, which will be played in the United Arab Emirates. The series is slated to begin from 22nd March in Sharjah. Sharjah will host first two games, followed by 3rd in Abu Dhabi and two final games in Dubai.
Schedule for PAKvAUS ODI series
Here is the complete schedule for the series.
- First ODI – 22nd March – Sharjah (D/N)
- Second ODI – 24th March – Sharjah (D/N)
- Third ODI – 27th March – Abu Dhabi (D/N)
- Fourth ODI – 29th March – Dubai (D/N)
- Fifth ODI – 31st March – Dubai (D/N)
The clash between both the cricket giants will be an interesting one. For Australia, their strength lies in batting whereas for Pakistan it is their bowling lineup. Some fresh faces have also been inducted in the Pakistani squad which shall add to the strength of the team.
New additions in Pakistan’s squad
The shining star of Pakistan Super League 4, Muhammad Husnain has been added to the Pakistani squad for the upcoming series against Australia. The 18 years old pacer possess an incredible talent and has given tough time to the most experienced batsmen in PSL. He will be crucial for the team against the Aussies. Saad Ali is also a new face in the squad and it is yet to see what can he add to the team. The side will be led by veteran cricketer Shoaib Malik, he even headed the team against South Africa in the remaining ODIs and T20 matches when Sarfaraz Ahmed was suspended by ICC due to racist comments.
Who shall win?
With Pakistan resting a lot of their key players and Australian cricket on an incline, the odds would be in favor of the visitors. Australia has got a very strong side and after their recent wins against India, the team will have greater confidence. In such a situation it won’t be easy to win the series for Pakistan.
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