Pakistan vs Australia 2nd ODI: Pakistan Hoping to Put Up Better Fight

Pakistan vs Australia 2nd ODI: Pakistan Hoping to Put Up Better Fight
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Following a dismal performance with the ball in the first ODI, Shoaib Malik would want better performance from his bowling unit in the second ODI. Pakistan vs Australia 2nd ODI is scheduled today at 4:00 pm at Sharjah.

Team News

Pakistan would be tinkering with the playing XI as this series was meant for experimenting to see who gets selected among the 15-member World Cup squad. Shoaib Malik’s captaincy will once again be under question as his record in recent matches is not so great, especially in the Pakistan Super League for Multan Sultans. Mohammad Hasnain might also debut for Pakistan.

Australia looked comfortable all the way, both with bat and ball in the first ODI against the green shirts. With in-form batsmen like Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb at the top, Australia look firm favorites to go 2-0 up in the 5-match series.

Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile might make way for Pat Cummins, who has had a brilliant last year with Australia. His performance against India was also remarkable.

Playing XI

These are the probable XIs for Pakistan and Australia.


  1. Imam-ul-Haq
  2. Shan Masood
  3. Haris Sohail
  4. Umar Akmal
  5. Shoaib Malik (c)
  6. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  7. Faheem Ashraf
  8. Imad Wasim
  9. Mohammad Hasnain
  10. Mohammad Abbas
  11. Yasir Shah



  1. Usman Khawaja
  2. Aaron Finch (c)
  3. Peter Handscomb
  4. Glenn Maxwell
  5. Marcus Stoinis/Ashton Turner
  6. Shaun Marsh
  7. Alex Carey (wk)
  8. Pat Cummins
  9. Jhye Richardson
  10. Nathan Lyon
  11. Adam Zampa

Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will begin at 4:00 PM (Pakistan), 3:00 PM (Dubai) and 4:30 PM (India).

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Weather Conditions: No interruption is expected due to bad weather pitch will play slow as usual.

Toss: Pakistan opted to bat first.

What’s on Twitter?

Indian fans will not be able to watch the match live.

Pakistan cricketers hoping to put up better performances.

The fight for a place in the World Cup squad is on.

Will Pakistan tame Australia in the second ODI? We will have to wait to find out.

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