Pakistan and Australia will face off each other in their last warm-up game to be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on 3rd October 2023. Both teams would fine-tune their skills before the main team starts.
Pakistan batters had a brilliant outing as Saud Shakeel, Mohammed Rizwan, Babar Azam, and Salman Agha scored runs that helped them post 345 for 5 in 50 overs. Their bowling looked out of sorts as the Kiwis chased down the target with 38 balls to spare. Shaheen Shah Afridi did not bowl while the rest of the bowlers struggled against top-quality batting of New Zealand. Fakhar Zaman might get a chance to bat in tomorrow’s match.
On the other hand, Australia’s warm-up against the Netherlands was curtailed to 23 overs a side due to rain. Thanks to a superb effort by Steve Smith and other batters, Australia made 166 for 7. Mitchell Starc got his rhythm back with a hattrick before as Netherlands looked in trouble before rain made it no-result.
Details– Australia vs Pakistan, Warm-up Match, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date and Time– 3rd October, 2.00 PM IST
Pakistan and Australia played a total of 107 matches with Australia winning 69, Pakistan 34, 3 ending in no-result and 1 tied. The last time these two teams played in an ODI was in 2022 when Australia visited Pakistan for 3 match series. Pakistan registered a thumping 9-wicket win to win the series by 2-1.
Both teams have met each other 10 times in 50 over World Cup history. Australia has won 6 times while Pakistan registered victory on 4 occasions. The last time these two teams met in the World Cup was during the 2019 edition where Australia won the match by 41 runs.
The previous match played between Pakistan and New Zealand was a high-scoring affair. It was a superb effort by both team batters as Babar Azam and Co posted 345 for 5 in 50 overs with Mohammed Rizwan, Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, and Salman Ali Agha scoring runs that helped them to post a big total.
In reply, New Zealand batters showed their class and chased down the target with 38 balls to spare. It promises to be another high-scoring affair. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first putting pressure on the opponents and restricting the opponents.
Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Josh Inglis (wk), Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Matthew Short, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim