Pakistan will play their 4th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign. They will take on Australia on Wednesday, June 12 at the County Ground, Taunton.
The match will start at 9:30 AM GMT, 3:00 PM SLST, 8:30 PM NZDT, 10.30am BST.
Australia got off to a solid start to their World Cup campaign, crushing Afghanistan by seven wickets and then edging the Windies out for 15 runs.
On the other side, Pakistan lost their opening match to the West Indies by seven wickets but bounced back to defeat hosts by 14 runs.
PaK vs AUS Broadcast Details
Fox Sports and Channel 9 are the official broadcasters of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Australia. While Ptv Sports and Ten Sports are official broadcasters of World Cup 2019 in Pakistan.
For Pakistan, quality spinners like Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan are expected to add variety to a potent bowling attack. For a win against the Aussies, quick wickets from the bowlers are a must. In the batting department, players like Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, and Sarfaraz Ahmed will be vital in helping the team put up a good score on the board.
On the other hand, defending champions Australia has the advantage of having a world class bowling attack and quality all-rounders.
This is a must win a game for Pakistan to qualify further, and to improve the net run rate.
Both teams will look to get a win under their belt and move closer to that final four spots. For Pakistan, apart from Mohammad Amir, no bowler has managed to leave his mark in the tournament so far. Despite not having a good record against Australia, Sarfaraz elucidated that his team will go with the same approach as they showed against England.
Did You Know
Australia and Pakistan have a record number of 568 matches and lost 324 with nine tied and 34 NR matches.
The success percentages of Australia and Pakistan are 63.54 and 53.83, respectively.
The track in the previous match turned out to be a good one for batting. The venue hosted its first ODI ever since the 1999 World Cup. Teams are most likely to field first after winning the toss.
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The weather forecast for the match between Australia and Pakistan is predicted to be cloudy throughout the day. Moderate or heavy showers are expected as the day progresses.