Faheem Ashraf and Jhye Richardson will not feature in the third ODI between Pakistan and Australia to be played on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the match.
The match will begin at 4:00 PM PKT, 7:00 PM AWST.
Australia: 162/4 (36 overs)
Rain has delayed play
Pakistan Australia won the toss and elected to bat
Australia is leading the five-match ODI series 2-0. Australia has dominated the series so far with 8 wicket wins in both the matches in Sharjah.
Australian skipper Aaron Finch guided his side in both the encounters with knocks of 116 and 153 not out respectively. Pakistan will have to win the third ODI, else the side will see another ODI series slipping away from their hands.
PTV Sports live
PTV Sports and Ten Sports will televise the match in Pakistan. Fox Sports will telecast the match in Australia. Willow TV will provide television coverage in the United States. BT Sports will broadcast the match in the United Kingdom.
Australia seek a series win
Jhye Richardson has been ruled out of the rest of the series due to an injury he sustained in the previous match. The speedster dislocated his shoulder while fielding and has travelled back to Australia.
Kane Richardson or Pat Cummins will replace him in the XI on Wednesday. Other than this, Australia wouldn’t want to make any other change in their line-up. But, there would be a temptation to give Ashton Turner an opportunity to play.
Faheem rested for the last three ODIs
Faheem Ashraf has been rested for the remainder of the series as the selectors want to manage the workload of the all-rounder before the World Cup. No replacement has been announced as the team wants to try out the rest of the pacers in the squad.
According to the Cricbuzz report, either Mohammad Amir or Mohammad Abbas will play the third ODI while there will another tussle between Junaid Khan and Usman Shenwari for a place in the XI.
The Abu Dhabi surface is expected to be hard and dry which will allow batsmen to score runs easily.
According to the Cricbuzz report, there will be some clouds over the stadium during the afternoon which could assist pacers to get some swing with the new ball. Some thunderstorms are expected as well which could have an impact on the match.Tweets by TheRealPCB