The limited-overs series between Pakistan and Australia is set to begin on March 29 with a three-match ODI series, which will be followed by a lone T20I. The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will host all white-ball games.
After a scintillating Test series, where the Aussies won it by a 1-0 margin, the action shifts to white-ball cricket where the two sides are evenly matched. It is a historic series and has certainly lived up to the expectations so far. We witnessed an intense battle between the bat and the ball in the Test series and expect the same in the impending ODI series.
Aaron Finch will continue to lead the Australian side in shorter formats. White-ball specialists have joined the squad and will be eager to step up against the Men in Green. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh is likely to be ruled out of the series due to a hip-flexor injury.
It provides a great opportunity for the young players to prove their worth at the highest level with most of the top stars missing from the squad.
Pakistan, meanwhile, lost the Test series and will be looking to bounce back in this one. Babar Azam will continue to lead the side and the inclusion of some exciting players in the squad will boost their confidence. Most of them have had a stellar outing at the Pakistan Super League and will be eager to step up for their national side.
Pakistan vs Australia Match Details:
Match: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI, Australia tour of Pakistan, 2022
Date and Time: March 29th 2022, Tuesday, 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Pakistan vs Australia Pitch Report
The pitch at Gaddafi Stadium is a balanced track. The batters have to be patient while playing their strokes. The spinners will play a major role while bowling on this surface as the ball tends to hold a bit on the surface.
Pakistan vs Australia Weather Forecast
Clear skies will greet the two sides on Tuesday. Temperatures in Lahore are expected to range between 21 and 38 degrees Celsius.
Pakistan vs Australia Probable XIs
Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Seam Abbott, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Ellis
Pakistan vs Australia Match Prediction
The ODI series between Pakistan and Australia kicks off on March 29. After winning the Test series, the Aussies will be looking to carry forward the winning momentum in the ODI series. The hosts will be hoping to turn the tables on the Aussies in white-ball cricket.
Pakistan look strong on paper and have a good chance of coming out on top on Tuesday.
Prediction: Pakistan to win this encounter.
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