CWC 2019, Match 17 - AUS vs PAK - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 17, Australia vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

If clouds are clear, the spinners might play a vital role. It is better to have either Adam Zampa or Shadab Khan in your team.

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India got the better of Australia a couple of days ago to stop their winning streak in the ODIs. Match 17 of the ongoing World Cup will see the defending champions taking on another Asian side in Pakistan. The Men in Green are coming after defeating the hosts and the favourites England in their previous game. Their encounter against Sri Lanka was washed out in Bristol and will be hoping for a full game here.

As far as the team combination is concerned, Australia might ponder over bringing in Shaun Marsh for Usman Khawaja for this encounter. The latter hasn’t been able to make a telling impact in the three matches he’s played so far. Moreover, with Smith batting at three, Marsh looks the best bet at number four. Pakistan are unlikely to tinker with the winning combination.

Match Details

The 17th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Australia and Pakistan at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.

The match starts at 10:30 am local time (09:30 am GMT) (3:00 pm IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

Rain interrupting the proceedings has become a norm in the ongoing World Cup. The forecast is not so good for this game either. Showers are expected during the match frequently and another washout could be on the cards. The temperature will hover around 13-15 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

With overcast conditions in the offing, the fast bowlers look forward to hitting the deck with some early swing. The pitch turned a bit in the second innings during the Afghanistan-New Zealand game. If the rain doesn’t interrupt the action, the likes of Shadab Khan or Adam Zampa have a chance to make an impact. The team winning the toss is expected to field first.

Average first innings score: 240 (last five completed one-day matches at the venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 3.

Probable Playing XIs


Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja/Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.

Bench – Usman Khawaja/Shaun Marsh, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Marcus Stoinis.


Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali.

Bench – Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain.

Team News:

Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of tomorrow’s game with a side strain.


Aaron Finch vs Pakistan in last five ODIs

Innings: 5

Runs: 451

Average: 112.75

100s: 2

50s: 2

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Steve Smith, Babar Azam, David Warner.

Vice-Captain Options: Mohammad Hafeez, Aaron Finch, Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Sarfaraz Ahmed

Batsmen – David Warner, Steve Smith (C), Usman Khawaja, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Hafeez (VC)

Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Alex Carey, Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Batsmen – David Warner, Aaron Finch (VC), Babar Azam (C), Usman Khawaja.

All-Rounders – Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez.

Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir.

Expert Advice:

If clouds are clear, the spinners might come into play. It is better to have either Adam Zampa or Shadab Khan in your team.

Probable Winners

Australia are expected to win this match but Pakistan can hit back on their day.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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