Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Glenn Maxwell is doubtful for this game.

Imam-ul-Haq. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia will face a depleted yet capable enough Pakistan in the first of the five-match ODI series on Friday. They are coming off a sensational series win over India and will be confident of going past another Asian stalwart now. But they have got some problems ahead of the series with the stomach bug disturbing the players. Glenn Maxwell is already doubtful for the series opener which is a huge blow for them.

In his absence, Shaun Marsh should come in the team. Pakistan, on the other hand, have rested a lot of players for this series including the skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed. Shoaib Malik will lead the side and the onus will be on him to bat throughout the innings. Umar Akmal has also made a comeback and will be eager to stake his claim in the World Cup squad.

Match Details:

The first game of the 5-match ODI series between Pakistan and Australia will be hosted by the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium.

The match starts at 3:00 PM local time (4:30 PM IST) (11:00 AM GMT).

The game will be live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in India. (Live streaming in Sony Liv)

Last five completed ODI matches:

Pakistan: L, W, L, L, W.

Australia: W, W, W, L, L.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average 1st innings score: 239 (Last five List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3

Probable Playing XI:


Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan.

Bench: Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Abbas, Abid Ali, Saad Ali, Usman Shinwari.


Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch (C), Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile/Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.

Bench: Shaun Marsh, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson.

Note: Shaun Marsh could replace one of the bowlers or Alex Carey with Handscomb donning the gloves.

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Usman Khawaja in Asia since 2018 in all formats:

85, 141, 3, 50, 38, 104, 91, 100 – 612 runs from 8 innings at an average of 76.5

Scored 61 runs in eight innings at 7.63 in Asia before this streak.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood, Glenn Maxwell

Vice-captain options – Pat Cummins, Imad Wasim, Shoaib Malik, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa

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

Keeper – Alex Carey

Batsmen – Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq (VC), Shan Masood, Usman Khawaja (C), Peter Handscomb

All-Rounders – Imad Wasim, Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers – Junaid Khan, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa.

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

Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen – Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood (VC), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb

All-Rounders – Imad Wasim, Marcus Stoinis (C)

Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson.


Expert Advice:

Pakistan might select an interesting team to give chances to other players.

Probable Winners:

Australia is expected to defy the conditions and take an early lead in the five-match series.

*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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