Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Faheem Ashraf has been rested for the last three ODIs.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia are on a rampage in the ODIs at the moment. After struggling for a long time in the format, they have won five matches on the trot. As far as this series is concerned, they are leading the five-match series by 2-0 and are the favourites to seal the deal in the third game itself. Pakistan, on the other hand, have looked listless having batted first after winning the toss on both the occasions.

Moreover, their ace all-rounder Faheem Ashraf has been rested now which makes the things more difficult for their skipper Shoaib Malik. Change of venue can also play a part in this game and the spinners are likely to come into play. Australia are unlikely to tinker with their playing XI. Having said that, even they will be eager to try out the likes of Ashton Turner in this series. Though winning the series will be the focus at the moment.

Match Details:

The third game of the 5-match ODI series between Pakistan and Australia will be hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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

Last five completed matches:

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

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

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average 1st innings score: 244 (Last fiveODI matches)

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

Probable Playing XI:

Pakistan (Playing XI announced)

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

Bench: Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Abid Ali, Saad Ali.


Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch (C), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.

Bench: Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson.

Team News:

Faheem Ashraf rested for the last three ODIs.

Power Picks:

Last time Mohammad Rizwan played in a List A game at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi – 141* off 154 out of team’s total of 223/9.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Rizwan

Vice-captain options –Marcus Stoinis, Imam-ul-Haq, Pat Cummins, Imad Wasim, Shoaib Malik, Shaun Marsh

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

Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan

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

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Nathan Lyon, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yasir Shah.

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

Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen – Usman Khawaja (C), Shaun Marsh, Shoaib Malik (VC), Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile.


Expert Advice:

Batsmen category:

Best – Khawaja, Finch, H Sohail

Safe – Imam, Masood, S Marsh

Pick Handscomb if Australia bat first.

Pick Umar Akmal if Pakistan bat first.

Probable Winners:

Australia are expected to win and seal the series. But the change in venue might change the fortunes for Pakistan.

*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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