Pakistan vs Australia, 5th ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Pat Cummins will not be available for the next game.

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Australia will play an ODI game for one last time before they proceed to play the World Cup 2019. At this stage, they look pretty much sorted and picking a squad for the quadrennial tournament seems quite tough for them with the abundance of options that are available. Also, they have got a wonderful opportunity in front of them to clean sweep an opposition away from home after more than four years.

As the Kangaroos look to get another win under their belt, Pakistan will try hard to prevent the embarrassment. Their best batting performance thus far came in the fourth ODI. The side got extremely close to a win in the last game but couldn’t push themselves over the line. They will surely look to put up a much better fight in the final match and prove their capabilities to the world.

Match Details:

The 5th game of the 5-match ODI series between Pakistan and Australia will be hosted by the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

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

Last five completed ODI matches:

Pakistan: L, L, L, L, L.

Australia: W, W, W, W, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average 1st innings score: 232.2 (Last five completed ODI matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XI:


Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Saad Ali, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Imad Wasim (C), Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain.

Bench: Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir.


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

Bench: Jason Behrendorff.

Team News:

Shoaib Malik is unfit for the fifth ODI.

Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson are unavailable.

Power Picks:

Aaron Finch’s scores in the last four ODIs: 39, 90, 153*, 116

Average – 132.66

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan

Vice-captain options – Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Abid Ali, Umar Akmal

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

Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen – Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Umar Akmal, Abid Ali (VC)

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari

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

Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen – Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (C), Peter Handscomb, Saad Ali

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim (VC)

Bowlers – Nathan Lyon, Kane Richardson, Junaid Khan


Expert Advice:

Batsmen category:

Best – Aaron Finch, Mohammad Rizwan

Risky – Haris Sohail, Shan Masood

Probable Winners:

Australia are expected to win the match and clean sweep Pakistan in the 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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