On October 20, Pakistan and Australia will play their 18th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Australia, the five-time winners, are seventh on the standings after winning just one of their first three games, while Pakistan, with two wins in three games, is in fourth place. But in their most recent encounters, Australia triumphed against Sri Lanka while Pakistan was humiliated by India by seven wickets.
Pakistan suffered a severe blow before of the match when some players became ill due to viral infections in their camp. The Men in Green would undoubtedly need to alter their starting lineup a little bit, but Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi are good.
With their entire team and their best batsman, Travis Head, back from injury, Australia will be boosted ahead of Pakistan in their next game.
This page will include information on the Australia-Pakistan match’s preview, pitch report, playing XI, and weather report.
Match: Australia vs Pakistan
Time: October 20, 2:00 pm
Venue: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Head to head:
In the history of the ICC World Cup, the two teams have faced off ten times. Pakistan has won four games, while Australia has an advantage over them having won six.
Because of the favorable pitch for hitters, spectators may anticipate a high-scoring contest with the ball hitting well off the bat. The side that wins the toss ought to aim for the ball initially.
australia vs pakistan probable XI:
Australia: Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Nawaz