After sealing the five-match ODI series in the third match, Australia is set to collide with Pakistan for the fourth Onde-Dayer at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Kangaroos are on a roll after their sixth consecutive ODI victory while the Pakistani team is languishing after losing yet another ODI series. Both the teams will look to put their best foot forward heading into the penultimate match of this short tour.

Pakistan has had a terrible start to this year as they lost both the ODI series against South Africa and Australia ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019. Having lost the series, Pakistan would be hoping to land a counter punch in the remaining matches to gain some confidence for the mega event. Their batting lineup has struggled to perform when put under the pump. Pakistan has an uphill task ahead of them when they will try to stop the high-flying Kangaroos. Shoaib Mallik has once again disappointed as a leader with his awful decisions and atrocious bowling changes.

On the contrary, Australia must be beaming with confidence after their second ODI series win on the trot in the sub-continent. Aaron Finch has led his team from the front in the absence of Steve Smith. Having scored two back-to-back centuries, Finch played another crucial knock of 90 runs to post a challenging total on the board in the third ODI at Abu Dhabi. The Kangaroos would be eyeing for a series whitewash to build some winning momentum within their team. With the ICC World Cup 2019 in sight, the Aussies seem to be ready for their title defense in England.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time:  04:30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

League: Australia tour of UAE

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

 

 

Head to Head (last 5 ODIs)

 

Australia won- 05

Pakistan won- 00

TEAM NEWS

 

Australia

  • Ashton Turner can feature in the playing XI at the expense of Shaun Marsh or Alex Carey.
  • Peter Handscomb will don the gloves in the absence of Alex Carey.

 

Pakistan

  • Pakistan will make some changes to strengthen their batting lineup.

 

SQUADS

 

Australia

Aaron Finch (C), Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (Wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ashton Turner, Kane Richardson

Pakistan

Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik (C), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (Wk), Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Saad Ali, Abid Ali

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

Australia

  • Aaron Finch
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Pat Cummins

Pakistan

  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Shoaib Malik(c)
  • Imad Wasim

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Australia: Shaun Marsh, Nathan Lyon, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa. (Doubt: Ashton Turner)

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari/Mohammad Abbas, Junaid Khan/Mohammad Amir

 

 

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