Match 16 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 pits Australia against a desperate Pakistan. Australia currently lie on the edge of the top 4, with two wins and one loss. Pakistan, on the other hand, won just one match, lost a second and had the third one washed out..
Unfortunately for Australia, they are a player down, with Marcus Stoinis picking up an injury. However, in spite of this setback, they do boast of the stronger team on paper. Meanwhile, the Men in Green have not been performing as well as they would have liked.
Predicted Playing 11
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz
Weather and pitch report
One of the biggest banes of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has been the weather. Now, for Wednesday’s match, a massive cloud of doubt hangs over the Taunton County Ground. There are chances of downpour throughout the day from the morning at 9 AM until the end of the day. The temperature will be in the low range with the humidity expected shoot upwards.
The two teams have met on nine occasions and Australia have won 5 of those matches. They also lead in the highest score score tally with a score of 310 to Pakistan’s 286. The Aussies also lead in the lowest score tally, with 133 to 132.
In the Dream 11 team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match, Alex Carey gets the nod as the sole representative for wicketkeeper. Carey has scored a total of 100 runs with a high score of 55*, at a strike rate of 111.11.
Five batsmen find themselves on this Dream 11 team for this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam are included, alongside, Australia’s Davis Warner, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch.
Fakhar Zaman has notched up 58 runs at a strike rate of 103.57. Teammate, Babar Azam has smashed a high score of 63 runs at a strike rate of 85.85. Meanwhile, David Warner has chalked up 148 runs with a high score of an unbeaten 89* at a strike rate of 71.84. Steve Smith on the other hand has a high score of 73 at a strike rate of 80.00, while skipper Aaron Finch notched up a high score of 66 runs at a strike rate of 114.89.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 BAN vs SL Dream 11 team also consists of two all-rounders, namely Mohammmad Hafeez and Glenn Maxwell.
Mohammad Hafeez has picked up 100 runs with a high score of 84 at a strike rate of 116.27 and 1 wicket at an economy of 6.14. Glenn Maxwell, meanwhile, has a high score of 28 runs at a strike rate of 188.23 with no wickets at an economy of 5.84.
The ES ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Dream 11 team finishes the lineup with a trio of bowlers, namely Wahab Riaz for Pakistan and Australian duo Nathan Coulter-Nile and Mitchell Starc for Australia.
So far, Wahab Riaz has picked up 3 wickets, at an economy of 8.92. On the other side of the fence, Nathan Coulter Nile has picked up 1 wicket at an economy of 6.00. His partner, Mitchell Starc has amassed 7 wickets at an economy of 5.59.
Captain and vice captain
Aaron Finch and Sarfaraz Ahmed lead Australia and Pakistan respectively in this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. Both players have had contrasting fortunes, but are eager to climb higher in the table.
However, for ES’ ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Dream 11 team, Babar Azam is chosen to lead, while Steve Smith fills the vice captain’s shoes.