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PAK vs AUS Live: Full-strength Pakistan team aim to strike the first blow against a weakened Australian team – Follow 1st ODI Live Updates

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PAK vs AUS Live: Pakistan aim to strike the first blow against Australia – Pakistan are set to cross swords with Australia in the upcoming here-match ODI series. The first ODI will begin on Tuesday (March 29). Pakistan start as slight favorites owing to a full-strength squad available. Australia have been significantly hampered as they do have quite a few first-choice players. Follow PAK vs AUS 1st ODI Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

After suffering the test series loss on the final day of the final day, Pakistan is determined to win the limited over series against Australia. A total of three ODI matches and a one-off T20I will be played between the two nations. Pakistan would be looking to win the white-ball series and consolidate its position in the ICC ODI World Cup.

PAK vs AUS Live: Full-strength Pakistan team aim to strike the first blow against a weakened Australian team – Follow 1st ODI Live Updates

PAK vs AUS Live: Full-strength Pakistan team aim to strike the first blow against a weakened Australian team – Follow 1st ODI Live Updates on InsideSport
PAK vs AUS Live: Full-strength Pakistan team aim to strike the first blow against a weakened Australian team – Follow 1st ODI Live Updates on InsideSport

The Babar Azam-led side have enough firepower and quality to beat Australia in the ODI series. The hosts have also played a superb brand of cricket for the past two years. With Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan emerging as the biggest positives, Pakistan managed to do well in 2020, 2021. The hosts also have quite a bit of exciting talent in Abdullah Shafique, Usman Qadir, and Khushdil Shah.

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All in all, the Babar Azam-led side looks solid in the batting and bowling departments of the game. On the other hand, Australia have a slightly weakened squad with no Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and most likely Mitchell Marsh. Smith has some elbow issues and Marsh has suffered a hip injury.

The core of the squad is not the same, and Finch will now have major headaches to choosing the playing XI. There are quite a few quality young players like Josh Inglis and Cameroon Green. It remains to be seen how Finch uses them.

PAK vs AUS Live: Full-strength Pakistan team aim to strike the first blow against a weakened Australian team – Follow 1st ODI Live Updates

PAK vs AUS, Head to Head

In the 104 matches played between these 2 teams, Australia has won 68 matches and Pakistan has won 32 matches. Both teams last played against each other in the Match 17 of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019. Australia emerged victorious in the group game.

Match Details

Match: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI

Date and Time: Tuesday 29th March 2022 at 03:30 PM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Live Streaming: SonyLiv App

PAK vs AUS ODI Sqauds

Pakistan ODI Squad 

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Abdullah Shafique, Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-Ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

Australia ODI squad

Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

PAK vs AUS Live: Full-strength Pakistan team aim to strike the first blow against a weakened Australian team – Follow 1st ODI Live Updates

Follow PAK vs AUS 1st ODI Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

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