Pakistan and Australia square off in a key Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Taunton on Wednesday. Pakistan have 3 points after two outings thus far, including a victory over tournament favourites England. Meanwhile, the Aussie were rattled as they lost to India in their last fixture and would want to come out all guns blazing.
The two sides have met on nine occasions in World Cups so far, with Australia winning five while Pakistan has won four contests.
Australia Team News
Kane Richardson or Nathan Lyon can come in for Nathan Coulter-Nile with the latter not making an impact with the ball so far. Or both may also feature.
Pakistan Team News
Pakistan is unlikely to disturb the playing combination that uprooted tournament favourites England.
Australia vs Pakistan 2019 Cricket World Cup probable XIs & squads
AUS Playing 11 (probables): Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Alex Carey (wk), Shaun Marsh/Nathan Lyon
Australia World Cup squad: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Alex Carey (wk), Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Marsh.
PAK Playing 11 (probables): Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali
Pakistan World Cup Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Hafeez.
CAPTAIN Choices – B Azam, D Warner, S Smith, Imam-ul-Haq