World Cup ODI 2023, AUS vs PAK, Match 18 Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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World Cup ODI 2023

AUS vs. PAK, Match 18



Australia and Pakistan will cross swords for the 18th game of the World Cup ODI 2023. The game is set to take place at the M Chinaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday, October 20. 

The Aussies are sitting in the 7th place on the league table with one win and two defeats from their three round-robin stage matches. Marnus Labuschagne is the highest run-getter for the Kangaroos with 113 runs scored at the strike rate of 64. The best bowler for the side has been Mitchell Starc. He has taken 5 scalps while bowling at an economy rate of 4.70 and an average of 25.

Pakistan on the other side is placed at the 4th spot on the points table with two wins and one loss from their three round-robin stage matches. Their best batsman has been Mohammad Rizwan who has accumulated 248 runs for his team at a strike rate of 93. He has struck 3 sixes and 23 fours in the process. Hasan Ali has been the top wicket-taker for Pakistan and has picked up 7 wickets while bowling at an economy rate of 6.00 and an average of 19.


Match Details

Match: World Cup ODI 2023, AUS vs PAK, Match 18

Date: Friday, October 20, 2023

Time: 02:00 PM IST

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 


Pitch and Weather Report

A sluggish pitch, fast outfield, and shorter boundaries make M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, one of the best batting venues in the world.  The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses. Batsmen can try out their shots on this wicket. We have seen various high-scoring battles in recent times on this venue, and batters find it easy to play on this pitch where there is little room for the bowlers. The team batting first will try to add 320 runs on the board to give some relief to their bowlers to restrict the run chase.

Bengaluru will have clear skies, and the match is expected to be played on a warm and comfortable evening. 


AUS vs. PAK Squads

AUS: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc

PAK: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim


AUS vs. PAK Probable Playing XIs

AUS: Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

PAK: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf


Match Prediction

The Pakistan side will be low on confidence after their huge loss against India in the last match. The lower middle order as usual and the bowling guild have looked rusty in the tournament so far. Their spin bowling in particular has been below par across the three games. The Kangaroos found their form back in the last match and enjoy a good track record against Pakistan. This makes the Aussies the favourites to win this game.


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