ICC World Cup 2019: Match 17, Pakistan vs Australia – Toss Report

Pakistan vs Australia, Australia vs Pakistan, Match Prediction, Taunton

Australia Cricket Team, fresh off a heartbreaking loss against India, will take on Pakistan in match 17 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. Meanwhile, both teams have had a wobbly start to their campaign and will look to set the tone of the tournament. 

Australia-Pakistan look for a win after a dismal start

The defending champions, Australia, have gaps to fill and problems to solve with their bowling. For the first time in a long time, the Aussies are lagging behind in the bowling department. Their batting, however, remains a threat as they showed with a gallant fight in the game against India. Besides, the injury of Marcus Stoinis will compel them to tinker with the playing XI. Stoinis sustained a side strain and will not take part in today’s game.

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On the other hand, Pakistan did the unexpected, by breaking their 11-match losing streak by defeating the favourites for the title, England. The bowling has looked good with senior cricketers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz leading the pack. Besides, the batting has performed with Mohammad Hafeez among the runs will be a massive advantage to the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side.

However, Pakistan have not managed to beat Australia in the last 11 encounters and it will take a monumental effort from the whole team to end that record. Meanwhile, a good surface is on offer with quite significant green coverings. The bowlers will get some assistance from the deck but once the batsman sets his eye in, he can look for a big score.

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