Lahore: Pakistan decided to field after winning the toss against Australia
In the first ODI, Pakistan won the toss and was elected to field against Australia. Zahid Mahmood and Muhammad Waseem Jr. will make their ODI debuts for Pakistan in today’s match.
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However, fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi will rest in today’s match due to a knee injury. It should be noted that the other two matches of the ODI series are also scheduled in Lahore on March 31 and April 2.
It may be recalled that in the three-Test series between Pakistan and Australia, Australia had won by one wicket.
It is to be noted that earlier a series of three Test matches were played between the two teams in which Australia had won 0-1.
Both teams consist of these players for the match.
Pakistan Team: Babar Azam (captain), Fakhr Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdal Shah, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Haris Rauf, and Zahid Mahmood.
Australia Team: Aaron Finch (captain), Travis Head, Head, Ben McDermott, Marin LeBushin, Marcus Stevens, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Swapson.
Australian cricket team’s right-hand batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the White Ball Cricket Series against Pakistan.
According to a statement from Cricket Australia, Steve Smith will not be part of the White Ball series against Pakistan due to a left elbow injury.
According to Cricket Australia, Smith has been replaced by league spinner Mitchell Swapson in the squad for the ODI and T20 series against Pakistan.
It should be noted that a series of three ODIs and one T20 International between Pakistan and Australia will be played from March 29 to April 5 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Australian media has expressed concerns over Pakistan-Australia white ball series matches.
Pakistan and Australia have three ODIs and a T20I match scheduled, while the Australian media said that the visiting team will play its first match today and there are concerns over the remaining matches.
Cricket Australia, on the other hand, has confirmed that Ashton Agar has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, which has ruled him out of the series.
Cricket Australia says that the team’s physiotherapist Brendon Wilson also tested positive for the code today, but the report of the code test of other players and staff of the team is clear.