Toss Pakistan selected to bat v Australia
Shoaib Malik opted to bat within the sequence opener in Sharjah. On a pitch good for batting, the stand-in Pakistan captain had a simple choice to make in opposition to Australia, with Aaron Finch admitting he would have preferred to do the identical. Pakistan handed debuts to Shan Masood and Mohammad Abbas, whereas Umar Akmal was a notable inclusion after spending over two years out of the aspect.
Australia opted for 2 spinners in Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon in a aspect largely just like the one which beat India within the ultimate ODI of a five-match sequence final week. Glenn Maxwell had recovered from a bout of flu to take his place however there have been two modifications with Nathan Coulter-Nile and Shaun Marsh coming in for Pat Cummins, whose workload is being managed, and Ashton Turner.
That is the five-match ODI leg of a sequence that noticed two Assessments and three T20Is performed in October 2018.
Pakistan: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Shan Masood, three Umar Akmal, four Haris Sohail, 5 Shoaib Malik (capt), 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Faheem Ashraf eight Imad Wasim, 9 Yasir Shah, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Mohammad Abbas
Australia: 1 Usman Khawaja 2 Aaron Finch (capt), three Peter Handscomb, four Shaun Marsh, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Alex Carey (wk), eight Jhye Richardson, 9 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Adam Zampa