Pakistan choose to bowl v Australia
For the primary time this collection, the aspect that received the toss determined to bowl first. That aspect was Pakistan, led by Imad Wasim within the absence of the injured Shoaib Malik on a Dubai wicket the place dew is predicted to play a component after the lights take maintain. A bruised rib retains Malik out, whereas Imam-ul-Haq is not going to function on account of a fever, permitting Saad Ali and Abid Ali, each batsmen, to make their Pakistan debuts.
Australia, having sealed the collection, need to make it seven wins on the bounce. Aaron Finch admitted he would have fielded first too, however believed runs on the board might put Pakistan below strain as they’d final sport. For the second time in as many video games, Australia’s two adjustments come within the quick bowling division. Pat Cummins has been despatched dwelling to relaxation whereas Jason Behrendorff’s sickness permits Kane Richardson to play his first sport, whereas Nathan Coulter-Nile additionally returns.
Pakistan: 1 Abid Ali, 2 Shan Masood, three Umar Akmal, four Haris Sohail, 5 Saad Ali, 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Imad Wasim (capt), eight Junaid Khan 9 Yasir Shah, 10 Usman Shinwari, 11 Mohammad Hasnain
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 Kane Richardson 9 Nathan Coulter-Nile 10 Nathan Lyon 11 Adam Zampa