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World Cup 2019, Australia vs Pakistan Buildup: Pakistan win toss, opt to field

World Cup 2019, Australia vs Pakistan (Aus vs Pak) Buildup: Defending champions Australia clash with unpredictable Pakistan in the World Cup match on Wednesday.

World Cup 2019,  Aus vs Pak Squad, Players List: Australia’s Aaron Finch speaks to Adam Zampa. (Source: Reuters)

World Cup 2019, Australia vs Pakistan (Aus vs Pak) Buildup: After seeing defeat in the hands of India in their last match, defending champions Australia will now take on the unpredictable Pakistan as favourites. Five-time champion Australia swept Pakistan 5-0 in a one-day international series in March.

AUS vs PAK Live Score, Updates

Pakistan were dismissed for 105 in its tournament-opening loss to West Indies but rallied to beat top-ranked England, a pre-tournament title favorite, to end a run of 11 straight defeats. Pakistan’s third game, against Sri Lanka, was washed out without a ball being bowled last Friday in nearby Bristol and the teams had to share the points.

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World Cup 2019, Australia vs Pakistan Buildup:

Toss

Pakistan have won the toss and opted to field first against Australia. Follow rest of the updates as well as the live score HERE

Stoinis ruled out of today's match

Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of the match today with a side strain. Though Stoinis hasn't been ruled out of #CWC19 yet, Cricket Australia have arranged for Mitchell Marsh to depart for the UK as cover.

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PAK Probable XI

Pakistan Probable XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk/c), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Hassan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir

AUS Probable XI

Australia Probable XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

Fitness and the role it plays

First Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, XL, was reminded of his flabby frame by motor-mouth television pundit Shoaib Akhtar, who blamed him for the team’s first game loss against West Indies. And now, Afghanistan wicket-keeper, Mohammad Shahzad, XXL, has been sent home for being unfit. Not one to mince words, Akhtar, painted a not too flattering picture of the Pakistan skipper in his game review. Spreading his hands as far as his broad shoulders, he said, “Itna bada toh uska paet hai (His paunch is this big).” Then getting the hands slightly closer he added, “Aur itna bada uska sar hai (And his head is this big).”

Remember the last time Australia-Pakistan clashed?

The last time Australia and Pakistan squared off in a World Cup, it ended up being a match remembered not for the result, nor the scores. It is remembered for the fiery rivalry between Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson. The pace, the anger, the aggression, the agony, the bouncer and the challenge from Riaz, the evasive action, the nervous smile, and the few connected shots from Watson and his eventual survival made for one of the most entertaining spells the sport has known.

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Buildup

Hello and welcome to another day of the Men's Cricket World Cup 2019. Defending champions Australia take on Pakistan in World Cup clash on Wednesday. Finch's side will look to forget their defeat in the hands of India and get their campaign back on track. Stay tuned for live updates off the field ahead of the clash including the Predicted Playing XI

The Australians lost to India by 36 runs at the Oval on Sunday, when David Warner was uncharacteristically cautious in compiling his 56, Steve Smith scored 69, and the run-rate required eventually got way beyond the lower-order in the run chase. Skipper Aaron Finch predicted Warner is just finding his rhythm and his strike rate will improve.

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