ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: PTV Sports to Broadcast Pakistan vs Australia in Pakistan
After dropping their first two games, Australia earned their first points of the competition. The Sri Lankan team, which had won the toss and decided to bat, got off to a fantastic start, scoring 156 runs in just 26 overs while losing just one wicket.
In their last five ODIs, Australia has won three and Pakistan has lost two. This is the only way the Aussies have been able to beat Pakistan since March 2022.
Australia’s first game in this event was a win over Sri Lanka after losing to India and South Africa. They aren’t off to a good start in their quest for a record sixth Cricket World Cup title, but a second straight win, this time over Pakistan, could change that.
Pakistan got off to a good start in the World Cup, beating Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. But since then, they’ve lost to India. A lot of people have high hopes for them, but they often let those hopes down, especially in big games against old foes where a lot is at stake.
So far in India, Hasan Ali has become their best wicket-taker. Because Naseem Shah got hurt, he was added to the team at the last minute, but he has quickly become an important part of the starting eleven. Ali has taken seven wickets in three games in this event, which is a very good ODI wicket-taking rate.
PTV Sports Live Pakistan vs Australia 2023
The 18th ODI match of the World Cup between Pakistan and Australia will be played at Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium at 1:00 PM on October 20, 2023.
|Match 18||Australia vs Pakistan|
|Competition||ICC Cricket World Cup 2023|
|Date||20 October 2023|
|Starting Time||2:00 PM IST|
|Venue||M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
However, Australia turned the tables at that point and slowly retook the lead by dismissing Sri Lanka for just 209 runs, with the final nine wickets only contributing 52 runs.
In retaliation, the Australian batsmen also got off to a slow start, losing Warner and Smith in the first four overs of the match. But the Australian team faced no problems thanks to a half-century from Marsh and a 76-run stand between Josh Inglis and Marnus, and they went on to win the match by 5 wickets after chasing down the total in 35.2 overs.
Pakistan, on the other hand, got off to a good start in the competition by winning their first two matches. Although Pakistan had to work hard to win both games against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, both triumphs were not particularly straightforward.
The Babar Azam-led team entered this vital match fresh off a disappointing defeat to their bitter rivals India, losing by a score of 7 wickets. When Pakistan batted first, they were quickly dismissed for 191 runs in just 43 overs due to a middle-order batting collapse that saw them fall from 155-2 to 191 all out.
The game today between Australia and Pakistan at Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is very important. With a victory, Australia would tie South Africa and Pakistan for fourth place on the points table (South Africa would have the advantage due to having played one more game), and they would re-enter the top-four race.
However, a loss would seriously hurt their prospects of qualifying. If Pakistan wins, they will be in control of qualifying for the top four, but if they lose, they will be under a lot of pressure as the tournament’s final stretch approaches.
Australia Squad: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Pakistan Squad: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Agha Salman, Fakhar Zaman, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr.