World Cup 2023: Pakistan win toss, opt to field first against Australia

Pakistan chose to bowl first after winning the toss in the ICC ODI World Cup against Australia in Bengaluru on Friday.

Pakistan will look to get back on the winning track after being defeated by India in their last outing. They won two of the preceding matches against Netherlands and Sri Lanka.

Australia enter the game looking to get their second win. The kangaroos managed to trounce Sri Lanka in their last match after successive defeats against India and South Africa.

Pakistan dropped Shadab Khan, who has struggled with bowling form.

According to media reports that Bengaluru will keep short boundaries and a flat pitch, which means lots of runs will be expected. Conditions are likely to remain dry.

Probable squad

1 Abdullah Shafique 2 Imam-ul-Haq 3 Babar Azam (capt) 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 5 Saud Shakeel 6 Mohammad Nawaz/Shadab Khan 7 Iftikhar Ahmed 8 Usama Mir 9 Hasan Ali 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi 11 Haris Rauf


1 David Warner 2 Mitchell Marsh 3 Steven Smith 4 Marnus Labuschagne 5 Josh Inglis (wk) 6 Glenn Maxwell 7 Marcus Stoinis 8 Mitchell Starc 9 Pat Cummins (capt) 10 Adam Zampa 11 Josh Hazlewood

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