SYDNEY: Make-or-break situation for Pakistan, as they face Australia in the fourth ODI of the five-match series at the SCG, Sydney on Sunday.
The match is scheduled to begin at 11:20 local time (03:20 GMT | 08:20 PST).
The good news for team Pakistan is that their in-form opening batsman and the skipper of the team, Azhar Ali is fit again and ready to lead the team in remaining ODIs unless any last-minute drama happens. In the case of his return, out of form Asad Shafiq will make way.
Pakistan have to be very peculiar with their batting at SGC to win the game and level the series. Their record here does not suit them. Pakistan have lost 10 out of 14 games they played here in Sydney.
On the other hand, Australia’s bowling strength will Mitchell Starc will return to the squad. Words were that Smith plans to rest Hazlewood. If this happens, there are fair chances that Adam Zampa will appear in the second game of this home summer season.
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Mitchell Starc is back in Australia’s squad for the SCG. While, Adam Zampa will also be pushing for inclusion for the first time in the series.
Australia (possible) 1 David Warner, 2 Usman Khawaja, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Peter Handscomb, 5 Travis Head, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 James Faulkner, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Mitchell Starc, 11 Adam Zampa.
Since Azhar Ali has recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered in Brisbane and will lead the side in Sydney. Azhar is likely to replace Asad Shafiq, who made only 13 and 5 in the second and third ODIs.
Pakistan (possible) 1 Azhar Ali (capt), 2 Sharjeel Khan, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Babar Azam, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Umar Akmal, 7 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Mohammad Amir, 10 Junaid Khan, 11 Hasan Ali.