CWC 2019: Match 17, Australia vs Pakistan, Match Prediction

This year’s CWC is turning out to be very interesting. With Australia facing off Pakistan in a crucial game on 12th June, 2019, there are a lot of things that one can expect from the match.
Pakistan is high on confidence after winning their match against the host and tournament favorite team, England at Trent Bridge. However, as their last match against Sri Lanka got abandoned, Pakistan has three points in their pocket. On the other hand, Australia, who started their tournament brilliantly well, defeated Afghanistan and West Indies before being shown the reality by India, who outperformed the defending champions at the Oval last Sunday.

Venue
Australia and Pakistan would be facing off each other at County Ground, Taunton.

Weather Forecast
13-14c with 80-90% chance of rain from noon till 7pm and it would severely affect the game.

Team Details

Australia
Australia’s winning start to the 2019 Cricket World Cup came to a sudden halt on Sunday as they were outperformed by a strong India team at The Oval. Now, they would look to reassemble and get back to find ways to win against Pakistan.

Regardless of losing their last match, the Aussie selectors are unlikely to overreact and there is high possibility that they won’t bring any changes to their team. Although there is some pressure on David Warner and Marcus Stoinis to improve their batting.

Pakistan
There is high probability that Pakistan would be hitting the field with the same team that defeated England.

The form of Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz was crucial to the win against England just like their improved batting was. The team will hope the trio can resume where they left off as they aim for another winning streak against these opponents.

Prediction
It might be bit early to predict the winner of Match 17 at this stage. Australia have won 14 of their last 15 ODI matches against Pakistan, and eight of those have been in continuation so they will carry that confidence with them for Wednesday’s match and try to win the game. However, the game can change anytime as Pakistan is unpredictable.

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