Australia v Pakistan, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Ross Houston
June 11, 2019

With bad weather forecast for Taunton on Wednesday, Sarfaraz said his team are ready for a shortened match.

"We will go with the aggressive approach we showed against England".

"He's just coming a couple days early as a bit of precaution, if Stoinis doesn't recover quick enough or doesn't respond to treatment well enough over the next few days". We don't know how many games he will miss, we should have a clearer picture later in the week.

Australia's batting prowess was most visible when they fought back from 79/5 to post a total of 288 thanks to Smith's 73 and Nathan Coulter-Nile's rear guard assault which saw him scoring 92 runs, so, Pakistan can not just relax with early wickets.

Pakistan will have the opportunity to once again enter in the top four of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points table with a win against Australia.

"You never bank on rain, you prepare for the full 50 overs and you have to work on the spot should that change", he added.

Australia have two wins from their three World Cup matches so far, having beaten both Afghanistan and the West Indies before losing to India.

Australia, meanwhile, will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they take on Pakistan. The old warhorses Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz will lead Pakistan's bowling attack.

The rain threat looms large over Pakistan's fourth game of the tournament at Taunton.

"Pakistan are a very unsafe side and we've seen consistently at ICC tournaments that they always get themselves in a position to win, regardless of their form".

Pakistan's bowling is so powerful that England's batting line-up, now the best in ODIs, faced some reality check and they will be in for another hunt as they face another strong batting line-up.

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