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Australia vs Pakistan Playing XI Prediction: Stoinis Ruled Out for Australia, Pakistan Unchanged

Cricketnext Staff |June 12, 2019, 7:44 AM IST
Australia vs Pakistan Playing XI Prediction: Stoinis Ruled Out for Australia, Pakistan Unchanged

Defending World Cup champions Australia have been dealt a big blow with one of their two all-rounders Marcus Stoinis ruled out of their ICC World Cup game against Pakistan on Wednesday (June 11).

Australia have called up Mitchell Marsh as cover for Stoinis because skipper Aaron Finch said it’s still not clear till when the all-rounder is out.

For Pakistan game though, Australia doesn’t have the luxury of calling on any other all-rounder in their squad. One out of Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon or Shaun Marsh will be the replacement for Stoinis for the game in Taunton.

If Australia opt to go for a bowler to bolster their attack, they have pacemen Richardson and Behrendorff to choose from or Lyon could be asked to pair with leg-spinner Adam Zampa. The elder of the two Marsh brothers, Shaun, is the only batting replacement for Stoinis.

Pakistan, on the other hand, have not played a game after their impressive win over hosts England last week. Their last match was washed out against Sri Lanka in Bristol.

It’s unlikely that Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed will look to make any changes to his settled playing XI for the game against Australia which could also be affected by rain.

Australia Likely XI: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Zampa

Pakistan Likely XI: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz and Fakhar Zaman

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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