Australia vs Pakistan Prediction – World Cup 17th Match

By: Prateik K
Prediction Australia vs Pakistan

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  • David Warner leads for Australia to be team top batsman with odds of 3.95 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.395). While Aaron Finch follows with 4.25 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.425) odds in the same market. BET NOW
  • For Pakistan, Babar Azam leads with 3.55 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.355) to be the team top batsman. Fakhar Zaman has odds of 4.35 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.435) in the same market. BET NOW
  • Mitchell Starc has odds of 3.40 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.340) and tops the odds table to be the team top bowler for Australia. While Pat Cummins follows with 3.95 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.395) in the race to be top bowler. BET NOW
  • Mohammad Amir is the front runner to be top team bowler with 3.80 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.380) odds. While Wahab Riaz follows with 3.95 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.395) odds in the same market. BET NOW
  • In the Highest Opening Partnership market, Australia has odds of 1.60 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.160), while the odds for Pakistan are set at 2.25 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.225) BET NOW

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ICC World Cup Match 17 Squad Comparison

Australia

Aussies suffered their 1st loss of ICC World Cup 2019 ending their winning streak. In their previous match against West Indies, the bowlers pulled off a great job defending 38 runs in last 30 balls. However, their inability to pick wickets regularly in the first 2 power plays cost them big time against India. Indian openers had a perfect game plan and played out the first power play without losing any wicket to Starc and Cummins scoring just 41 runs in 10 overs.

Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis went for runs in the middle overs, without any wickets, while Stoinis’ 2 wickets only came in the death overs. Selective and steady attack against Australian bowling line-up by targeting right bowlers during the middle overs would be the game plan to score 300+ against them. It will take an almost perfect execution of this game-plan as India did to score heavily against Australia.

If the Australian pacers learn from their opposition of the last match, and use the slower ball well in their spells, they could just well be on their way to make a comeback against Pakistan. While the batsmen were uncomfortable in the power play, give the tight line bowled by Indian bowlers, Aussies did well with the bat. It was the slow run-rate in the middle overs built more pressure towards the end, derailing their chase. Overall, Australia look solid and likely to bounce back against Pakistan.

Pakistan

Pakistan, a very unpredictable team, who defeated England in their 2nd match of the World Cup missed out on their game against Sri Lanka due to rain. They would have gained more confidence and momentum had they played Sri Lanka and tested more game plans for different situations.

After the loss at Trent Bridge to West Indies, their comeback against England was almost perfect. Their batting flourished as they scored 348 batting first without a hundred in the innings. Their top 5 batsman had scored of 44, 36, 63, 84 and 55. While the openers gave a good start with an 82-runs partnership, Babar Azam (63), Mohammad Hafeez (84) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (55), at number 3, 4 and 5 respectively scored half centuries. Pakistan innings was well paced, going from 111 in 20 overs to 176 in 30 overs losing only 1 wicket. While in the next overs, they added 76 runs without losing a wicket.

Their ability to score at a healthy strike rate keeping wickets in hand is their strongest tool in the contest against Australia. If they manage to continue this form, they stand a good chance of scoring 280 above. Their bowlers picked wickets regularly, and despite that some great innings by Buttler and Root had England in the hunt. Given Pakistan had picked 4 wickets in 1st 20 overs, they could pick up a wicket in last 12 overs and still get back in the game. Their early successes helped them defend the total in the last phase of the innings. Not losing any wickets to their frontline bowlers in the first power-play followed by a steady run rate in the next 10-15 overs will be the game plan against Pakistan bowling to score a big total or chase down one.

Our Prediction for Australia vs Pakistan

Australia would win this match

This is one interesting match, with Pakistan who looks promising now, after having ended their losing streak, and on the other hand, Australia whose winning streak just ended and their vulnerabilities exposed.

Pakistan would need to have a strict bowling and batting plan which is executed to perfection if they’re to win against Australia. The fact that they’ve played only 2 matches so far, having performed well in one, adds to Pakistan’s unpredictability. Aussies will need a few quick wickets with Starc and Cummins and they will likely dominate the rest of the sessions.

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