At one point in recent times, Australia had lost 21 out of their 25 ODI matches. But the recent series win against India has given them the push and they are on the road to World Cup. Defeated Pakistan would face Australia for the fourth ODI at Dubai International Stadium on 29th March. Get the free match prediction tips for the match.
Australia is in great touch and they have won the second consecutive series and their sixth consecutive ODI match. Pakistan has not been able to play to their fullest capability and is still figuring out their playing eleven with time running short for the World Cup. Pakistan has not won any ODI bilateral series against top 8 teams since 2017.
Performance Check via Match Prediction Tips
Pakistan rested their five key players coming into the series. They have been asserting that they are testing their bench strength but there seems to be lack of contest in the series. It is a worry point to think over for the team as the marquee event nears.
They have shuffled their teams in all the matches but nothing has worked well for the side. Bowling has been a concern area with bowlers not much effective and not causing any sort of problems for the batsmen. Shinwari was a good pick for the match. He was somewhat effective and kept the Australian batsmen quiet.
Rizwan and Sohail, who were the centurions in first two matches of the series, but kept quiet by Pat Cummins. They lost early wickets in the match before a small partnership grew between Imam ul Haq and Shoaib Malik.
Everything seems to fall in place for Australia, exactly opposite to their opponents. Aaron Finch has performed well throughout the series and just missed another ton by narrow marg and a record to his name. Peter Handscomb has been a key player for Australia with 47 off 43 deliveries. Glenn Maxwell also expressed his emotions with swashbuckling performance in the death overs.
Australia might not like to experiment much with their team. They are happy and content with the performance.
Head to Head Tipster
Pakistan and Australia have played 101 international ODIs against each other with Australia leading the scoreline 65-32. Australia has beaten Pakistan 12 times in their last 13 ODI meetings.
Key Players Match Prediction Tips
Aaron Finch has been a superb captain and a key batsman for Australia with a ton in first two matches and a near miss in the third match. Pat Cummins is a good pick in the bowlers with pace and strategy.
Shoaib Malik has been supportive and has made some helpful runs in the middle overs for the struggling batting line-up. The inclusion of Shinwari in the last match was helpful and he performed well with the wicket of Usman Khwaja in the first over.
Pitch at Dubai is a high scoring pitch with little help for the spinners. Swing in the first few overs of the match would be crucial for both the teams.
Toss Prediction Match Prediction Tips
Pitch at Dubai seems to get better for batting in the second half. The team winning the toss would like chasing here.
Probable Playing XI Pakistan: Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shoaib Malik (c), Umar Akmal, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain
Probable Playing XI Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
While Australia has ticked all the boxes and got everything in place, the same doesn’t seem to be the case with Pakistan. Aussies have been a balanced side with more chances of overpowering Pakistan. We expect Australia to continue with their dream run.