Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat first in the third quarter-final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup against Australia being played at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on March 20, 2015.
Pakistan team is unchanged. One change for Australia Josh Hazlewood comes in for Pat Cummins.
The squads are as below:
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Rahat Ali and Ehsan Adil.
Aussie skipper Clarke doesn’t bother much about the loss of toss: “I am not that bothered to lose the toss. We’ve got a full 15 to choose from today, so that’s a great problem for the selectors to have.
One change, Josh Hazlewood comes in for Pat Cummins. They’ve left a little bit of grass on it, hopefully it will do a bit with the new ball.’
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Misbah thinks the extra bounce will help his seamers. He said: “I believe it’s all about momentum and we’ve got the momentum at the moment. We are going to bat first. Looks like there is a bit more pace and bounce and it might assist the seamers.”
“This looks a little bit different than the last two games. Let’s see. I am not sure about reverse swing. We are going in with the same side.’
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