Series: ICC World Cup 2019
Venue: County Ground, Bristol Date & Time: Jun 07, 10:30 AM LOCAL, 3:00 PM IST & 09:30 AM GMT
Match: AUS vs WI, Match 10, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM LOCAL, 3:00 PM IST & 09:30 AM GMT
Venue: Trent Bridge,Nottingham
Umpires: Nigel Llong, Ian Gould
Third Umpire: Paul Wilson
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft
Did You Know?
- 103, 101, 30 & 69* – Babar Azam’s scores in the last ODI series versus Sri Lanka.
- Sri Lanka’s middle-order (Nos. 4 to 7) average 26.94 per wicket – the lowest among World Cup nations – in the last 12 months.
- 4 for 5, 5 for 14, 3 for 6, 4 for 36, 4 for 20 – Sri Lanka’s batting collapses in the last five ODIs.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi
Sri Lanka Squad:
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana
Pakistan report a fully fit squad. Having just topped the tournament favourites and hosts England, there’s a good chance they will go into the game unchanged. Shoaib Malik appears to have been pushed to the fringes of the playing XI in his last World Cup, not picked for one game and then pushed to No.7 for the next. But he and Mohammad Hafeez will continue to replace Imad Wasim – the bowler.
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c&wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir
Sri Lanka are likely to enforce one, if not two, changes. Jeevan Mendis will provide the insurance for their misfiring middle-order, which is likely to push Suranga Lakmal to the bench. If the game is shortened at the start, expect young Avishka Fernando to replace Lahiru Thirimanne.
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne/Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga
What to Expect:
The meteorologists’ forecasts make for grim reading. There’s a 90% chance for rain, which is expected to hit all through Friday morning, putting the game in serious jeopardy. But as locals would have you know, no weatherman can claim to accurately predict Bristol weather. The pitch remained under the hover cover on the eve of the game, but Dimuth Karunaratne said it would be a welcome change from the green tops of Cardiff. West Indies scored 421 at this ground in a warm-up game against New Zealand. Pakistan themselves scored 358 in an ODI here last month and lost. On the evidence of the ball constantly thudding into the sight-screen during practice, the short straight boundaries will continue to be targeted by batsmen looking for big returns.
Stadium: County Ground
Hosts to: Gloucestershire
Venue Scoring Pattern:
Avg 1st inn score: 243
Avg 2nd inn score: 216
Highest Total: 373/5 (50 Ov) by ENGW vs RSAW
Lowest Total: 92/10 (24.5 Ov) by ZIM vs ENG
Highest Chased: 359/4 (44.5 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Lowest Defended: 182/10 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ENG
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. Total 48 One Day Internationals for 46 Days of Cricket Battle between 10 Teams.
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