Thursday, March 19, 2015

Australia vs Pakistan preview: Head to Head records

3rd quarter finals of cricket world cup 2015 will be played tomorrow on 20th March, Australia and Pakistan has equal potential to win the match and winners of this match will meet India on March 26.

Australia vs PakistanTeam Australia: winning 4 matches with 1 tie in group stage Australia is one of the contenders in the front line for the champion title. Team is very balanced in both the departments. In batting, David Warner, Michael Clarke, Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell, who is pushing Australia score in middle overs were key. In bowling department Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson were their front line bowlers.

Expected Final team: Michael Clarke(capt), David Warner,Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell,James Faulkner,Brad Haddin(wick keeper),Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc,   Xavier Doherty.

Team Pakistan: winning 4 matches ,Pakistan is with full confidence by winning last 4 matches of their matches in group stage. Sarfaraz Khan, Shahzad Ahmed, Misbah Bah ul Haq were in good form, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal form is a big concern for Pakistan. There bowling department is coming really well as a unit which we already seen in the matches against Ireland and South Africa. If they win,they will meet India in semis.

Expected final team: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket keeper/batsman), Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail,  Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal,Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Sohail Khan, Ehsan Adil/Yasir Shah.

Head to Head in ODI’s 

Played: 92 matches.
Australia won 57 matches. 
Pakistan won 31 matches. 
Tie 1 match, 3 ends in no result. 

Head to Head at World Cup: Played 8 matches, Australia won 4 and Pakistan won 4.

  In 1975: Australia beat Pakistan by 73 runs. 

  In 1979: Pakistan beat Australia by 89 runs. 

  In 1987: Australia thrashes Pakistan by 18 runs.

  In 1992: Pakistan thrashes Australia by 48 runs. 

  In 1999: Pakistan beat Australia by 10 runs in group stage. In finals, Australia ensured victory by 8    wickets. 
  In 2003: Australia beat Pakistan by 82 runs.

  In 2011: Pakistan thrashes Australia by 4 wickets.

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