AUS vs PAK Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s Australia vs Pakistan | 2019 Cricket World Cup

Gurpreet Singh
|Published June 12, 2019

AUS vs PAK Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s Australia vs Pakistan Match 17 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.

The 17th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Australia and Pakistan at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Bristol today. Australia were handed their first defeat in the tournament against the formidable Indian side at The Oval on Sunday. Pakistan, on the other hand had their match abandoned against Sri Lanka at Bristol on Friday, due to rain.

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Australia and Pakistan are placed at 4th and 8th place respectively in the points table after the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka encounter on Tuesday. While the Aussies have won 2 off its 3 matches in the World Cup so far, Pakistan have had  all the three results possible in a game of Cricket in its 3 matches.

With occasional rain expected throughout the match day, rain might play a spoilsport leading to a significant reduction in the number of overs.

Thus, we should pick our teams accordingly with batsmen likely to come in early and the strike bowlers dominating our team combination for today.

AUS vs PAK Dream 11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers for AUS vs PAK Dream 11

Despite having the luxury of picking two wicket-keeper in my Playing 11, I have gone in for only one. The reason being that Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed bats way too down the order and on top of it, lacks the power hitting ability needed in a shorter duration match.

Thus, it is Australia’s Alex Carey who walks into my side as the lone keeper. He can hit the ball cleanly and can up thr ante right from the word go like we witnessed in Australia’s previous match against India. He had thrashed the Indian bowlers during his knock of 55 in just 35 balls.

Batsmen for AUS vs PAK Dream 11

Both the team have plenty of firepower in their batting line up and the batsmen are perfectly capable of going for the onslaught quite early in their innings. Thus I have picked 4 powerful batsmen in my Playing 11 for today’s match.

Both the Australian openers- Aaron Finch and David Warner are vital organs in my batting order. Finch looked in terrific touch against India before unfortunately getting run-out at 36 (35). He had also scored a quickfire 66 off 49 deliveries against Afghanistan to further provide testimony to the form that he is currently in.

David Warner, on the other hand looked scratchy against India at The Oval with his unnatural innings of 56 off 84 deliveries, but he is in prime form and too good a batsmen to be ignored in my team. Plus, there are no points for guessing his power hitting ability at the start of the innings.

The other two basmen are Pakistan’s Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. We all know how he can hurt his opposition while batting against the new ball. He is picked over Imam-ul-Haq only because he can go for his massive hits all round the park. He will prove to be very vital in a rain-curtailed match.

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Babar Azam on the other hand, was an automatic selection in my team. He has unarguably been Pakitstan’s best limited overs batsman in the past two to three years. He has scored 4 half-centuries and 1 century in the previous 10 innings in Pakistan colours.

All-rounders for AUS vs PAK Dream 11

Had made up my mind to pick an extra batsman by letting go an all-rounder in my side, primarily because of the expected conditions in today’s match. But still, my two all-rounders in the side would be Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Hafeez.

Maxwell almost took the game away from India the other day with his 14 ball 28, but wickets tumbling at the other end made him go for one shot too many under the ever increasing run-rate. Moreover, in a rain-curtailed match he will for sure come up the order with his big hitting reputation.

The experience of Mohammed Hafeez will for sure come to the table as he has the ability to both play himself in and also go for the power heaves as and when required. Moreover, with a high risk game likely to be incorporated by the batsmen in today’s match, in case wickets start tumbling down, he can play a useful innings and fetch some invaluable points for your team.

Bowlers for AUS vs Pak Dream 11

The bowlers in my team would be the four speedsters, two apiece from each team. Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Mohammad Amir, and Wahab Riaz are the best set of fast bowlers one could ever ask for, in his/her team.

Starc and Cummins have picked up 7 and 6 wickets respectively in the three matches they have played in the ongoing World Cup. They have the ability to shake up teams with their brilliant death bowling skills when the batsmen will have no option but to go for the big hits against them. We saw how successful Starc can be in such a situation during the match against West Indies.

With the overcast conditions and the ability to swing the ball in both the directions, find me a bowler better than Mohammad Amir. With 5 wickets in 2 matches in the World Cup, he is the best bet as far as Pakistan’s bowling is concerned in today’s match, considering the wicket taking ability he possesses.

Wahab Riaz, on the other hand, has had a great comeback to the Pakistan limited-overs side. With his wicket-taking ability, he was instrumental in Pakistan’s win against the tournament favourites England in their second World Cup match. He picked up the prized wickets of power hitters like Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, and Chris Woakes and looks as hungry as ever to deliver his best for the side after a two-year long comeback. Moreover, he has the ability to bowl the toe-crushers- a weapon which will come handy in a short duration match.

Captain: Aaron Finch

Vice-captain: Babar Azam

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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