Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - Australia vs Pakistan - 18th Match - 20 October 2023
The 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between Australia and Pakistan on the 20th of October, 2023 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Australia Form Guide:
Australia are currently placed at the 7th position on the points table with 1 win to their credit.
The top run scorer for Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Marnus Labuschagne with 113 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Mitchell Starc with 5 scalps under his belt.
Australia have won their previous match against Sri Lanka by 5 wickets.
Sri Lanka batted first and they posted a total of 209 before being bowled out. The start was simply great for Sri Lanka. It's openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera smashed the Australian bowlers to all parts of the ground. They scored 61 and 78 runs respectively to set the platform for the middle order. However, the middle order couldn't really capitalise on the start they got and Sri Lanka were bowled out for 209.
Australia struggled early on during the chase. They lost David Warner and Steven Smith quite early. After their dismissals, Mitchell Marsh and Marnus Labuschagne out on a good partnership of 57 runs for the 3rd wicket. Josh Inglis also played a brilliant knock of 58 runs in 59 balls. Maxwell and Stoinis struck 31 and 20 runs respectively to take Australia home in the 36th over with 5 wickets in hand.
Pakistan Form Guide:
Pakistan are currently placed at the 4th position on points table with 2 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Mohammad Rizwan with 248 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Hasan Ali with 7 scalps under his belt.
Pakistan have lost their previous match comprehensively against India by 7 wickets.
Pakistan batted first and they were restricted to an under par total of 191. Imam ul Haq and Babar Azam played well and scored 36 and 50 runs respectively. Rizwan also contributed with an innings of 49 runs. Once Babar Azam was dismissed, Pakistan collapsed from 155 for 2 to 191 all out. For India, Jasprit Bumrah picked up 2 wickets for 19 runs.
During the chase, India went off to a flier with Rohit Sharma tearing the Pakistani bowling attack apart. He smashed 86 runs off 63 balls to almost seal the deal for India. Shreyas Iyer also contributed with an innings of 53 not out to take India home in the 31st over with 7 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Pakistan
Who will win?- Pakistan
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Imam ul Haq (Pakistan), Steven Smith (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Adam Zampa (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan), Steven Smith (Australia)
Player of the Match- Imam ul Haq (Pakistan)
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 270+, Australis 260+
Match Handicap: Pakistan
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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