Host Pakistan will be keen to get off to a good start when they come up against Australia in the five-match one-day series. Shoaib Malik will lead the side for the one-day series. Uncapped players Mohammad Abbas, Abid Ali, Saad Ali, and Mohammad Hasnain have been selected for the one-day series.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi have been rested for the one-day series.
On the other hand, Australian Captain Aaron Finch will be hoping that the side can continue their winning streak in this series as well.
Captain Aaron Finch, Usman Khuwaja and Peter Handscomb did well in the five-match one-day series played against India earlier this month. The side has named an unchanged squad for the one-day series that starts from 23rd March.
Let’s take a look at some of the important statistics related to Pakistan vs Australia 2019 ODI Series
2014 was the last time Australia won a bilateral one-day series in the UAE. Captain Aaron Finch will be looking to win this one-day series against new-look Pakistan side.
2002 was the last time Pakistan won a bilateral one-day series against Australia. Shoaib Malik will be determined to make sure Pakistan can win the one-day series in the UAE.
5 victories for Pakistan out of 24 one-day games played against Australia since January 2009.
98 matches have been played between Australia and India in limited-overs cricket. Australia clearly have dominated the proceedings with 62 victories. Pakistan have managed to win 32 games in the limited-overs format. 3 games have ended in a no-result.
3 wickets needed by Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to complete 50 wickets in the limited-over format. He currently has taken 47 wickets in 95 matches at an average of 43.72
34 runs required by Australia’s Usman Khuwaja to complete 1000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Khuwaja currently has scored 966 runs in 26 matches with two centuries to his name.
53 runs needed by Australia’s Marcus Stoinis to complete 1000 runs in one-day cricket. Stoinis currently has scored 947 runs in 28 matches at an average of 43.04.