The ODIs at UAE are going to be hot, I mean really hot as UAE sizzles at this time of the year with mercury going up to around mid thrties degrees celcius. The high mercury level coupled with high humididty level will pose problems for both teams when they come face to face in their first ODI day/night cricket matcj at Sharjah.
As for the stats, Australia has an upper edge over Pakistan in the 35 matches played since 2000 with a 28-8 win ratio. n the last series played between the two teams in the UAE, Australia beat Pakistan 3-2. Pakistan.
On the other hand, Pakistan has had rather good cricket recently, as they beat Sri Lanka and BD in the last 12 months, but lost to England 4-0 after a spectacular 3-0 win in the test matcges over the hosts. Later Pakistan won the Asia Cup, but lost the following ODI series in Sri Lanka 3-1.
Both captains have shown determiniation to outscore the other and it is going to be fun watching the two teams playing against each other presiptaing in the Sharjah high temperatures.
The likely opposing squads are as under:
Australia: MJ Clarke*, GJ Bailey, DT Christian, XJ Doherty, CJ Ferguson, DJ Hussey, MEK Hussey, MG Johnson, AC McDermott, GJ Maxwell, JL Pattinson, SPD Smith, MA Starc, MS Wade†, DA Warner
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq*, Abdur Rehman, Aizaz Cheema, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Imran Farhat, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal†, Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal
Lets us watch the match to find out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 14:00 GMT at Sharjah cricket stadium, UAE.
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