Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pakistan vs Australia Build Up!

- Misbah Ul Haq averages 49 against Australia in ODIs whereas Younis Khan averages just 15.

- Shahid Afridi got his career best 6/38 against Australia.

- Australia have a 34 match undefeated record. Last time they were defeated was in the 1999 WC and that ironically came against Pakistan.

- Australia has appeared in 6 out of 9 WC finals and won the grand tournament 3 times consecutively.

-Australia have won their last 6 one day internationals against Pakistan.

-Australia have won 10 out of their last 12 one day internationals whereas Pakistan have won 7 out of their last 9 one day internationals.

-Both teams famously met in the 1999 World Cup Final at Lords on the 20th of June where Australia won easily.


  1. Hopefully the rain stays away and we can constitute a game at the very least fingers crossed. It will be infuriating to see a wash out, especially after the excessive build up to the fixture. It will be beneficial we get some top class exposure against a world class side before the Quarter Finals and beyond. Also, with rain intervention we will have a significantly tougher fixture in the QF regardless with not the best of preparation and testifying experiences behind us which could be critical. All eyes on the Premadasa for a potentially mouth watering clash if the weather is kind. The reigning dominant World Champions against the Cornered Tigers with somewhat of a mission.

  2. ‎3 Key Players for Tomorrow:

    Umar Gul- Has been in top form and bowled with rhythm and control. One of the most underrated deadly fast bowlers in the modern era. In my view, Pakistan's best bowler in the tournament so far.

    Akmals -Both have had success playing against Australia in the shorter formats and their aggressive styles are nee...ded in order for Pakistan to show their worth and rise to the occasion.

    Younis Khan- Class player but has had his fair share of struggles against Australia in ODIs. He will be determined to prove a point or two against them.

    If Afridi and Razzaq can come to the party too that will be a bonus, but all eyes on these 3 who could have a key part to play and it should be interesting to see how they fare as Pakistan look to break Australia's 34 match undefeated run in cricketing world cup's. Go Greens Go!!!!!!