Australia vs Pakistan 2019 Team Players & Fixtures
Australia is set to play Pakistan in a five-match ODI series at the end of the Pakistan Super League. This series will kick-start from March 22 in UAE.
The five-match series will be played across all the three main cities where cricket is played in UAE; with the first two matches to be hosted in Sharjah, the third in Abu Dhabi before the series is rounded off in Dubai.
Both teams are coming off series defeats in ODI cricket. Australia lost 2-1 at home to India, in what was their first ever bilateral series loss to India while Pakistan fought hard but went down 3-2 to South Africa.
And with the two sides ranked fifth and sixth respectively on the ICC ODI Rankings, it could boil down to be an exciting series well.
What could add to the fun is that David Warner and Steven Smith’s ban ends in the middle of the series and while the former Aussie skipper is recovering from his elbow surgery, Warner looks good to join the Australian ODI side in this series.
The PCB had tried to convince Australia to play in Pakistan, but for now, that will remain out of bounds.
They said: “The PCB was optimistic that it will be able to convince Cricket Australia to send its side for some matches after successfully staging high-profile bilateral international series and the HBL Pakistan Super League matches in the past 18 months. But, we are disappointed for the enthusiastic and passionate cricket fans in Pakistan who will now have to wait for some more time before they can see the Australia cricket team live in action for the first time since 1998.”
Pak vs Aus Series 2019 Schedule
|Mar 22||Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI||11:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL||Sharjah|
|Mar 24||Pakistan vs Australia 2nd ODI||11:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL||Sharjah|
|Mar 27||Pakistan vs Australia 3rd ODI||11:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL||Abu Dhabi|
|Mar 29||Pakistan vs Australia 4th ODI||11:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL||Dubai|
|Mar 31||Pakistan vs Australia 5th ODI||11:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL||Dubai|