Who Will Win – 20 Oct 23 Match Prediction | Australia vs. Pakistan 18th Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

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Who Will Win – 20 Oct 23 Match Prediction Australia vs. Pakistan 18th Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

Australia and Pakistan will contest the 18 of ODI of 48 of the ICC World Cup 2023 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, India. This Match will begin at 02:00 pm IST on 20 October 2023. Both teams are strong enough to win this match. In this ODI format, both teams had played 3 matches out of 48. Pakistan won 2 out of 3 while Australia won only one. Let’s review the details of how this match will happen and predict the winner after analyzing the SWOT.

Australia vs. Pakistan

AUS VS PAK MATCH DETAILS

Match18th
TeamsAustralia vs Pakistan
VenueM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, India
DayFriday
Date20 October 2023

PITCH REPORT

The pitch of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium for ODI is flat which favors batters. It makes the ball bounce and reaches the batter smoothly and effectively. So, this is a batting-friendly pitch and a high-scoring venue.

The ground’s short boundaries and quick outfield reduce mistakes for the bowling side. As the match progresses, skillful bowlers tend to extract some assistance from the pitch which can trouble batters with variations in the speed and length of the ball.

HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY AUSTRALIA VS PAKISTAN

Australia and Pakistan faced each other in 107 ODI matches. Out of which Australia won 69 matches while Pakistan won 34 matches. 3 matches have no results.

Australia and Pakistan played their recent ODI matches in 2022. In the very last match, in the 3rd ODI on 2 April 2022, Pakistan won the match by 9 wickets. Australia scored 210 whereas Pakistan scored 214/1.

FormatMatchesAustralia WonPakistan WonNo Results
ODI10769341
Test69341520
T202511131

PREDICTED PLAYING XI

Team Australia

  • Pat Cummins (c)
  • Steve Smith
  • Alex Carey
  • Josh Inglis
  • Sean Abbott
  • Cameron Green
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Adam Zampa
  • Mitchell Starc
  • David Warner
  • Glenn Maxwell

Team Pakistan

  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Shadab Khan
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Iftikhar Ahmad
  • Haris Rauf
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Hasan Ali
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Mohammad Nawaz

PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM AUSTRALIA

Best Batter

SPD Smith, an outstanding Right-handed batsman represents his contrary at the international level. He showed his remarkable performance from 2012 to 2023. His career spans 102 matches and 181 innings. It includes 22 instances of not getting out. Smith has accumulated an impressive total of 9320 runs. His highest score achievement is 239 and his batting average is 58.61. He faced 17292 balls and maintained a striking rate of 53.89. He has secured 32 centuries and hit boundaries 1026 times for fours and 52 times for sixes. And attained 39 half-centuries. His record rank is 4.

Best Bowler

Adam Zampa is the only specialist spinner who took a career-best 4-40. He is a five-time champion in the 15-player squad of spinners. In the ODI format, he played 88 matches and 88 innings. He balled 4632 balls and took 147 wickets. His bowling average is 29.22.

PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM PAKISTAN

Best Batter

Imam-ul-Haq from span 2017-2023, was also the opener in the last match of Pakistan and is one of the finest batters of his team. He had played 69 ODI matches and 68 innings and made 9 centuries. He made 3039 runs on 3690 balls. His batting average is 49.01. He hit 239 fours and 30 sixes.

Best Bowler

Hasan Ali is the Medium-fast bowler in Pakistan’s bowling line. His bowling is simple and full of variations. In the ODI format, he played 63 matches and 61 impressive innings. He balled 3020 balls and gave 2901 runs. He took 98 wickets in this span. His bowling average is 29.60 with a 30.8 strike rate.

SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS

Let’s review the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of both teams:

Team Australia Strengths

Australia has formidable big-hitting batsmen named Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis, all of whom excel against spinners. This batting pitch and short boundary will be a big strength for team Australia because they have one of the best batting lines. Their pace attack will also favor them in this match as Pakistan’s middle-order is very unstable.

Team Australia Weaknesses

The biggest worry for this team is their batters struggling for form. The other concern is their limited depth in the spin bowling department with only one specialist spinner Adam Zampa. If Zampa underperforms, their team will face a big challenge. The scarcity of bowlers in their playing eleven will produce a significant problem for this team.

Opportunities for Team Australia 

This team’s previous World Cup record is impressive. They have won the latest match of this format and have five trophies in their cabinet from World Cups. These facts make them more confident and give the Australian team the power to win.

Threats for Team Australia

In this match of the World Cup 2023, their biggest threat is their loss. They lost 2 matches and won only one which tells their inconsistent performance. This also makes them realize their bad performances even on these batting-friendly pitches. Their team is still struggling which is a threat for this team.

Team Pakistan Strengths

Their biggest strength is their opener and pacer. As the pitch is favorable for the batter, Pakistan has the number one ODI batter, Babar Azam. Other names like Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan also made centuries in the previous matches on these Indian Pitches. Their Bowlers such as Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Hasan Ali will also strengthen their team with their bowling.

Team Pakistan Weaknesses

Their middle order is their weakness. They are always unpredictable. They can either make centuries or just go back to the pavilion in their very first overs. Their bowler Naseem Shah’s injury before this World Cup is also a big concern for this team.

Opportunities for Pakistan

Pakistan team is well known for the sub-continent pitch conditions as they are the neighboring country and have the same weather conditions. This will provide an opportunity for them. Babar Azam’s cover drive and Shadab Khan’s fielding is also an opportunity for this team.

Threats for Team Pakistan

Their best pacer’s injury is their threat. Pakistan is still struggling with its inconsistent batting line while Australia has a strong batting line. On the batting-friendly pitch, this will be a great threat to the Pakistani team. Australia won more matches than Pakistan in ODI format, so this is also a threat for Pakistan.

It is come to know that Pakistan cricket team six players missed the optional training session against Australia because of the viral infection. Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, Salman Ali Agha, Zaman Khan, and Mohammad Haris, all are suffering from fever. This can be a threat for team Pakistan.

WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS

Here, Australia possibly has more momentum than Pakistan. Australia recently beat Sri Lanka while Pakistan lost to India with a big margin. This will be a thrilling contest between Pakistan’s bowlers against Australian batters. Australian players Maxwell and Hazlewood are well known for this pitch because they are a part of IPL. If we look at Pakistan, Pakistan also won the recent ODI against Australia and also on the upper ranking on this tournament’s point table so they also have a chance to win. This will be an exhilarating contest between two strong teams.

TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH

The toss-winning team opted to field first in the previous matches of this tournament. The team who will win the toss is likely to bowl first as on the batting pitch it is easier to chase the target than to give. The choice will be of the Captains who made their decision according to the conditions

WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY’s MATCH

There is less to no chance of rain. The pitch will be dry to favor both the bowlers and the batters.  The temperature as well as humidity level will be high. The highest wind speed will be 10/15 km/h and max. The temperature will be 30 degrees. The highest humidity level will be 88%.

MATCH PREDICTION

Australia has a 62% chance of winning this match.

Pakistan has a 38% chance of winning this match.

Who won more matches in this World Cup in 2023?

Pakistan won more matches in this world cup than Australia.

How many matches M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, India host before this 18th match?

This will be the first match of this World Cup this stadium will host.

Does Australia have a stronger batting line or does Pakistan?

Australia has stronger batting line.

This Pitch is Batting-friendly or Bowling-friendly?

This is a more scoring venue with a batting-friendly pitch.

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