Australia VS Pakistan 1st ODI Brisbane Live Scorecard Update 13th January 2017:-Australia outperformed Pakistan in the Test series with a 3-0 win in their backyard. Aussies will try to do the same in the upcoming ODI five-match ODI series surely. The home team will be looking for another clean sweep while Pakistan will be desperate to come back in the first ODI on Friday in Brisbane.
Where Can You Watch Live? Take a look at below to find out.
Australia vs Pakistan first ODI is scheduled for 1.20 pm local time (3.20am GMT, 8.50 am IST, 8.20 am Pakistan time)
India: TV: Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2. Live Streaming: Hotstar.
Australia: TV – Channel 9. Live streaming – Channel 9 live
UK: TV: BT Sport.
Live Streaming: Watch BT Sport
US, Canada: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.
Live Score: ICC official website
The World Champions have performed splendidly well at home always. Thus, they will be favourite to clinch this series. Aussies have made few changes in the ODI squad which includes Chris Lynn and Travis Head instead of Aaron Finch and George Bailey.
Australia VS Pakistan 1st ODI Brisbane Preview
Lynn and Head will try to make a big impact just like their performed in this Big Bash League season. But they must not forget that ODI and T20 are completely different during the match. The fans will want to see Lynn impress in his ODI debut; other Australia players need to play all-round cricket to win the first match. Glenn Maxwell will also hope to get back to his scoring ways, while fast bowlers like James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will look to trouble Pakistan batsmen.
The fans are keen to watch Chris Lynn’s debut performance at his home on Friday. All other Australia players need to put up an all-round performance to snatch the victory from the visitors. Glen Maxwell is also looking to getting back to his form as he could be the most dangerous batsman for the opposition bowlers. In the bowling unit, fast bowlers like James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will be responsible for making batting even more difficult trouble for the opposition batsmen in Brisbane on this Friday.
Pakistan isn’t a weak team in batting but their consistency is the major issue. They have big players to change the momentum of the match anytime but they failed to deliver quite often on the big stage.
Even though, they have veteran players like Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik and Sharjeel Khan to support in the middle order later.
The Gabba has been a run scoring ground in the previous matches and so the batsmen can put up a big score if they don’t lose their focus.
Nevertheless, Pakistan bowlers will fight against batsmen like David Warner, Smith, Lynn and Travis Head to silence the home crowd. Slow left-arm bowler Imad Wasim could be a key performer against Aussie batsmen. Pakistan has first-class fast bowlers such as Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz to hold back the home team from making a high score.