Australia bowl in Shoaib Malik’s 100th T20I

Australia bowl in Shoaib Malik's 100th T20I

Toss Australia selected to bowl v Pakistan

Australia’s captain Aaron Finch gained the toss and selected to bowl towards Pakistan in the second match of the Twenty20 triangular match in Harare.

Having trounced the hosts Zimbabwe in the match opener on Sunday, Pakistan named an unchanged crew to sort out the Australians, who misplaced six out of six limited-overs fixtures away to England final month. As such, Shoaib Malik grew to become the first man in history to play 100 T20Is.

Finch’s XI featured the left-hander Nic Maddinson, who was included in the squad regardless of dropping his state contract with New South Wales. Maddinson has relocated to Victoria and can play for the Melbourne Stars in this summer season’s Large Bash League.

The match between the world’s Nos. 1 and three groups in T20Is may see high spot cross from Pakistan to Australia ought to the lower-ranked nation prevail.

Australia: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 D’Arcy Quick, three Travis Head, four Glenn Maxwell, 5 Nic Maddinson, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Alex Carey (wk), eight Ashton Agar, 9 Andrew Tye, 10 Jhye Richardson, 11 Billy Stanlake

Pakistan 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Mohammad Hafeez, three Hussain Talat, four Shoaib Malik, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt/wk), 6 Asif Ali, 7 Faheem Ashraf, eight Shadab Khan, 9 Mohammad Nawaz, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Usman Khan