Toss Pakistan selected to bat v Australia
Shoaib Malik opted to bat within the sequence opener in Sharjah. On a pitch excellent for batting, the stand-in Pakistan captain had a simple determination to make towards Australia, with Aaron Finch admitting he would have favored to do the identical. Pakistan handed debuts to Shan Masood and Mohammad Abbas, whereas Umar Akmal was a notable inclusion after spending over two years out of the facet.
Australia opted for 2 spinners in Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon in a facet largely much like the one which beat India within the remaining ODI of a five-match sequence final week. Simply two adjustments had been made to that facet, with Nathan Coulter-Nile and Shaun Marsh coming in for Pat Cummins and Ashton Turner. That is the five-match ODI leg of a sequence that noticed two Exams and three T20Is performed in October 2018.
Pakistan: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Shan Masood, three Umar Akmal, four Haris Sohail, 5 Shoaib Malik (capt), 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Faheem Ashraf eight Imad Wasim, 9 Yasir Shah, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Mohammad Abbas
Australia: 1 Usman Khawaja 2 Aaron Finch (capt) three Peter Handscomb four Shaun Marsh 5 Marcus Stoinis 6 Glenn Maxwell 7 Alex Carey (wk) eight Jhye Richardson 9 Nathan Coulter-Nile 10 Nathan Lyon 11 Adam Zampa