Australia lost their first two matches to India and South Africa. By contrast, Pakistan began their campaign on a positive note with wins against Netherlands and Sri Lanka. The World Cup game between the sides on 20 October promises exciting fare. In this Aus vs Pak match prediction article, we preview the game.
|Match:||Match 18, ODI World Cup 2023|
|Date:||20 October 2023 (14:00 IST)|
|Venue:||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|Where to watch:||Star Sports|
- Weather and Pitch Report
- Australia vs Pakistan Today Prediction: Australia to Win
- Probable XIs Playing
- Australia vs Pakistan ODI World Cup Match Odds
- Probable Best Batter
- Probable Best Bowler
- Our Match Betting Tip Today
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather in Bengaluru on 20 October will be mainly sunny albeit partly cloudy. The temperature will vary between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. With a precipitation level of 4%, rain is unlikely.
In ODI matches played since 2013, the wicket at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, has been batting friendly. The score has ranged between 286 and 383. The relatively shorter boundaries could motivate batters to slog their way to a high-scoring game on 20 October.
Australia vs Pakistan Today Prediction: Australia to Win
Australia’s bowlers have let them down. The injury to Agar has left the Aussies short of a spinner. Instead of banking on Travis Head’s return, Australia could have drafted Lyon into the side. Ironically, part-time spinner Maxwell has bowled well, while Zampa has given away the runs.
The Aussie top order batters have failed to convert good starts. Warner in particular has been guilty of throwing away his wicket after settling down. Smith has lost his wicket in unfortunate circumstances. The lower middle order batters have not played to potential.
For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi has not lived up to expectations. Hasan Ali has filled in well for the missing Naseem Shah. However, he has lost pace. While Hasan Rauf has posed a wicket-taking threat, he has gone for plenty of runs. Further, the middle overs have proved expensive, with the Pak spinners failing to make an impression. Australia could be tempted to select Usama Mir over Shadab Khan.
Pakistan’s batting has been over-reliant on M Rizwan. While Babar Azam has disappointed his fans, youngsters Shafique and Shakeel have rescued the team. That said, the Pakistan batting line up is as fragile as ever.
On Bengaluru’s batting friendly track, I expect the Australian top order batters to assert themselves. Given that the Pakistan bowling attack has been less than impressive, Australia’s superior batting could prove the winning difference.
Today Match Toss Prediction Astrology
In my best toss prediction, I believe Pakistan are likely to make the right call at the toss. My today World Cup toss prediction allows Pakistan the right to decide whether to bat or bowl first.
Cricket World Cup Match Prediction 2023 Today Match Astrology
My today cricket world cup match prediction veers in Australia’s direction. Consequently, my my match prediction 100 sure sees a victory for Australia over Pakistan on 20 October.
Australia vs Pakistan Win Probability
Boasting a win probability of 59%, Australia are favourites to win the match against Pakistan.
Probable XIs Playing
In my view, the following players will star in the ODI World Cup match on 20 October.
M Marsh, D Warner, S Smith, Labuschagne, G Maxwell, Stoinis, J Inglis, A Zampa, M Starc, P Cummins, Hazlewood.
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Md Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Afridi.
Today Cricket World Cup Match Dream 11 Team
Here is my today ICC cricket world cup match prediction dream 11. The following players feature in my ICC World Cup dream 11 prediction:
Babar Azam, Marsh (VC), Smith, Maxwell, Rizwan (C), Shakeel, Stoinis, Starc, Afridi, Rauf, Hazlewood.
Australia vs Pakistan ODI World Cup Match Odds
Bookmakers offer odds of 1.62 on Australia to beat Pakistan. By contrast, they rate Pakistan the underdogs, offering odds of 2.30 on the subcontinental team.
Probable Best Batter
Australian opener Mitchell Marsh is likely to prove the most successful run maker of the match.
Probable Best Bowler
Australian left-arm paceman Starc is likely to emerge the best bowler.
Our Match Betting Tip Today
Australia to win…
The points discussed here will help my readers to arrive at their own rational wagering decisions.