Where will Pakistan rank in points table after Australia match?

Where will Pakistan rank in points table after Australia match?

Where will Pakistan rank in points table after Australia match?

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed says he won't need to follow Virat Kohli's lead and step in and defend Steve Smith from jeering fans during their Cricket World Cup clash with Australia.

"I think it (weather) might play a huge part in the next few days", Finch told reporters on Tuesday.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be hoping to replicate performance which they showcased against favourites England.

A large number of Indian fans chanted "cheater" at Smith, who back in action following a year-long ball for his role in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked Australia during their tour of South Africa in 2018.

It should also be noted that Australia whitewashed Pakistan 5-0 in March, but the men in green rested many of their key players for that ODI series.

"We're not thinking about that".

Australia have summoned another all-rounder Mitchell Marsh as potential cover for Stoinis.

Australia's batting prowess was most visible when they fought back from 79/5 to post a total of 288 thanks to Smith's 73 and Nathan Coulter-Nile's rear guard assault which saw him scoring 92 runs, so, Pakistan can not just relax with early wickets.

"I think Pakistan are obviously a very unsafe side", Finch said of Pakistan, who have only won one of their last 14 matches against Australia. "So hopefully we'll do very good against them tomorrow".

If Pakistan remains consistent throughout the match, there are high chances they can ease past Aussies but a lot depends on how the pitch remains at Taunton.

Pakistan were left frustrated after their match against Sri Lanka was washed out at Bristol on Friday, leaving them to share a point.

"Firstly, we can't control the weather, you know". It's same for both teams. "But definitely if the match is shortened, definitely plan changes", Sarfaraz added.

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