Pakistan won the toss and elected to field in the first ODI between Pakistan and Australia at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. According to the spokesperson of Cricket Australia, the visiting team has not got the services of wicket-keeper Josh Ingles for the day and night ODI match while Ashton Eger has also fallen victim to Corona.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to field!
Australian spinner Egger tested positive for a corona today and was ruled out of the ODI series. Australian physiotherapist Brendan Wilson has also suffered from corona, but corona reports from all other athletes and staff have been negative.
Here are the names of 11 Green Shirts players for the first ODI against Australia:
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhruzzaman, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdal Shah, Zahid Mahmood, Haris Rauf, Zahid Mahmood, Wasim Jr., and Hassan Ali. Pakistan has given ODI caps to Wasim Jr. and Zahid Mahmood.
According to reports, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi are not playing their first ODI against Kangaroos due to injury. Captain Babar Azam said that he is satisfied with the preparations and is confident about the series, new faces are also included in the team. Australia’s Mitchell Marsh suffered an injury during a training session and is out of the squad for the first ODI. In the last 10 years, 12 ODIs have been played between Pakistan and Australia, of which 6 have been won by Australia and 3 by Pakistan.