Pakistan win the toss and bowl first! “A bit of grass, looks like a green pitch, a bit of moisture,” says Sarfraz. “Unfortunately we didn’t play the last game, but worked hard with lots of practice.”
Aaron Finch says he would have bowled first too… “One-off games in different conditions, you expect to come up against the best. It’ll have to be wait-and-see what the wicket does first-up.” Richardson, with his death bowling, gets in ahead of Jason Behrendorff as Zampa sits out, as does Nathan Lyon.
Australia 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Shaun Marsh, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Mitchell Starc, 11 Kane Richardson
And no Shadab for Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi comes in. Interestingly. It’s seam or bust for both sides today!
Pakistan 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Asif Ali, 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Afridi, 11 Mohammad Amir