Pakistan takes guard against Australia


ADELAIDE: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first in the World Cup 2015 quarter final against Australia here at Adelaide on Friday, reported.

Pakistan are playing with the same squad which earned them a place in the quarter finals of the tournament.

Australia have dropped fast bowler Pat Cummins for Josh Hazlewood in the quarter against the green shirts.

The two sides have played eight times against each other in the World Cup and have won four matches each.

Pakistan XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Rahat Ali and Ehsan Adil.

Australia XI: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.