CWC 2019: Pakistan vs Australia head-to-head
Pakistan’s next tough assignment is against the defending champions Australia in the 17th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Taunton today, June 12 at 3:30 p.m.
The Green Shirts are riding high in confidence after beating the pre-tournament favourites England whereas Australia lost a drip in momentum after their recent loss at the hands of India.
Pakistan and Australia have played 3 games each by far. Australia won 2 (against Afghanistan and West Indies) and lost 1 match, earning four points with a net run rate of 0.483 for which they are placed 4th on the points table while Pakistan are placed eighth with three points and an NRR of -2.412 as they lost their first game against Windies and won their next game against England while the third was NR as it was washed out without a ball being bowled.
Head to head meeting between the two
Australia are playing ODIs since its inception in the year 1971. They have so far played 935 matches, which is the second most in the world.
They won a record number of 568 games and then lost 324 with 9 tied and 34 matches ended as NR.
Pakistan are playing ODI cricket since 1973 and have so far played 919 matches, the third most in the world with 480 wins, 411 losses, eight ties and 20 NRs.
The success percentages of Australia and Pakistan are 63.54 and 53.83 respectively.
Both have played 103 matches together since 1975 and Australia won 67 whereas Pakistan won 32 and one match was tied and three were NRs.
As far as World Cup record is concerned, the five-time champions, Australia, played 87 matches since 1975, winning 64 and losing 21 with one tie and one NR match. Australia’s success rate is 75% while Pakistan played 73 since 1975, winning 41 and losing 30 with 2 NR matches and their success rate is 57.74%
Both teams went one on one in nine World Cup matches with Australia having the upper hand with five wins and Pakistan won four.
Today, both teams lock horns with each other and it is going to be one heck of a contest and let’s hope this fixture will not have rain intervention.