Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson
Aaron Finch, Australia captain: Would’ve bowled first too. A tinge of green and some moisture in the wicket. In a world cup, winning so many against Pakistan doesn’t really matter much. We have to wait and see what the wicket plays like. I expect some swing and seam-movement. It depends on the game.
India bowled really well to us as did Afghanistan. Marcus Stoinis is out with a side-strain, Shaun Marsh comes in for him, and Kane Richardson comes in for Adam Zampa.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: We are going to bowl first today. There’s a bit of grass and moisture on the pitch, so we need to take advantage of that. Unfortunately we couldn’t play the last game, but we practised hard in the last few days so the momentum is very high for us.
Shadab Khan will sit out today and Shaheen Afridi comes back in for us. One of our Test umpires (Riazuddin) has passed away, and in honour of him, we’re all going to wear black bands today.
Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to field