Series: Pakistan tour of Australia, 2019
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Date: November 03, 2019
Time: 09:00 a.m. IST
Australia will face Pakistan in the first T20 International of the three-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. The home side will enter the match as firm favourites as they are coming on the back of an impressive 3-0 series win in their last T20I assignment against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, new-look Pakistan will be eager to return to winning ways after suffering a rather surprising 3-0 whitewash in their last T20I assignment against Sri Lanka, that too while playing at home. In the previous five matches between both teams, it is clear advantage Pakistan as they emerged victorious in all five occasions.
Weather report: Weather is expected stay cloudy throughout whereas there are showers expected from afternoon onwards.
Pitch Report: Pitch at the SCG is traditionally a good one for batting with some assistance for the spinners as well.
Probable Playing XI:
In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of in-form David Warner, captain Aaron Finch and right-hander Steve Smith to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and leg-spinner Adam Zampa to produce timely breakthroughs.