WT20: Australia win the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan

MOHALI: Australia won the toss and elected to bat first in crucial match against Pakistan in World Cup Twenty20 at Mohali.


Winning the toss, Australian skipper Steven Smith said they have two changes. Finch in for Mitch Marsh and Hazlewood for Hastings.

Shahid Afridi said, “I think batting first is good idea, but does not matter. Today’s match is more important for us. The boys know the importance for this game.”

He said Mohammad Irfan is resting and Wahab Riaz is back.

On retirement, Afridi said, “I haven’t taken any decision. I will do it in front of my nation.”


Australia: UT Khawaja, AJ Finch, DA Warner, SPD Smith (Captain), SR Watson, GJ Maxwell, JP Faulkner, PM Nevill, A Zampa, NM Coulter-Nile, JR Hazlewood

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Rashid Latif, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi (Captain), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami