Pakistan vs Australia ODI Fantasy Tips: Fourth ODI Preview

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Pakistan vs Australia fourth ODI

There is no stopping Australia who won the third ODI by 80 runs to take a 3-0 winning lead against Pakistan. The teams now move on to Dubai for the last two ODIs of the series. The fourth match will be played on Friday and Pakistan will hope to make a comeback.

As the players get together one last time before dispersing for the Indian Premier League, Australia will hope to continue their grip. They have won the last seven ODIs in the UAE and have won 11 of the 17 ODIs played here.

Pakistan Preview

The series was supposed to be an audition for the Pakistan bench players. However, the results have been disappointing so far. None of the players from this series have put pressure on the regular first XI. With two more dead rubbers their only chance, players like Haris Sohail and Shan Masood will look to put up good performances.

Stand-in captain Shoaib Malik will also be worried about the lack of runs from the seniors including himself. Bowling has been lacklustre too, which is playing into the hands of the Australian batsmen.

Pakistan Predicted XI: 1 Imam-ul-Haq 2 Saad Ali 3 Umar Akmal 4 Haris Sohail 5 Shoaib Malik (C) 6 Mohammad Rizwan (WK) 7 Imad Wasim 8 Yasir Shah 9 Usman Shinwari 10 Junaid Khan 11 Mohammad Amir

Australia Preview

Captain Aaron Finch picked up runs and form in the series. What is also heartening for the visitors is the way their middle-order performed in the third ODI. Glenn Maxwell and Peter Handscomb picked up useful runs and got into form.

With the series already pocketed, Australia might be tempted to rest a few regulars. Bowlers could be the ones rotated, while Ashton Turner will also fancy a game.

Australia Predicted XI: 1 Aaron Finch (C) 2 Usman Khawaja 3 Shaun Marsh 4 Ashton Turner 5 Peter Handscomb 6 Glenn Maxwell 7 Alex Carey (WK) 8 Pat Cummins 9 Jason Behrendorff 10 Adam Zampa 11 Nathan Lyon

Fantasy Players to Watch

Glenn Maxwell got into his groove in the third ODI hitting at a SR of 129.09. His bowling will also be crucial, looking at the way Finch wants to use him as his sixth bowler.

Aaron Finch is going through a purple patch and his batting has been music to the ears of Aussie fans. His innings of 90 off 136 balls in the third ODI showed that he can be an accumulator too.

Imam-ul-Haq has had a lean series so far, until his 46 off 72 balls in the third match. He takes pride in giving good starts to Pakistan and that could be your ticket to fantasy points!

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