Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bowl against Australia in their ICC World Cup match, in Taunton on Wednesday.
Australia have left out spinner Adma Zampa and replaced him with fast bowler Kane Richardson while Shaun Marsh came in for injured Marcus Stoinis.
Pakistan too have included paceman Shaheen Afridi, leaving out leg-spinner Shadab Khan.
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Australia 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Shaun Marsh, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Mitchell Starc, 11 Kane Richardson
Pakistan 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Asif Ali, 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Afridi, 11 Mohammad Amir
Australia captain Aaron Finch hopes the holder doesn’t become the latest World Cup team to be derailed by bad weather.
Heavy rain has impacted three matches in the World Cup so far.
And Finch has been anxiously eyeing the forecast to see if Australia could be the next victims when it faces Pakistan here on Wednesday.
Pakistan’s match against Sri Lanka was washed out on Friday, the clash between South Africa and the West Indies was abandoned after less than eight overs play on Monday and Tuesday’s Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match also was abandoned.
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