April 22, 2009

Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI 2009: Live Score, Preview and Analysis

For Pakistan cricket team Sharjah and Abu Dhabi is always favorable and has very good records in UAE. They have played 116 odis in UAE and secured wins 80 times and just lost in 30 matches when their home wining records are not satisfactory. It secured 108 wins out of 176. Comparing of both host home and abroad (UAE), and away is best for them.


According the local time the 1st ODI will be taken place at 14.30 and the match will be new and neutral venue of UAE. Pitch conditions and the weather will be very supportive for the spin bowlers. It is still doubtful that Shoaib Akhtar will appear in the match.


Match Type: One-day International

Pakistan v Australia 1st ODI 2009 season

Kick off time: 22 April 2009 - day/night at 14.30

Venue: Played at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium



In the last two home ODI series, Pakistan failed to make it to the final of the Asia Cup and then lost 2-1 to Sri Lanka earlier this year. In the UAE, Pakistan beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in 2007 and West Indies 3-0 late last year.



Just after a day, the one-day schedule of Pakistan-Australia series is going to hold in UAE in stead of Pakistan. Australia played last one-day internationals at Lahore Pakistan in 1998. After ten year Australia is going to visit Pakistan to play ODI series. Australia last tour of UAE was in 1993/94 to play Pepsi Austral-Asia Cup. Austral-Pakistan played a one-day series in 2002 season when Pakistan won 2-1 which was held in         Pakistan in Australia.


Pakistan played last one-day series at Sydney in Australia in 2005 when Pakistan beat to the host. Among the last 10 matches no match was hosted by Pakistan. 6 matches were arranged in Australia and two matches were held on Amstelveen, Netherlands Videocon Cup final and in the 3rd match. In Johannesburg they played ICC World Cup - 4th match, Pool A match and other was in Nairobi PSO Tri-Nation Tournament – final.


The statistics is support totally on the side of the Australia. They got 6 wins and Pakistan had to be satisfied with single victory. PSO Tri-Nation Tournament’s final came to conclusion with no result and Videocon Cup was abandoned.


At this moment Pakistan and Australia both are not in well form. Australia lost both one-day international series along side South Africa recently. In the gap of two series, they played matches with the neighboring county New Zealand. Pakistan is not also in good form they had some tour before the Sri Lanka tours.


Australia is visiting Pakistan at the same time most anticipated Indian Premier League IPL 2009 season 2 is taking place in the new host’s grounds. Pakistan player is not taking parts in the season 2 even Australian players. To fill this gap before ICC Twenty20 World Cup Championship 2009, it will be great practices sessions.

Pakistan vs Australia ODI 2009: Which TV Channels will Show the matches.


After a long time gap, Australia is going to play an ODI series along with Pakistan. Although Australia is visiting Pakistan but the cricket tournament will be hosted by United Arab Emirates (UAE). Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) become agree to take the series in UAE. Australia did not visit Pakistan more than 10 years for security concern.


Taj TV’s Ten Sport has the official right to broadcast the One-Day International match series live form Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi and Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium UAE.


Anyway, I am hopeful about Pakistan-Australia tour that they are getting help from other cricket playing counties and also congratulate PCB that they have agreed to organize the cricket match in UAE in stead of Pakistan.


Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI 2009: Pakistan Squad for Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium


Pakistan has announced probable eleven men squad for the first One-day cricket that is going to take place on 22 April 2009 in UAE. Pakistan lost the last two ODI along side Sri Lanka. Two names are seems new in the 11 man squads. Saeed Ajmal is an oldest man but debuted to international cricket is not old. Rest of the names is well known to all but Shoaib Akhtar who was ruled out from the international cricket for misbehave with the teammate and breaking the rules.



Pakistan Squad (probable) 1 Salman Butt, 2 Nasir Jamshed, 3 Younis Khan, 4 Misbah-ul-Haq, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Shahid Afridi, 7 Kamran Akmal (wk), 8 Sohail Tanvir, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Shoaib Akhtar, 11 Saeed Ajmal.



Nasir Jamshed is a young player in Pakistan side. He just played 9 ODIs and his strike rate is very high of 103.62. From the nine matches he cashed 343 runs and highest scored is 74. He debuted with international cricket alongside Zimbabwe 21 January 2008 and scored 61runs and the last match was along with Bangladesh on 4 July 2008 scored 52 runs and was not-out. I am confused why he was kept out long time from the international cricket.


Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI 2009: Australia Squad including Andrew Symonds


Andrew Symonds was in injury long time. Most probably, he did not take parts in home series when South Africa visited them even the series against New Zealand. Just before the Pakistan series Australia visited South Africa for a long tour when they played Test, one-day international and Twenty20 series, Symonds was not with the other teammates. But, he will be appeared in the ongoing tour against Pakistan in UAE. Australia has announced the probable squad of 11 men for the 1st ODI that will be held in Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium.


Australia (probable) 1 Shaun Marsh, 2 Shane Watson, 3 Brad Haddin (wk), 4 Michael Clarke (capt), 5 Andrew Symonds, 6 David Hussey, 7 Callum Ferguson, 8 Nathan Hauritz, 9 Stuart Clark, 10 Nathan Bracken, 11 Ben Laughlin.


I think everyone will be astonished to see the squad where Ricky Ponting’s name has been wiped up. The main cause is that Australia captain Ricky Ponting along with the batsman Mike Hussey and allrounder Mitchell Johnson will not appear in the ongoing one-day series and a single twenty20 match because of security concerns. May be Brett Lee is taking parts in the ongoing most anticipated Indian Premier League in South Africa.


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