Pakistan vs Australia 1st T20: Live Streaming, Score, Match Preview

Pakistan and Australia to face off each other in three twenty20 internationals series kicking off on 24th October 2018 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan v Australia 2018 t20 series 1st match live cricket streaming and online telecast is scheduled to begin at 20:00 local time, 21:00 PKT and 3:00 AEDT.

Match Preview

T20 world no.1 side Pakistan to start favorites three-t20 matches series against Australia on Wednesday. Men in Green are at the top of ICC T20I rankings while Australia stands at third place with India on second spot. Pakistan are playing good cricket, especially in UAE conditions.

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Pak defeated Australia by heavy margin in the 3rd test which is really a morale booster for home team ahead of twenty20s. Hafeez, Babar and Fakhar are set to play crucial role in the batting lineup while team to rely on experience Shoaib Malik in the middle order along with captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

On the other hand, Australian will look to bounce back and get good start in the first t20 game at Abu Dhabi. Aaron Finch to lead Australia in this limited overs series and it will be interesting to see how he manages with bat and captaincy.

Aaron Finch to captain Australia in Pakistan T20Is 2018
Aaron Finch to captain Australia in Pakistan T20Is 2018

Glenn Maxwell, Lynn, Finch and Short are the key batsmen in Australian batting lineup while Starc’s exit from the series is a major blow for visitors. However Tye, Coulter-Nile, Lyon are responsible bowlers to rely upon.

Live Streaming, Broadcast, Score

Pakistan based viewers can tune to PTV Sports to catch live broadcast of the match while Fox Sports has the broadcasting rights to air live cricket match in Australia. Sony Network will bring live coverage of Pakistan vs Australia t20 matches meanwhile online streaming to be shown on SonyLiv app. Live Score can be found on espncricinfo.com and cricbuzz.com.

United Kingdom based fans can tune channel no 729 on Sky to watch the live telecast of Pak vs Aus t20 series as Star Gold has the rights to show match.

TV Channels Listing

Pakistan: PTV Sports

Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 501

India: Sony Network

Squads

Pakistan

Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Hassan Ali, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan Shinwari, Sahibzada Farhan, Imad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf.

Australia

Aaron Finch (Captain), Alex Carey, Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Darcy Short, Mitch Marsh, Ben McDermott, Mitch Starc, Andrew Tye, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa.

Predictions

Pakistan looks favorite against Australia and as per our predictions, home team has 60% win chances over Aussies in the opening t20 match of series. The projected score can be around 180 while team batting first on Abu Dhabi wicket.

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