Advertisement

Australia will be up against Pakistan in the 2nd match of the Benaud-Qadir Trophy 2023. The match will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne on 26th December at 05:00 AM IST.

AUS vs PAK (Australia vs Pakistan), 2nd Test - Match Information

Match: Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test
Date: 26th December, 2023
Time: 05:00 AM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne

AUS vs PAK (Australia vs Pakistan), 2nd Test Preview

Australia and Pakistan have played 1 match in the series, with Australia winning all the games played so far.

In the first game of this series, Mitchell Marsh was the Man of the Match and David Warner scored the highest fantasy points for Australia with 220 match fantasy points while Aamer Jamal topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Pakistan with 146 match fantasy points.

AUS vs PAK, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 268 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 62% of its matches. We predict that the team winning the toss will bat first here.

Weather Report for Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne

The temperature will hover around 22°C with 71% humidity. 4.06 m/s winds are expected.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have been very successful at this venue. They have taken 86% of the total wickets at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team. 

AUS vs PAK, Head-to-Head

In the 70 matches played between these 2 teams, the batters of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Shan Masood 3 464 92.8 0 0 30, 2, 201, 180, 51 -
Sarfaraz Ahmed 3 93 18.6 0 0 3, 4, 41, 45, 73 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Usman Khawaja 3 286 57.2 0 0 41, 90, 102, 22, 31 -
  1. Shan Masood Khan

    Shan Masood is a batter with an average of 137 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the last 3 matches, this player has scored 30, 2, 201, 180 and 51 runs averaging 92.8 per match.

  2. Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Sarfaraz Ahmed can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Sarfaraz Ahmed has an average of 120 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.3. He is a batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the last 3 matches, this player has scored 93 runs averaging 18.6 per match.

  3. Usman Tariq Khawaja

    Usman Khawaja is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Usman Khawaja has an average of 119 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8. He is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the recently played 3 matches, this player has scored 41, 90, 102, 22 and 31 runs at an average of 57.2 per match.

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Nathan Lyon 2 11 2.2 5 1 5, 0, 0, 6, 0 0, 3, 2, 0, 0
Mitchell Starc 2 19 3.8 9 1.8 12, 0, 0, 0, 7 0, 2, 3, 4, 0
Abrar Ahmed 3 21 4.2 11 2.2 0, 21, 0, 0, 0 1, 0, 2, 4, 4
  1. Nathan Michael Lyon

    Nathan Lyon is a bowler with an average of 109 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8 and is a good-to-have player for your Fantasy Team. Nathan Lyon bowls off-break and in the recent 2 matches, he has taken 5 wickets at an average of 1.

  2. Mitchell Aaron Starc

    Mitchell Starc is a bowler with an average of 102 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.8 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. This player is a left-arm fast bowler and in the recently played 2 matches, Mitchell Starc has taken 9 wickets at an average of 1.8.

  3. Abrar Ahmed

    Abrar Ahmed is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 118 match fantasy points in the last 6 games and a fantasy rating of 7.3. This player bowls leg-break and in the last 3 matches, Abrar Ahmed has taken 11 wickets at an average of 2.2.

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Mitchell Marsh 2 169 33.8 2 0.4 90, 0, 63, 0, 16 0, 1, 0, 1, 0
Aamer Jamal 2 15 3 7 1.4 0, 0, 0, 10, 5 1, 0, 6, 0, 0
Agha Salman 2 165 33 0 0 0, 28, 0, 5, 132 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
  1. Mitchell Ross Marsh

    Mitchell Marsh is an all-rounder with an average of 148 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.7 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 2 matches, this player has scored 90, 0, 63, 0 and 16 runs averaging 33.8 per match.

  2. Aamer Jamal

    Aamer Jamal is an all-rounder with an average of 91 match fantasy points in the last 1 game, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. Aamer Jamal is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and in the recent 2 matches, he has taken 1, 0, 6, 0 and 0 wickets at an average of 1.4.

  3. Agha Salman

    Agha Salman is an all-rounder with an average of 122 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.9 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player is an off-break bowler.

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
David Warner 3 280 56 0 0 164, 0, 24, 60, 32 -
Mitchell Marsh 2 169 33.8 2 0.4 90, 0, 63, 0, 16 0, 1, 0, 1, 0
Usman Khawaja 3 286 57.2 0 0 41, 90, 102, 22, 31 -
Aamer Jamal 2 15 3 7 1.4 0, 0, 0, 10, 5 1, 0, 6, 0, 0
Imam-ul-Haq 3 87 17.4 1 0.2 62, 10, 9, 0, 6 0, 0, 0, 1, 0
Agha Salman 2 165 33 0 0 0, 28, 0, 5, 132 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

The top point-getters for Australia are David Warner with 220 match fantasy points, Mitchell Marsh with 217 match fantasy points and Usman Khawaja with 170 match fantasy points.

The top point-getters for Pakistan are Aamer Jamal with 146 match fantasy points, Imam-ul-Haq with 108 match fantasy points and Agha Salman with 65 match fantasy points.

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Shan Masood 3 464 92.8 0 0 30, 2, 201, 180, 51 -
Mitchell Marsh 2 169 33.8 2 0.4 90, 0, 63, 0, 16 0, 1, 0, 1, 0
Sarfaraz Ahmed 3 93 18.6 0 0 3, 4, 41, 45, 73 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Aamer Jamal 2 15 3 7 1.4 0, 0, 0, 10, 5 1, 0, 6, 0, 0
Usman Khawaja 3 286 57.2 0 0 41, 90, 102, 22, 31 -
  1. Shan Masood Khan

    Shan Masood can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. Shan Masood has an average of 137 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9. He is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the recent 3 matches, this player has scored 30, 2, 201, 180 and 51 runs averaging 92.8 per match.

  2. Mitchell Ross Marsh

    Mitchell Marsh is an all-rounder with an average of 148 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.7 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. Mitchell Marsh is a batter who bats right-handed. In the last 2 matches, he has scored 90, 0, 63, 0 and 16 runs at an average of 33.8 per match.

  3. Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Sarfaraz Ahmed is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 120 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.3. Sarfaraz Ahmed is a right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the last 3 matches, he has scored 3, 4, 41, 45 and 73 runs at an average of 18.6 per match.

  4. Aamer Jamal

    Aamer Jamal can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 91 match fantasy points in the last 1 game and a fantasy rating of 8.1. Aamer Jamal is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and in the last 2 matches, he has taken 1, 0, 6, 0 and 0 wickets at an average of 1.4.

  5. Usman Tariq Khawaja

    Usman Khawaja is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 119 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8. Usman Khawaja is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the last 3 matches, he has scored 41, 90, 102, 22 and 31 runs at an average of 57.2 per match.

AUS vs PAK Squad Information

Australia (AUS) Squad: Josh Hazlewood, Steven Smith, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Scott Boland, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green and Lance Morris.

Pakistan (PAK) Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shan Masood, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Sajid Khan, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Abdullah Shafique, Shaheen Afridi, Abrar Ahmed, Aamer Jamal, Saim Ayub and Mohammad Wasim.

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keepers: Sarfaraz Ahmed and Alex Carey

Batters: Shan Masood, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique

All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh and Agha Salman

Bowlers: Nathan Lyon and Sajid Khan

Captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed

Vice-Captain: Babar Azam

Photo credit: Alamy

Advertisement