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Australia (AUS) will be playing against Pakistan (PAK) in the 3rd game of the Benaud-Qadir Trophy, 2023/24. The match will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney on 3rd January at 05:00 AM IST.

AUS vs PAK (Australia vs Pakistan), 3rd Test - Match Information

Match: Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test
Date: 3rd January, 2024
Time: 05:00 AM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

AUS vs PAK (Australia vs Pakistan), 3rd Test Preview

Australia and Pakistan have played 2 matches in the series, with Australia winning all the games played so far.

In their previous encounter in this series, Pat Cummins was the Man of the Match and Pat Cummins scored the highest fantasy points for Australia with 250 match fantasy points while Mir Hamza topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Pakistan with 146 match fantasy points.

AUS vs PAK, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 326 runs.

Weather Report for Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

The temperature will hover around 25°C with 71% humidity. 6.01 m/s winds are expected. Cloud cover is expected, so expect some movement to aid the pace bowlers.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have taken 71% of the total wickets at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea.

AUS vs PAK, Head-to-Head

In the 71 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 3 347 69.4 0 0 54, 60, 30, 2, 201 -
Usman Khawaja 3 275 55 0 0 42, 0, 41, 90, 102 -
Sarfaraz Ahmed 3 166 33.2 0 0 3, 4, 41, 45, 73 -
  1. Shan Masood Khan

    Shan Masood is a batter with an average of 141 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.3 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the recently played 3 matches, this player has scored 347 runs averaging 69.4 per match.

  2. Usman Tariq Khawaja

    Usman Khawaja is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. Usman Khawaja has an average of 100 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.2. He is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the recent 3 matches, this player has scored 42, 0, 41, 90 and 102 runs averaging 55 per match.

  3. Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Sarfaraz Ahmed is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Sarfaraz Ahmed has an average of 120 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.6. He is a batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the last 3 matches, this player has scored 166 runs averaging 33.2 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 24 4.8 4 0.8 8, 0, 11, 0, 5 0, 4, 0, 0, 0
Mir Hamza 2 10 2 6 1.2 0, 2, 0, 0, 8 2, 0, 4, 0, 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 fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Nathan Lyon has an average of 102 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.2. He is an off-break bowler and in the recently played 2 matches, this player has taken 4 wickets at an average of 0.8.

  2. Mir Hamza

    Mir Hamza is a bowler with an average of 99 match fantasy points in the last 4 games, a fantasy rating of 7.8 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Mir Hamza bowls left-arm medium and in the last 2 matches, he has taken 2, 0, 4, 0 and 0 wickets at an average of 1.2.

  3. Abrar Ahmed

    Abrar Ahmed is a bowler with an average of 118 match fantasy points in the last 6 games, a fantasy rating of 7.3 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. This player is a leg-break bowler and in the last 3 matches, Abrar Ahmed has taken 1, 0, 2, 4 and 4 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 2 227 45.4 0 0 41, 0, 96, 0, 90 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Aamer Jamal 2 33 6.6 11 2.2 0, 33, 0, 0, 0 3, 0, 2, 0, 6
Agha Salman 2 83 16.6 1 0.2 0, 5, 0, 50, 0 1, 0, 0, 0, 0
  1. Mitchell Ross Marsh

    Mitchell Marsh is an all-rounder with an average of 151 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He is a right-handed batter. In the last 2 matches, this player has scored 41, 0, 96, 0 and 90 runs at an average of 45.4 per match.

  2. Aamer Jamal

    Aamer Jamal is an all-rounder with an average of 96 match fantasy points in the last 2 games, a fantasy rating of 8.3 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Aamer Jamal is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and in the recently played 2 matches, he has taken 3, 0, 2, 0 and 6 wickets at an average of 2.2.

  3. Agha Salman

    Agha Salman is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 115 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.7. Agha Salman is an off-break bowler and in the recent 2 matches, he has taken 1 wicket at an average of 0.2.

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
Pat Cummins 2 38 7.6 10 2 13, 0, 16, 0, 9 0, 5, 0, 5, 0
Mitchell Marsh 2 227 45.4 0 0 41, 0, 96, 0, 90 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Shan Masood 3 347 69.4 0 0 54, 60, 30, 2, 201 -
Aamer Jamal 2 33 6.6 11 2.2 0, 33, 0, 0, 0 3, 0, 2, 0, 6
Shaheen Afridi 2 21 4.2 7 1.4 0, 21, 0, 0, 0 2, 0, 4, 0, 1
Alex Carey 3 173 34.6 0 0 4, 53, 34, 1, 81 -

The top point-getters for Australia are Pat Cummins with 250 match fantasy points, Mitchell Marsh with 182 match fantasy points and Alex Carey with 109 match fantasy points.

The top point-getters for Pakistan are Shan Masood with 138 match fantasy points, Aamer Jamal with 135 match fantasy points and Shaheen Afridi with 129 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 3 347 69.4 0 0 54, 60, 30, 2, 201 -
Mitchell Marsh 2 227 45.4 0 0 41, 0, 96, 0, 90 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Aamer Jamal 2 33 6.6 11 2.2 0, 33, 0, 0, 0 3, 0, 2, 0, 6
Usman Khawaja 3 275 55 0 0 42, 0, 41, 90, 102 -
Nathan Lyon 2 24 4.8 4 0.8 8, 0, 11, 0, 5 0, 4, 0, 0, 0
  1. Shan Masood Khan

    Shan Masood can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 141 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.3. Shan Masood is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the last 3 matches, he has scored 54, 60, 30, 2 and 201 runs averaging 69.4 per match.

  2. Mitchell Ross Marsh

    Mitchell Marsh is an all-rounder with an average of 151 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player is a right-handed batter. In the recently played 2 matches, Mitchell Marsh has scored 41, 0, 96, 0 and 90 runs averaging 45.4 per match.

  3. Aamer Jamal

    Aamer Jamal is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 96 match fantasy points in the last 2 games and a fantasy rating of 8.3. This player bowls right-arm medium-fast and in the last 2 matches, Aamer Jamal has taken 11 wickets at an average of 2.2.

  4. Usman Tariq Khawaja

    Usman Khawaja is a batter with an average of 100 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the recently played 3 matches, this player has scored 42, 0, 41, 90 and 102 runs averaging 55 per match.

  5. Nathan Michael Lyon

    Nathan Lyon is a bowler with an average of 102 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Nathan Lyon bowls off-break and in the recent 2 matches, he has taken 4 wickets at an average of 0.8.

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 Possible Playing XI

Australia (AUS) Possible Playing XI: Steven Smith, Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins and Travis Head.

Pakistan (PAK) Possible Playing XI: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Abdullah Shafique, Mir Hamza, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Agha Salman and Aamer Jamal.

AUS vs PAK Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keepers: Sarfaraz Ahmed and Alex Carey

Batters: Shan Masood, Usman Khawaja, Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel

All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh and Faheem Ashraf

Bowlers: Aamer Jamal, Nathan Lyon and Mohammad Wasim

Captain: Alex Carey

Vice-Captain: Faheem Ashraf

​​​​​​​Photo credit: Alamy

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