ADELAIDE: Pakistan will take on Australia in the third quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.
The match is scheduled to start at 08:30 am according to Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
Pakistan qualified for quarter-finals of ICC World Cup after they beat Ireland by seven wickets at Adelaide on Sunday. However, a bad news followed that victory as fast bowler Muhammad Irfan was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup because of a hip injury.
Though keeping in view the recent performance and being the mighty side, Australia are favourites in quarter-final against Pakistan. However, in all World Cups between 1992 and 2011, a period which witnessed Australia play four World Cup finals and win three, Pakistan are the only team which have beaten Australia on more occasions than they have lost.
Pakistan have the best record against Australia in World Cup matches since 1992 among all teams.
Misbah-ul-Haq*, Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Adil, Haris Sohail, Nasir Jamshed, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal†, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Younis Khan
MJ Clarke*, GJ Bailey, PJ Cummins, XJ Doherty, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, BJ Haddin†, JR Hazlewood, MG Johnson, MR Marsh, GJ Maxwell, SPD Smith, MA Starc, DA Warner, SR Watson
Earlier in the 2nd quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday, India qualified for the semi-finals after beating Bangladesh by 109 runs.
While batting first, India scored 302 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 50 overs. In reply, Bangladesh were all out for 193 in 45 overs.