ADELAIDE: Pakistan will clash with Ireland in a must-win ICC Cricket World Cup Pool B match at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
The match will be telecast live by Pakistan Television (PTV) Sports from 08:30 am according to Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
Pakistan will face Ireland on Sunday in a must-win match. PTV Sports will telecast the match live from 8.30 am pic.twitter.com/p1ZoV15Ggh
— PTV Sports Official (@PTVSp0rts) March 14, 2015
Pakistan will be disparate to win the Ireland encounter as a win will let them enter into the quarter-finals. However in case of a defeat, they will require a tricky run-rate countback against West Indies.
It is expected that Pakistan will change their playing XI squad for Sunday’s match against Ireland.
The left-handed batsman Haris Sohail and leg spinner Yasir Shah will likely be in the team in replacement of Muhammad Irfan and Umar Akmal. The seven foot tall left-arm pacer Muhammad Irfan has suffered an injury.
Misbah-ul-Haq*, Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Adil, Haris Sohail, Muhammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal†, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Younis Khan
WTS Porterfield*, A Balbirnie, PKD Chase, AR Cusack, GH Dockrell, EC Joyce, AR McBrine, JF Mooney, KJ O’Brien, NJ O’Brien†, MC Sorensen, PR Stirling, SR Thompson, GC Wilson†, CA Young
West Indies vs United Arab Emirates
In another match of the day, West Indies will take on United Arab Emirates at the McLean Park in Napier.
The Pool B match will begin at 03:00 am PST.
West Indies Squad
JO Holder*, MN Samuels, SJ Benn, JL Carter, J Charles, SS Cottrell, CH Gayle, NO Miller, D Ramdin†, KAJ Roach, AD Russell, DJG Sammy, LMP Simmons, DR Smith, JE Taylor
United Arab Emirates Squad
Muhammad Tauqir*, Amjad Ali, Amjad Javed, AR Berenger, Fahad Alhashmi, AM Guruge, Kamran Shazad, Khurram Khan, Krishna Chandran, Muhammad Naveed, Nasir Aziz, SP Patil†, Rohan Mustafa, Saqlain Haider, Shaiman Anwar
ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final matches
The quarter-final matches of the 11th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup will be played from March 18 to 21.
Quarter-final dates and venues:
Wednesday, March 18 – SCG, Sydney
Thursday, March 19 – MCG, Melbourne
Friday, March 20 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Saturday, March 21 – Wellington Stadium, Wellington
Semi-final 1 – winner QF1 (A1 v B4) v winner QF3 (A3 v B2)
Semi-final 2 – winner QF2 (A2 v B3) v winner QF4 (A4 v B1)
Semi-final dates and venues:
Tuesday, March 24 – Eden Park, Auckland
Thursday, March 26 – SCG, Sydney
Final date and venue:
Sunday, March 29 – MCG, Melbourne