Australia vs Pakistan Live Streaming ICC World Cup On 19 March 2011

The ICC World Cup 2011 Group A 40th Match, between Australia vs Pakistan Live Streaming will be held at Colombo, On 19 March 2011. Australia vs Pakistan will meet in a very exciting 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup cricket match playing at Australia vs Pakistan at Colombo, Saturday 19 March 2011, The match will begin at 09.00 (GMT/UK/UTC) 14:30 Local Time. The schedule match would be Day/Night and played under flood light condition.

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Australia remain the only unbeaten team in this edition having overcome Kenya and Canada in Bangalore, but not without a few unconvincing moments with bat and ball. The sight of Ponting losing his cool is a clear sign that he is far from happy with how his team are currently shaping up in what has been a odd tournament for them. Their biggest match, against Sri Lanka, was washed out and the rest have been easy - perhaps too much so.

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For the sake of fine-tuning before the quarter-finals Australia need to be pushed. That, though, depends on which Pakistan turn up. They aren't really a side motivated by group positions with their progression safely assured. Still, Australia's bowlers know they'll need to be better than over the last week against a talented, if unpredictable, Pakistan batting line-up. The likes of Ponting, Cameron White and Steven Smith need some time in the middle, too.

Pakistan's bowling attack should provide a proper test even if Shoaib Akhtar doesn't play. Shahid Afridi is having a memorable tournament with the ball and there are plenty of other spin options that could trouble Australia. However, don't be surprised if their unbeaten World Cup record is extended for at least another week.

Team news

Australia are likely to resist the temptation to give any of their squad players a came ahead of the knockout stage. John Hastings is the spare bowling option should they decide to rest a quick but he may have to wait on the sidelines.

Australia (probable) 1 Shane Watson, 2 Brad Haddin (wk), 3 Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Michael Clarke, 5 Cameron White, 6 Michael Hussey, 7 Steven Smith, 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Brett Lee, 10 Jason Krejza, 11 Shaun Tait

Pakistan have a number of options and no one is quite sure which route they'll take. However, it seems likely that Ahmed Shehzad's poor form will cost him his place with Kamran Akmal being moved up to open alongside Mohammad Hafeez. Umar Akmal is fit again and then there's the decision between the steadiness of Wahab Riaz and the match-changing potential of Shoaib Akhtar.

Pakistan (possible) 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Kamran Akmal (wk), 3 Asad Shafiq, 4 Younis Khan, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq, 6 Umar Akmal, 7 Shahid Afridi (capt), 8 Abdul Razzaq, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Abdur Rehman, 11 Wahab Riaz

The pitch

It is a long time since the Colombo pitch was called into use. On the previous occasion, it was slow, with not much bounce in evidence. Considering the spin on the surface, the likes of Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Hafeez and Shahid Afridi would like to have their way with the Australian batting. Quick bowlers, though, need not despair just yet. Lasith Malinga's correct reading of the conditions resulted in a fiery barrage of yorkers which blew Kenya away. Will Lee, Tait and Johnson be able to take a leaf out of his book and adapt in order to extract maximum gain?