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Pak vs Aus: 56 off 10
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Pak vs Aus: 56 off 10

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Warner and Finch are off to a positive start against Pakistan. Pakistan brought in an extra paceman in Shaheen Shah Afridi and dropped leg-spinner Shadeeb Khan in the only change to the side while Australia made two changes to the side.

With a win in this match, Australia can manage to remain in the top-four on the points table. On the other hand, Pakistan who shared a point with Sri Lanka after Bristol tie was abandoned due to rain on Friday hope rain will not interrupt today’s game.

The weather is expected to play a big role in the Australia-Pakistan encounter as cloudy weather conditions are forecast throughout the day. Though the chances of rain are less in the morning, light showers are expected in the afternoon that could result in interruptions.

Australia face a challenge in replacing injured all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. After claiming two wickets in the match with India, Stoinis suffered a side strain to go out of contention for Pakistan encounter.

Middle-order batsman Shaun Marsh might make a cut if Australia wish to play an extra batsman in place of the all-rounder. However, Kane Richardson comes as another alternative in shape of a complete fast bowler and batting tail-ender.

Pakistan is expected to play an unchanged XI as the match against Sri Lanka was washed out without a ball being bowled in Bristol.