For Pakistan, there are no warning signs but they have conceded positions of strength in batting twice now in the series and will be aiming to do better in that regard and finish the series on a high.
For Pakistan, there are no warning signs but they have conceded positions of strength in batting twice now in the series and will be aiming to do better in that regard and finish the series on a high.

Aaron Finch has been named as the Australia captain for the three-match ODI series against South Africa starting November 4, but before that, Finch, the T20I captain, has one more assignment as Australia take on Pakistan in the 3rd and the final T20I at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on Sunday.

Australia have already conceded the series, losing the 2nd T20I by 11 runs after imploding in the 1st T20I. However, Australia can take heart from the the fact they put up a better performance all-round in the second T20I with Nathan Coulter-Nile and Billy Stanlake getting among the wickets and Big Show Glenn Maxwell hitting a belligerent 37-ball 52 to get their team close.

For Pakistan, there are no warning signs but they have conceded positions of strength in batting twice now in the series and will be aiming to do better in that regard and finish the series on a high. After claiming their 10th straight T20I series win, a clean sweep will be the icing on the cake for the No.1-ranked T20I.

Date: October 27, 2018

Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai

Date and Time: Sunday, 2130 IST

Weather: A few clouds with a maximum temperature of 32 degrees

Team News

Pakistan

Chasing a clean sweep, Pakistan may choose to go with an unchanged XI. However, Big-hitting Asif Ali has flattered to deceive in the first to T20Is, getting out for two and nine and that might prompt Pakistan to bring back 22-year-old allrounder Hussain Talat, who played in the first game before being dropped. The bowlers have been marvellous so far and Sarfraz Ahmed is likely to play with the same bowling unit.

Probable XI: 1. Fakhar Zaman, 2 Babar Azam, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Hussain Talat, 5 Shoaib Malik 6 Faheem Ashraf, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt/wk), 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Imad Wasim, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Imad Wasim

Australia

Australia don t have much to choose from the 14-member squad and the only change they could make is to get in Nathan Lyon, who had good Test series, in place of wrist spinner Adam Zampa. Mitchell Marsh, drafted in for the 2nd T20I will in all likelyhood retain his place so will the misfiring top-order duo of D Arcy Short and Chris Lynn.

Probable XI: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 Darcy Short, 3 Chris Lynn, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Mitchell Marsh, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Ben McDermott 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9 Nathan Lyon, 10 Andrew Tye, 11 Billy Stanlake