Bruised after their 36-run defeat to India, defending champions Australia lock horns with an unpredictable Pakistan in Match 17 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday.

Australia kick-started their campaign with a clinical seven-wicket win over Afghanistan and followed it up with a 15-run drubbing against West Indies, but their winning momentum was halted against a strong India outfit that saw Shikhar Dhawan slam a century in 95 balls that reiterated his form in ICC tournaments. It was also the first time Australia have lost a World Cup game while chasing since 1999.

Pakistan, meanwhile, have a topsy-turvy campaign so far. They were humbled against West Indies by seven wickets but bounced back to pull off an upset against hosts England, winning that match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham by 14 runs. Their next match against Sri Lanka at Bristol was abandoned without a ball bowled.