Australia vs Pakistan – October 20 – ICC Cricket World Cup

Both teams show promising elements in their game but Pakistan, with its recent victories, has a slight edge going into this match.

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Match Details 

Teams: Australia vs Pakistan

Ground: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Series: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Hours of play: 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

Match days: October 20, 2023 – day/night (50-over match)

Australia vs Pakistan Betting Odds

Australia ODIPakistan ODI

Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan Probable Playing XI

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Pakistan Cricket Team

Australia Probable Playing XI

David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood


Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batter for the match between Australia and Pakistan on October 20, 2023, is expected to be Babar Azam from Pakistan. He has been in good form recently and has phenomenal numbers in the format.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

The probable best bowler for the match between Australia and Pakistan on October 20, 2023, is expected to be Shaheen Afridi from Pakistan. He has the ability to move the ball both ways, and his vicious in-swinging deliveries at good pace have always been difficult to deal with.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

Winner TeamResultDateMatch Details
PakistanPakistan won by 9 wickets (with 73 balls remaining)02-Apr-20223rd ODI (D/N), Lahore, Australia tour of Pakistan
PakistanPakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)31-Mar-20222nd ODI (D/N), Lahore, Australia tour of Pakistan
AustraliaAustralia won by 88 runs29-Mar-20221st ODI (D/N), Lahore, Australia tour of Pakistan
AustraliaAustralia won by 41 runs12-Jun-201917th match, Taunton, ICC Cricket World Cup
AustraliaAustralia won by 20 runs31-Mar-20195th ODI (D/N), Dubai (DSC), Pakistan v Australia

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Australia

DateMatch TypeTeamsResult
October 08, 20235th MatchAustralia vs IndiaIndia won by 6 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
September 27, 20233rd ODIAustralia vs IndiaAustralia won by 66 runs
September 24, 20232nd ODIAustralia vs IndiaIndia won by 99 runs (DLS method)
September 22, 20231st ODIAustralia vs IndiaIndia won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
September 17, 20235th ODIAustralia vs South AfricaSouth Africa won by 122 runs

Last 5 Games of Pakistan

DateMatch TypeTeamsResult
October 10, 20238th MatchPakistan vs Sri LankaPakistan won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
October 06, 20232nd MatchPakistan vs NetherlandsPakistan won by 81 runs
September 14, 202311th MatchSuper Four, Pakistan vs Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (DLS method)
September 10, 20239th MatchSuper Four, Pakistan vs IndiaIndia won by 228 runs
September 06, 20237th MatchSuper Four, Pakistan vs BangladeshPakistan won by 7 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)

Prediction Based on Performance

Analyzing the recent performances of both the teams, it’s clear that they have shown distinct strengths. Pakistan has displayed consistent form with victories in four of their last five matches. They’ve shown remarkable versatility and the ability to adapt to varying gameplay conditions, which strengthens their cricket match prediction for the upcoming Australia vs Pakistan match. On the other hand, Australia has been through a rough patch, with only one victory in their last five games. However, their team’s strong batting lineup and stellar bowlers cannot be ignored when considering the match prediction. Despite Pakistan’s recent form, the Australians have proven they can bounce back strongly after defeats. To conclude, both teams show promising elements in their game but Pakistan, with its recent victories, has a slight edge going into this match.

Information About Injuries in Teams 

Here are some injuries in the Australia and Pakistan cricket teams before their match on October 20: 


  • Captain Cummins has a fractured hand
  • Smith has a tendon injury in his wrist
  • Maxwell has an ankle injury
  • Starc has a groin injury
  • Healy is recovering from a calf injury
  • Agar is ruled out
  • Head is injured


  • Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf are injured
  • Shan Masood suffered the blow from a stray shot off the bat of Mohammad Nawaz, who hit a lofted shot while playing against a spinner
  • Naseem Shah is injured and will undergo surgery for a shoulder injury

Australia vs Pakistan: Winning Prediction

Taking into account all the aforementioned factors – recent performance, team form, injuries, and betting odds, the prediction leans slightly towards Pakistan. Despite several injuries, Pakistan has exhibited a robust form recently, registering victories in four out of their last five matches. Their versatile team, coupled with the good form of key players like Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi, gives them a tactical advantage. Australia, despite having some of the finest players in the cricket world, is marred by a string of injuries which might affect their performance. Moreover, their recent form hasn’t been as consistent as their opponents. With the betting odds favoring Australia slightly, it’s going to be a closely contested game.

However, based on the current form and condition of the teams, Pakistan seems to have a slight edge over Australia.

Report About M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Establishment: The stadium was established in May 1969.

Location: It is situated in the heart of the city of Bangalore, flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park, Queen’s Road, Cubbon and uptown MG Road.

Capacity: The stadium has a seating capacity of 40,000

Owner and Operator: The stadium is owned by the Government of Karnataka and operated by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).

Tenants: The stadium is the home ground of the Karnataka state cricket team, Karnataka women’s cricket team, and IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore

Ground Size: The stadium’s ground is one of the smallest international cricket grounds in the world, with sideway boundaries of maximum 50-55 meters and front-rear boundaries of 60-65 meters.

The stadium was formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium. It was later renamed in tribute to Mangalam Chinnaswamy Mudaliar, a lawyer from Mandya and the founding member of the Mysore State Cricket Association. He served the KSCA for four decades and was also president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1977 to 1980.

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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

Rudra Chanda