Ahead of the ODI series against Pakistan, Australia has suffered another blow and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has also suffered an injury.
According to media reports, the series is part of a 13-team ODI Super League with 10 points per match. The top seven teams will automatically qualify for next year’s World Cup.
Australia is currently ranked seventh and Pakistan tenth, while India has already qualified as the host.
Australia’s David Warner, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood and Steven Smith have been ruled out of the series for a variety of reasons, and now Mitchell Marsh has suffered a setback.
All five players who were eliminated from the ODI series took part in the three-Test series against Pakistan.
Captain Aaron Finch fears Mitchell Marsh will miss the ODI series.
Mitchell injured his hip muscles during a fielding drill on Sunday. We have to wait and see, but looking at what they were feeling yesterday, it doesn’t look like they will be able to play the series. “
The Australian captain hopes that newcomers Sean Abbott, Ben Davashius, Nathan Elle, Josh England and Ben McDermott will play well despite their lack of experience.
Pakistan has not won a one-day series against Australia since 2002.
Pakistan opener Fakhr Zaman says that his team wants to get 30 points from this series.
“Their big players are not playing and that makes a difference, but they are an international team and we can’t take that as an easy target, because Australia can play in all kinds of situations.”
The first ODI of the three-match series between Pakistan and Australia will be played on Tuesday, the second on Thursday and the third on Saturday.