Out of three matches these two sides played so far, Australia and Pakistan won matches, 1 and 2 respectively. This means Pakistan have some upper hand over Australia. However, the bowling attack of Australia looks somewhat better than that of Pakistan. Both, Australia and Pakistan playing for two crucial points. If Australia loses this World Cup ODI, it would be pushed back from number 6 position on the points table to number 8. Pakistan would still be at number 4 even if they lose. But the 2023 World Cup in India, is challenging for every team, and so Pakistan would try hard to win this encounter.
Without Naseem Shah, Pakistan is not that formidable in their bowling department. Australia have edge because even Adam Zampa also joining their wicket-taking Aussie bowlers, and started bowling with impeccable line and length. M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, is very good track for the batters and would definitely, a belter. The bowlers would be happy if they bowl economically. The economy of top 4 bowlers from both Australia and Pakistan would be higher than 5 runs per over. Any bowler, who bowls at a rate, less than 5, would be the key for the team, to be among one of the match-winners.
Pakistan would likely to give another chance to Haris Rauf, who is not bowling well. But in this, high-scoring track, Rauf would play a key role to bowl at his strength by correcting his line and length. Australia and Pakistan playing this encounter by having played some good cricket in their past 3 matches each. This match is considered to be one of the BIG games, in this 2023 World Cup in India.