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Pakistan is the biggest concern in this world cup along with England. These two were considered to be contenders of quarter finals and now we can see them in real danger of getting eliminated. Talking about Pakistan, they somehow managed a win against Zimbabwe to open their points account. All they now need to do is win all the left out matches which also includes one against South Africa. Daunting task ahead. Before that they will lock horns against UAE today at Napier in New Zealand. The other match for the day is also highly important for a team like Australia. They are almost in a must win situation to climb up the points tally. Australia vs Afghanistan match will take place at Perth on a bouncy track. Watch both matches live telecast and streaming on Star Sports HD network in India.
Pakistan are due for a big win and this could be their day. UAE isn't an easy team to beat but Pakistan have regained some confidence after winning a close encounter against Zimbabwe. Misbah has received another set of criticism from lot of cricket fans for his style of batting, but one should understand he is one of the most important factors contributing to recent Pakistan wins.
UAE on the other hand has lost all their matches so far and they would like to return home with some glory. If they manage to beat Pakistan today, that would almost be curtains to Pakistan's hopes of entering the quarter finals.
There is a possibility of showers here in Napier. Otherwise it has always been a track to win the toss and bat first. Pakistan would love to bat first and post a big total and wrap up the UAE innings as soon as possible.
Australia, considered to be the strongest favourites for this world cup and lingering in the middle of Group A points tally. They played three matches, won one, lost one and one was washed out. Australia were bowled out for a low total against New Zealand. Starc somehow managed to take the match to the wire but New Zealand clinched a one wicket victory.
Australia needs to get out of the agonising loss against the neighbours and get back to their winning ways. They need a big win to improve their Net Run Rate. Although Afghanistan loved their first even world cup win over Scotland, they are well aware of the strength of mighty Australian cricket team.
Pat Cummins suffered a side strain and would sit out for this match. Meanwhile James Faulkner has declared himself fit so we need to see whether he plays or not. The team would be in no mood to take Afghanistan lightly as they are in need of a big victory.
Let us see how the points tally would shuffle after today's matches.