Australia vs Afghanistan ODI cricket live score & streaming info
Afghanistan will clash with mighty Australia in the only ODI at Sharjah on August 25, 2012. The match will start at 18:00 local, 14:00 GMT. See live scorecard.
This will be Afghanistan's second ODI against an ICC full member, they lost their first match to Pakistan in Sharjah in February . The match is organized to help the development of the Afghanistan team.Watch live streaming.
Australia named their final XI ahead of time. Maxwell will make his ODI debut and captain Clarke has promoted himself to No.3.
The four players to miss out from within the squad were Callum Ferguson, Daniel Christian, Steven Smith and Alister McDermott.
Afghanistan have an impressive ODI record, having won 12 of the 22 matches they have played. Australia's captain Michael Clarke said, "They've played a lot of cricket over the last couple of weeks in preparation for the T20 World Cup. It's an opportunity for them to come out with nothing to lose and plenty to gain."
The squads are as below:
Afghanistan : 1 Karim Sadiq, 2 Javed Ahmadi, 3 Mohammad Shahzad, 4 Nawroz Mangal, 5 Najibullah Zadran, 6 Mohammad Nabi, 7 Asghar Stanikzai, 8 Samiullah Shenwari, 9 Gulbodin Naib, 10 Dawlat Zadran, 11 Shapoor Zadran.
Australia 1 Matthew Wade, 2 Dave Warner, 3 Michael Clarke, 4 Michael Hussey, 5 David Hussey, 6 George Bailey, 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 James Pattinson, 11 Xavier Doherty.