Fact : Australian cricket team has not toured Pakistan since 1998. Australia vs Pakistan 2002 fixtures were played in Colombo and Sharjah.
News : Australia refused to tour Pakistan in 2008 as well, due to security reasons, and now a one day international series between the two countries will be played in Middle East in months of April and May 2009. To be precise, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and at Dubai Sports city in Dubai, a brand new cricket stadium which will be hosting its first International match.
Schedule : 1st ODI on 22nd April and 2nd ODI on 24 April at Dubai Sports ground, then 3rd ODI on 27 April followed by 4th ODI on 1st May and 5th ODI on 4th May 2009 at Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. Note that there's also a Pakistan vs Australia Twenty20 International on 7th at May 2009 at Dubai sports stadium.
Live Telecast Channels : See list of sports channels showing this Pakistan-australia ODI series. Taj TV channel Tensports, the official broadcaster of Pakistan cricket, holds the local TV rights.
Match Start Time : All ODIs will be played as Day-Night games and hence, they'll start 3.30pm Pakistan time, 4pm India time, 8pm Sydney/Melbourne time, 11am UK. All country match start time table.
Tickets : How can you buy Pakistan vs Australia ODI match tickets at Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi and Dubai sports stadium? Read this article.
Squad : Pakistan squad includes Shoaib Akhtar after a gap while Younus Khan is their captain.
Squad : Australia Squad includes troubled all rounder Andrew Symonds while Brett Lee makes a comeback. Michael Clarke is captain as Ricky Ponting takes a break.
Grounds : As I said, Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Sports City ground in Dubai will host all of Pakistan-Australia one day internationals and the T20 match as well.
Live Score cards : Itsolycricket bring you latest score every 10 minutes but various live cricket scoring web sites and text commentary will be covering this Pakistan vs Australia odi as well.
Pictures : Not all, not the best ones, but some of Pak v Aus cricket new photos will be available on yahoo images, ESPN images.
News : The best way to find any cricket news, is google news, and this pakistan-australia odi series will be no different.
Records : Pakistan and Australia have played 74 one dayers, 43 going to Aussies and 27 for Pakistan with 1 tied and 3 no result. As for T20s, Pakistan won the only encounter between the two nations back at Johannesburg on 18 September in 2007 Twenty20 world cup. More detailed Aus v Pak records to be released soon.
Match Highlights : Highlights will be available on various TV channels who will be showing live action and replays later on in the day. itsonlycricket is still looking for perfect way to watch australia-pakistan cricket match highlights online though internet.
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