AUS vs PAK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 20, 2023

Australia and Pakistan will contest the 18th match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The Aussies are currently in the bottom half of the tournament's 10-team standings, while Pakistan are holding onto a top-five position.

Let's see what the betting odds and cricket markets have in store for this fixture, as the five-time World Cup champions Australians face 1992 winners Pakistan in Bengaluru, India

Australia vs Pakistan head-to-head record

Australia have three wins to Pakistan's two in their last five ODI meetings. The Aussies have not beaten Pakistan in this format of the international game since March 2022.

Australia vs Pakistan live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this match and the rest of the 2023 Cricket World Cup on the Star Sports Network and their Disney+ Hotstar streaming app. This is a great way to watch cricket live online from India. The tournament is also being broadcast on free-to-air channels by Doordarshan in India.

AUS vs PAK Team Previews


Australia lost to India and South Africa before beating Sri Lanka to get off the mark at this tournament. Their pursuit of a record sixth Cricket World Cup title hasn't had a promising start, but a second successive win - this time over Pakistan - could rectify that push.

Australia had collected two totals under 200 before playing Sri Lanka - and even then required a mere 210 to win the match. Only one of their batters - Marnus Labuschagne - has reached 100 runs or more in three innings this tournament. David Warner is averaging 21.66 here and Steven Smith fell for a duck in the previous match.

While big questions hang over their batting resources, the Australians' bowling department has been relatively formidable this season. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa took four wickets for a Player of the Match performance against Sri Lanka. He, alongside Glenn Maxwell, will likely be the Aussies' only slow bowlers in this match as well.

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood make for a solid seam combination - and have shared nine wickets this tournament. They could capitalise in conducive conditions in Bengaluru. Marcus Stoinis will likely play ahead of fellow all-rounder Cameron Green again - and Josh Inglis should retain his place ahead of fellow wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey.

Australia Playing 11

David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.


Pakistan started this World Cup well with wins over Sri Lanka and Netherlands, but have since slipped to defeat to India. They have plenty of expectation to justify, but are also prone to disappointing, especially when there is so much on the line in big matches against old rivals.

Hasan Ali has emerged as their chief wicket-taker in India so far. He was a late addition to the squad as a replacement for the injured Naseem Shah, but has evolved into a key member of the first-choice playing XI. Ali has taken seven wickets in three matches in this tournament - a prolific ratio in ODI cricket.

Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan should be at the fore of their batting ambition again. He is the leading run-scorer overall at this tournament, having collected 248 in three innings with scores of 68, 131 not out and 49. He also hit a century in a World Cup warm-up match against New Zealand.

Team director Mickey Arthur has all but insisted Pakistan be less timid with the bat. We might witness a corrected, aggressive approach - in part or entirely - against the Australians. With Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq at hand, too, this shouldn't be too tough a request from Arthur.

Pakistan Playing 11

Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.

AUS vs PAK Toss Prediction

The toss-winning captain opted to field first in 10 of the first 14 matches of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The last 10 ODIs at this ground have produced an even split of five teams for the team batting first and five for the team batting second.

The team to win the toss here will likely choose to bowl first. The trend this tournament has largely seen teams wanting to know their target early and chase it later. This choice is not necessarily made regardless of conditions, but is obviously influenced by the general pattern.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a relatively high-scoring venue. The last three first-innings scores in ODI cricket here were 383, 334 and 286. The ground was the scene of Rohit Sharma's ODI double-century against Australia in 2013.

Maxwell and Hazlewood will know the ground well, having played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. The M Chinnaswamy Stadium is home to RCB.

Australia and Pakistan have not played an ODI here since 2020 and 1999, respectively. The Aussies have three wins from their last five ODIs at this venue, but two were against minnows Canada and Kenya.

This ground, like most others being used for this World Cup, can be good for spin. It's well worth playing at least two specialist spinners here. One might even open the bowling, or at least be deployed during the opening powerplay.

Weather-wise, there is little to no rain predicted in the days prior to this match - and on matchday. Temperatures and humidity levels will be characteristically high of Bengaluru.

AUS vs PAK Betting Tips

Australia possibly have more momentum than Pakistan here. Australia recently beat Sri Lanka. Pakistan recently lost to India.

This should be a particularly strong contest between Australia's batters against Pakistan's bowlers. The decision at the toss and conditions will have a big say.

Australia, who are priced as the favourites at 1.51, should take this contest rather than Pakistan, who are offered as 2.48 underdogs.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Marnus Labuschagne to be top Australia batter



Labuschagne is Australia's leading run-scorer in this World Cup and, most recently, hit 40 against Sri Lanka. He is a good pick to be the team's top batter in this match.

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    Hasan Ali to be top Pakistan bowler



Ali is Pakistan's leading wicket-taker in this tournament. He has seven wickets in three matches. That's an average of more than two wickets per match.

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    Glenn Maxwell to be Player of the Match



All-rounders are often promising selections in Player of the Match markets. They can do well with the bat and ball. Maxwell knows this venue well. He has played several matches for RCB here. He could capitalise on the conditions as a batter and bowler.

Today Match Prediction

Australia To Win the Match, 1.57

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Who will win AUS vs PAK

Australia 65.05% (268)
Pakistan 34.95% (144)
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