The governing body of Australian cricket has decided and confirmed that they will travel to Pakistan to play the One Day International matches bilateral series in the month of March-April 2022. Pakistan vs Australia ODI series 2022 will be an integral part of the 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. It is good news for Pakistan cricket that the Australian cricket board has permitted their team members to visit Pakistan for the ODI series as New Zealand has already canceled a tournament against Pakistan’s home ground due to some security issues.
The ODI series will start with the first ODI match at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on 29 March 2022, the second and third ODI will be held at the same venue on 31 March and 2 April 2022.
Most probably, the Australian cricket team will come to Pakistan under the leadership of Aaron Finch and Babar Azam will be the leader of the Pakistan ODI squad. The Pakistani skipper is the number 1 ODI batsman in the limited-over game, on the other hand, Aaron Finch is at the number 5th position. The Pakistani players have improved a lot in their performance when Babar came in the power as a captain. The team is looking well balanced with skilled number 1 batsmen and talented bowlers like Shaheen Afridi and others. Pakistan is all set to give a tough competition to Australia in the upcoming ODI series.
Presently, Australia is standing at the number 3rd position in the ICC ODI team ranking and Pakistan is the number 6th position. But playing against Pakistan at the home ground of Pakistan will not be straightforward for Australia as they will visit Pakistan after a long interval of 24 years. Pakistan does not have a good winning record against Australia in One Day International and Australia has dominated Pakistan many times. As of November 2021, both the teams have faced each other in 104 one-day internationals where Australia got triumph in 68 ODIs and Pakistan could win only 32 matches that show Australia has ruled over Pakistan in ODI. Pakistan has played 936 ODI in which they have gotten victory in 490 matches, lost 417 matches with matches that have been tied and 20 ODIs ended up without any outcome. It will be interesting to watch how Australia will perform in Pakistan’s homeland after 24 years.