Australia bat against Afghanistan at Sharjah

Dashing allrounder Glenn Maxwell was given a debut as Australia won the toss and decided to bat in the first-ever one-day against Afghanistan at Sharjah Stadium here on Saturday.

By (AFP)

Published: Sat 25 Aug 2012, 7:58 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:33 PM

The 23-year-old becomes Australia’s 196 capped player in all one-day internationals, having impressed in Australian domestic cricket with his hard hitting batting.

Afghanistan, an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2001, is playing their second one-day against a full ICC member after having played their first against Pakistan here in February this year.

Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), David Warner, George Bailey, Xavier Doherty, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc.

Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal (capt), Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shehzad, Karim Sadiq, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shinwarai, Javed Ahmedi, Najeebullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Dowlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran.

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL) and Shozaib Raza (PAK)

TV umpire: Zameer Haider (PAK)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

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