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15:41  12 june  2019
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Zampa out as Aussies go for four quicks© Getty Images Adam Zampa Australia have opted for four quicks at the expense of Adam Zampa for their World Cup match against Pakistan, with Shaun Marsh and Kane Richardson called into the team.

Australia lost the toss and will bat first in Taunton, after Marcus Stoinis was earlier ruled out with a side strain on match eve.

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On a green pitch that looks like it will offer plenty to the bowlers under overcast conditions, Australia then made the call to go without Zampa.

Nathan Coulter-Nile has also survived the axe, despite having taken just one wicket for 169 runs across three games, with Jason Behrendorff still overlooked.

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"We're going without a front-line legspinner today," captain Aaron Finch said.

"We considered all options. But with Kane with his death bowling he got the nod ahead of Jason today."

Marsh, who has been in and out of Australia's Test and one-day sides for years, will play his first World Cup match.

Pakistan will also go with four quicks for the match, with young left-armer Shaheen Afridi replacing legspinner Shadab Khan.

There had been fears Wednesday's clash could become the third straight washed out in the tournament, but play is set to start on time following a dry night in Taunton.

The Aussies are looking to rebound from their first loss of the tournament to India after two first-up victories, while Pakistan have had one win, a loss and draw.

AUSTRALIA: Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson.

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir.

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