Afghanistan v Australia, Only ODI, SharjahAustralia To Bat, Maxwell Debuts25-Aug-2012 15:58:00 GMT
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 on Saturday.
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 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.