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Pakistan vs Australia World Cup Match: Why players wearing black armbands?

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TAUNTON: Pakistan players are wearing black armbands in their World Cup match against Australia World Cup today (Wednesday).

They are wearing the black armbands to mourn the deaths of former teammate Akhtar Sarfaraz and ex-Test umpire Riazuddin.

Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first against Australia.

Playing XI
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi

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