Aussies bat first in T20 tri-series final

Oliver Caffrey

Australia will bat first in their Twenty20 tri-series final against Pakistan after captain Aaron Finch won the toss.

D'Arcy Short has been recalled for the decider after being dropped for Australia's final group clash with Zimbabwe on Friday.

Short will take the place of Nic Maddinson at No.5 and not his customary role at the top of the order, with wicketkeeper Alex Carey to continue opening with Finch.

The teams split the two group games of the tournament in Zimbabwe, with Pakistan powering to a 45-run win on Thursday.

AUSTRALIA: Aaron Finch (capt), Alex Carey (wk), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, D'Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Jack Wildermuth, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake.

PAKISTAN: Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi.