Scotland coach Andy Moles is convinced his side can follow the example of Bangladesh by humbling Australia in the one-day match at the Grange today.
Ricky Ponting's squad, holders of the Ashes, have travelled north of the border after the enthralling third Test match ended at Old Trafford on Monday when, nine wickets down, they drew to leave the series level at 1-1.
Fast bowlers Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath, leg-spinner Shane Warne, opener Matthew Hayden and middleorder batsman Michael Clarke are expected to miss today's match. But, after the Australians' stunning five-wicket defeat by Bangladesh in June, Moles, the former Warwickshire opening batsman, is convinced his team can cause an upset.
He said: "It is a huge fixture but Bangladesh proved that underdogs can win - anything can happen in sport.
"We are looking for the team to show passion and pride of playing for their country.
"We want to compete with them and cause them problems. We have some very good players with a point to prove.
"We will play them in the World Cup so there is an opportunity for the Scottish players and everybody else in Scotland to see the level we're at.
"They will be fired up to make sure they never experience the feelings they had after the Bangladesh game but we'll be looking to ensure they do."
But Moles says it is already a dream for his semiprofessionals to play in such a prestigious match, adding: "It is really important because the game is on television and many people will be watching.
"In the evening, these guys don't go home to loved ones and do the things that normal young people do.
"They give up two or three months up in the winter to train hard and work on their skills in their own time.
" They are semi-professionals and are playing the number one team in the world."