Australia vs Pakistan contests have always made way for plenty of excitement. So, here is a look at the Australian squad for the two match Test series against the green shirts that was announced by Cricket Australia yesterday.
So, Who Are The 14 Members?
The 14 member Test squad includes David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Cameron Bancroft, Tim Paine (capt & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson and Michael Neser.
How Strong Is The Squad?
While there is no doubt about Australia’s bowling strength; their batting sure looks vulnerable to a certain degree. David Warner hasn’t done too well off late in the longest format of the game and Joe Burns, Travis Head, Mattew Wade, Cameron Bancroft and skipper Tim Paine aren’t as consistent as one would want them to be. Nevertheless, Steven Smith alone is a handful these days and few hours of batting from him can actually take games away from oppositions.
So, Who Has A Better Chance During The Australia vs Pakistan Test Series?
Pakistan has literally lost every Test match that they have played in Australia during the last 20 years. So, there is no doubt that Australians will be the favourites during the two match rubber. Still, Pakistan is an unpredictable team and has a long history of doing well when nobody expects them to!