First #PakvsAus Test is scheduled to begin from coming Thursday. So, here is a look at the playing XI that Shan Masood is likely to field during his first Test as the captain of Pakistan men’s cricket team. It is also worth mentioning here that the men in green last won a Test in Australia during the year 1995.
#PakvsAus: Batters And Wicket-keeper That Shan Masood Is Likely To Select
As already indicated by Shan, Pakistan is likely to stick with Sarfaraz Ahmed as the country’s first choice wicket-keeper in the longest format of the game. Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Salman Ali Agha and Saud Shakeel are also likely to retain their place.
Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Mohd. Wasim are almost certain to play as Pakistan’s pacers in Perth, the wicket of which is known for assistance to the pacemen.
Following Abrar Ahmed’s injury, Pakistan are likely to select Nouman Ali. Nevertheless, the green shirts might as well decide in favour of playing all-rounder, Faheem Ashraf and ask Salman Ali Agha and Saud Shakeel to bowl as part time spinners instead.