Australia Announce Test Squad For Historic Pakistan Tour | Australia Squad For Pakistan Test Series
For their forthcoming tour to Pakistan, Australia has introduced three spin options. The 18-man roster announced for the Test series includes Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, and Nathan Lyon. After 1998, this is the first time Australia has visited Pakistan for a series.
Following Justin Langer’s resignation, Andrew McDonald will act as the team’s interim head coach. After a successful Ashes campaign, there are no significant surprises in the Pat Cummins-led Australian lineup. Cricket Australia has decided to restrict Jhye Richardson’s workload because to his injury history, thus he will miss the tour.
Along with Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Scott Boland, Michael Neser is part of a five-man pace assault. Mitchell Marsh has been added to the team as an all-rounder, while Josh Inglis has been included as the second wicket-keeper.
“Given how long it’s been since Australia was last in Pakistan, this squad covers all situations, including the circumstances,” national selector George Bailey said.
“After the excellent home Ashes Series, this is a wonderful first-up task for the group with several subcontinent tours and a one-day World Cup in India on the horizon.” It’s also a historic tour, given how long it’s been since an Australian team has visited Pakistan,” he added.
As previously reported, none of the players have withdrawn from the trip. The Australian Cricketers’ Association, on the other hand, anticipates a few players to withdraw at the last minute due to security concerns.
Australia Squad For Pakistan Test Series
Pat Cummins (c), David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (vc), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson
Revised Schedule of Australia’s Tour of Pakistan 2022:
27 Feb – Arrival in Islamabad
4-8 Mar – 1st Test, Rawalpindi
12-16 Mar – 2nd Test, Karachi
21-25 Mar – 3rd Test, Lahore
29 Mar – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
31 Mar – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
2 April – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
5 Apr – one-off T20I, Rawalpindi
6 Apr – Departure