Australia Announce Full Squad For Historic Tour of Pakistan
Australia Squad For Pakistan Tour: The big news for Australia is that Josh Hazlewood is back from injury, Scott Boland retains his spot in the side after a dream Ashes series.
Melbourne: Following the resignation of coach Justin Langer, Cricket Australia has finally announced a full squad for the historic tour of Pakistan. The big news for Australia is that Josh Hazlewood is back from injury, Scott Boland retains his spot in the side after a dream Ashes series.
No Australian team has traveled to Pakistan since 1998 and hence that adds to the charm.
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“This squad covers for all scenarios including the conditions given it has been such a long time since Australia was last in Pakistan,” said selector George Bailey.
“With several sub-continent tours and a one-day World Cup in India on the near horizon, this is a great first-up challenge for the group after the successful home Ashes series.”
“It’s also a very historic tour given the length of time since an Australian side last toured Pakistan.”
“Lot of happiness but there is a tinge of ‘we’ve seen this before’ – especially considering what happened with New Zealand,” said Amir Husain, editor of pakpassion.net while speaking exclusively to india.com.
Australia Test squad: Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner
Australia will play three Tests, three ODIs and a one-off T20I. All the matches will be played in Rawalpindi except the second and third Test scheduled to take place in Karachi and Lahore.
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