Australia Announced Test Squad for Pakistan, Maxwell Out
The Australian team has been announced Test squad for Pakistan. Glenn Maxwell and Peter Handscombe have not been in the squad, while Aaron Finch and Peter Siddle have been included in the team. Apart from this, 5 new players in the Australian team have also been given the place. Michael Neser, Brendon Doggett, Maran Labuschagne and Travis Head have been included in the team. Aaron Finch has been selected for the first time in the Australian Test team.
Australian national selector Trevor Hones said that there has been considerable change in the team due to not being available to many big players. We are confident that the team selected is capable of performing well against Pakistan. Many players in the team have experience in Test cricket, so many players are playing quite a first-class match. Looking at the circumstances of the UAE, these teams are well on all scales. We have selected 4 main fast bowlers and 3 spinners. Apart from this, Mitchell Marsh will play all-rounder. There are several batsmen who are able to bowl part-time spin in the team.
Significantly, the first Test between Pakistan and Australia will be played from October 7 and the second match will be played from October 16. After the Test series, the T Twenty series will be played between the Pak vs Aus. In the Australian team, the players have been given more preference, who have done well in the unofficial Test series against India A.
Fast bowler Peter Siddle has been named in the Australian team. Siddle played Test cricket for the last time in November 2016. Siddle has achieved 211 wickets in 62 Tests. For the first time in Australia, Australia has given place to five such players who have never played Test cricket. She has started a new era this year after the tampering incident in South Africa.
After the suspension of Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft on the role in the ball tampering episode, the selectors selected the Test team for the first time. Apart from Queensland’s Michael Nestor, Brendon Doggett and Marnas Lubushen, there are players from the Australian team who can get a chance to make a Test debut, Travis Head of South Australia and Aaron Finch of Victoria.
Australia has given place to five such players who have not played Test cricket for the first time in their chosen Test team after ball tampering in Africa this year. Following the suspension of Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft on the role in the ball tampering episode, the selectors selected the Test team for the first time.
Apart from this, pace bowler Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins will not be able to play in the two-Test series against Pakistan in the UAE, which has made Australia the weakest team in the past several years. Those players in the Australian team can get a chance to make a Test debut.
Apart from Michael Nesser of Queensland, Brendan Dougatt and Marines Lubushen, Travis Head of South Australia and Aaron Finch of Victoria. Tim Paine Captain of the Aussies Cricket team. The first Test against Pakistan will be played in Dubai from October 7, while the second Test will be played in Abu Dhabi from October 16.
Australia’s Test squad:
Tim Paine (captain), Ashton Agar, Brendon Doggett, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, John Holland, Usman Khawaja, Maran Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Renshaw, Shaun Marsh, Michael Neser, Peter Siddle, and Mitchell Starc.