PCS Announces Squad for Series Against World Champions Australia

PCS Announces Squad for Series Against World Champions Australia

World Test Championship finalists Australia will protest off their home summer with a three-match Test series against Pakistan commencing in December. After the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India at the end of this time, Australia will stay back to face the Men in Blue in a bilateral white-ball series. The Test series against Pakistan, which will be a part of the coming cycle of the World Test Championship, commences in Perth on December 14 before they head to the MCG for the traditional Boxing Day Test. The series will crown at the SCG in the new time of 2024.

The new Chief Selector, Wahab Riaz, has announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming red-ball series against Australia.The Green Shirts will tour Australia, where they will play a three-test series against Australia. The tour also includes a warm-up match against the Prime Minister’s XI.

Shan Masood has been recently appointed as the captain for the red-ball format following Babar’s abdication from the captaincy. He’ll lead the public platoon in the pivotal test series against Australia. Naseem Shah is presently recovering from his injury, which caused him to miss the World Cup 2023. Unfortunately, he’ll also be unapproachable for the forthcoming Australia stint. Shaheen Afridi will lead the pace attack alongside Hasan Ali.

The first Test match between Pakistan and Australia is set to start off at 720 AM in Pakistan on December 14. The posterior two Tests, as well as a 4- day warm-up match, are slated to begin at 430 AM. The largely anticipated Boxing Day Test between the two brigades is listed to unfold at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground from December 26 to December 30. The third and concluding match is poised to take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground, commencing on January 3, 2024.

Here is the schedule for Pakistan’s tour of Australia in 2023–24.

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