PAK vs AUS: The second match of the three-Test series between Pakistan and Australia to be played in Karachi is going to start tomorrow i.e. on March 12. In such a situation, a day before the match, Australian captain Pat Cummins has announced the names of those 11 players. Who will take to the field to face the Pakistani team tomorrow?. Veteran fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been given a rest in this match. In his place, Mitchell Swepson has been included in the Test team for the first time. This will be the debut match of the 28-year-old leg-spinner in Test cricket.
It will refresh the memories of Shane Warne
Just a few days ago, Australia’s great leg-spin bowler Shane Warne passed away and now a leg spinner in the Australian team is going to make his Test debut. After which captain Pat Cumming said about Swepson,
“It will be a little special that a player like Swepson will debut tomorrow who has reached here by copying Warne’s action. He has been in the squad for a long time but never got a chance to play. Now he is completely ready.
Karachi pitch will be helpful for spin bowlers
Karachi’s pitch is looking helpful for spin bowlers. Due to this, the Australian team has included 2 spin bowlers in its playing-11. Swepson has been a part of the Australian team for quite some time but, till now he was seen as a backup for Nathan Lyon, but considering the Karachi pitch, Cummins has decided to play both Lyon and Swepson together. The last time before Swepson was in 2009, a leg-spinner named Bryce McGain made his Test debut for Australia in Test cricket.
The first match was a draw
PAK vs AUS: Let us tell you, the Australian team has come on a tour of Pakistan after a long time of 24 years. The first test match played in Rawalpindi ended in a draw. On a flat pitch like the road, there was not much for the bowlers to show their mettle. In the entire 5 days of play, only 14 wickets were taken by both the teams, after which the match referee said this pitch of Rawalpindi to be below average and the Rawalpindi pitch has also been given a demerit point by the ICC.
Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson