Australia, led by Pat Cummins, are in good form after beating England 4-0 at the Ashes at home. They could also win the New Year’s Quiz in Sydney if they pick up the last English wicket. With four wins, they are second in the table in the 2021-23 World Test Championship (WTC).
But playing in Pakistan can be a completely different ball game. Most of their players do not have much experience in the Asian country. Usman Khawaja has a lot of experience, having played for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, is third in the 2021-23 WTC scorecard. Back in January, they beat Mominul HaqueBangladesh 2-0 in the bilateral series. Pakistan have not enjoyed much success against the Aussies in recent years, but playing at home could give them an advantage.
The home team faced a number of blows before the start of the series. Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf injured, then Mohammad Wasim Jr and Iftikhar Ahmed had to enlist. Later, Haris Rauf tested positive for COVID-19 and team management added Naseem Shah to the team.
Details of the match Pakistan vs Australia
Match: Pakistan vs Australia, First Test
Date and time: March 4, 2022; 10:30am IST
Meetings: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Report Pitch Pakistan vs Australia
Back in 2020, Naseem Shah scored a hat-trick against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi, meaning tempo drivers should get some help from the surface. As the game moves, the spinners can also come into play. Winning the toss and hit the ball first should be the way forward.
Pakistan vs Australia Weather Report
The playing conditions on the first day will be clear, but there will be cloud cover from the second day onwards. There is a chance of rain on Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday, the weather is again forecast to be clear. The temperature will be around 21 degrees Celsius.
Pakistan vs Australia XIs can play
Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar AliBabar Azam (C), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Sajid Khan, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah / Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zahid Mahmood
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis HeadAlex Carey (week), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Predict the match Pakistan vs Australia
Pakistan plays quite well at home recently. The Australians may find it difficult to deal with their vortex attack. Pakistan will enter the match as a light favorite.
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