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AUS vs PAK 1st Test: Australia ready for the first test against Pakistan, playing 11 announced

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AUS vs PAK 1st Test: The first match of the Test series between Pakistan and Australia will be played tomorrow i.e. from Thursday. Pakistan team is currently at the first position in the World Test Championship rankings, while the defending champions are at fifth position. The Australian team is in a very strong position in this series. Whereas Pakistan will take the field with a new captain, this series is expected to be full of thrill for the fans. Meanwhile, the Australian team has announced its playing 11 for the first match. Along with this, he has also made a player the vice-captain.

This player was made vice-captain

The Australian team has not taken any surprising decision in its playing 11 against Pakistan. Travis Head has been re-appointed Australia’s Test vice-captain. Head, who led Australia to the World Cup final match last month, has been named as co-vice-captain alongside Steve Smith, although Cummins In the absence of Smith, he will remain the first choice to take over the reins of captaincy. Head had earlier been the vice-captain of the Test team during the era of Tim Paine. The playing 11 of the Australian team was largely as expected.

There has been just one change from the recent squad that played in the Ashes final at The Oval in August, with a fit-again Nathan Lyon returning in place of Todd Murphy. The big three fast bowlers like Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will reunite and David Warner will open the batting. Warner will retire after the last match of this series in Sydney. Mitch Marsh will play in a Test in front of his home crowd and at Perth Stadium for the first time.

Australian team’s playing XI

David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

australia vs pakistan test series

  • First Test: 14-18 December, Perth Stadium
  • Second Test: 26-30 December, MCG
  • Third Test: 3-7 January, SCG

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