BRISBANE: The first Test between Pakistan and Australia will commence tomorrow on Thursday, December 15, at Gabba, Brisbane. Here’s the expected lineup Thenewstribe.com has thought through.
The match is scheduled to begin at 08:00 AM according to PST | at 13:00 local | 03:00 GMT.
Pakistan team reached Brisbane on Monday and started training sessions. Just a day before the match, a controversy erupted as Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz had a scuffle during the practice session. The event was unfortunately overhyped more by Pakistan media than International media.
However, the duo soon made peace and released a video on social media claiming there was nothing such between the two as the press reported.
With the return of skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and wrist spinner Yasir Shah, who were both missing from Pakistan’s previous Test XI against New Zealand, Pakistan will be a stronger than they were in 2nd New Zealand Test.
Pakistan (probable squad): 1 Sami Aslam, 2 Azhar Ali, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Younis Khan, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), 6 Asad Shafiq, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Yasir Shah, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Rahat Ali
Australia are set to take an unchanged team into the Gabba Test following their victory, also with the pink ball, over South Africa in Adelaide.
Australia (probable squad): 1 Matt Renshaw, 2 David Warner, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith (capt), 5 Peter Handscomb, 6 Nic Maddinson, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Josh Hazlewood, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Jackson Bird