AUS Playing 11: The Australia team will face off against Pakistan in the 2nd fixture of 3 Test series at National Stadium, Karachi starting March 12. The Australia team had an average start to their first series after the 1998 tour of in Pakistan.
The Australian team got the support from the likes of their top 4 batsmen, Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, and Steve Smith, who posed a strong resistance to the opposition bowlers. While, the bowlers produced disappointing performances, with Lyon, Cummins, and Labuschagne being the wicket takers in the 1st innings. They could not get a breakthrough in the 2nd innings and need to come out with a better plan in this fixture.
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1. David Warner
2. Usman Khawaja
3. Marnus Labuschagne
4. Steven Smith
5. Travis Head
6. Cameron Green
7. Alex Carey (wk)
8. Pat Cummins (c)
9. Mitchell Starc
10. Nathan Lyon
11. Josh Hazlewood/ Mitchell Swepson
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Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner
1. Marnus Labuschagne Stats in Tests
The player is in sublime form in the test matches and has displayed terrific consistency for the last few years. In the last fixture, he contributed 90 and has amassed a total of 518 runs in 5 matches against Pakistan in test cricket.
2. Usman Khawaja Stats in Tests
The player with fine expertise to play spinners as well as fast bowlers equally well is one of the best picks for the 2nd test from Australia. In 6 apperances against Pakistan in longest format of the game, Usman has piled up close to 600 runs at an average of 74.12
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