The Pakistan Test Squad, set for a three-match series against Australia from December 2023 to January 2024, has been named by chief selector Wahab Riaz. They’re all geared up to depart on November 30, heading to Sydney at 3 am local time.
The journey, spanning around 10-12 hours, will see them resting briefly in Sydney before heading to Canberra. There, they’re scheduled for a four-day match against Australia’s Prime Minister XI at Manuka Oval from December 6-9.
Before their departure, the squad underwent a four-day training camp in Rawalpindi, taking a break on Monday.
The camp relocates to the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on November 28. Training sessions are scheduled from 11 am to 2:30 pm, followed by Team Director Mohammad Hafeez addressing the media in Lahore.
This tour marks Pakistan’s return to Australia for Test cricket since their challenging series in 2019, where they faced a 2-0 defeat under Azhar Ali’s captaincy.
Notably, Pakistan has never secured a Test series win in Australia throughout their cricket history.
The squad, led by Shan Masood, includes a mix of experienced and young talents like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi. The schedule includes a four-day match in Canberra followed by three Test matches in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney, starting from December 14.
The Australian tour holds much anticipation for Pakistani cricket fans, eager to see their team create history by clinching their first-ever Test series victory on Australian soil.
The Pakistan squad for the Australia Tests :
- Shan Masood (Captain)
- Aamir Jamal
- Abdullah Shafiq
- Abrar Ahmed
- Babar Azam
- Faheem Ashraf
- Hasan Ali
- Khurram Shahzad
- Mir Hamza
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Mohammad Wasim Jr
- Nauman Ali
- Saim Ayub
- Salman Ali Agha
- Shaheen Afridi
- Saud Shakeel
- Sarfaraz Ahmed