Victoria XI Announces Players for Practice Fixture Against Pakistan

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Victoria XI Announces Players for Practice Fixture Against Pakistan
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To gear up for the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) starting December 26, Pakistan plans to have a two-day practice match against Victoria XI. This match is set for December 22-23 at Junction Oval, St. Kilda.

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The Victoria XI squad for this practice game will mostly include local players without ongoing KFC BBL deals. Peter Handscomb will captain the team, featuring former Test batters Marcus Harris and Will Pucovski.

This extra match aims to help the Pakistani squad get ready and adjust before the second Test.

Victoria XI’s lineup:

  1. Peter Handscomb (c/wk)
  2. Marcus Harris
  3. Dylan Brasher
  4. Will Pucovski
  5. Blake Thomson
  6. Harry Dixon
  7. Sam Elliott
  8. Xavier Crone
  9. Doug Warren
  10. Cam McClure
  11. Will Parker
  12. Matt Fotia

Pakistan’s squad for the tour includes:

  1. Shan Masood (c)
  2. Aamir Jamal
  3. Abdullah Shafique
  4. Abrar Ahmed
  5. Babar Azam
  6. Faheem Ashraf
  7. Hasan Ali
  8. Imam-ul-Haq
  9. Khurram Shahzad
  10. Mir Hamza
  11. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  12. Mohammad Wasim Jnr
  13. Noman Ali
  14. Saim Ayub
  15. Salman Ali Agha
  16. Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk)
  17. Saud Shakeel
  18. Shaheen Afridi

Here’s the Australia tour schedule:

  • 1st Test – Australia vs Pakistan – December 14-18: Perth Stadium
  • 2nd Test – Australia vs Pakistan – December 26-30: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • 3rd Test – Australia vs Pakistan – January 3-7: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
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