Australia will take on Pakistan in 1st Test of Pakistan tour of Australia 2016 starting on Thursday (15 December) at The Gabba, Brisbane.
Fixture: Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test/ AUS vs PAK
Time/Date: 08:30 AM IST/ 01:00 PM Local/ 15 Dec – 19 Dec
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane.
Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test – Playing XI & Match Result?
Playing XI Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird
Playing XI Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali
Result: Australia won by 39 runs
Australia ready to take on Pakistan in 1st test at The Gabba, this is a day-night encounter starting on Thursday (15 December).
Host comes into this series at the back of series loss against South Africa, they were defeated 2-1 in three match test series. However, they registered consolation win in last test which was a day-night affair.
Australia will be heavily dependent on their bowling attack headed by Mitchell Starc followed by Jos Hazlewood. Duo were among top wicket-takers list, Jos Hazlewood was leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets while Mitchell Starc claimed 14 wickets to grab third spot in recently concluded test series against South Africa.
Spin department will be led by Nathan Lyon but if host decided to go with four seamers then Chadd Sayers will get chance to debut in test.
Pakistan will be buoyed by the return of Misbah-ul-Haq, the captain who missed the second Test against New Zealand due to a bereavement in the family.
Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz, duo holds the key on bouncy track in Australia. These two needs to perform if Pakistan fancy any result in their own favor.
Yasir Shah, the leg-spinner who has taken 116 wickets in 20 Tests, injured his back in the warm-up game against CA XI and faces a fitness Test so if he is rested then Mohammad Nawaz may be drafted in Playing XI for first test in Brisbane.
Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test – How to watch??
TV Channels: Star Sports, Sky Sports, Fox Sports, PTV Sports
Live score: Cricbuzz.com, ESPNcricinfo.com & YahooCricket.com
Where to watch Online Streaming: HotStar.com
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