Australia vs. Pakistan: First Test Preview
Australia vs. Pakistan: First Test Preview

Match Details:

Series: Australia vs. Pakistan

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

Date: November 21, 2019

Time: 5:30 a.m. IST

Match Preview:

Australia will face Pakistan in the first Test of the two-match series, starting on Thursday at The Gabba in Brisbane. The home side will be coming in this match as strong favourites after outclassing the visitors in the recently concluded three-match T20I series where the Kangaroos emerged victorious with a 2-0 score line.

Weather Report:

The weather is expected to stay fine throughout the five days with little to no chance of rain.

Pitch Report:

Pitch at the Gabba is traditionally a great one for fast-bowling and it is expected to stay the same in this match as well, where fast-bowlers will get a lot of purchase from the track.

Probable Playing XI:

Australia:

In the batting department, Australia will be relying on the likes of in-form Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head to score bulk of the runs. After having a horrendous time with the bat in hand in the Ashes series, the focus will be on the performance of veteran opener David Warner as well. In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pace trio of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc to do bulk of the damage.

Predicted XI: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (C/WK), Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc,

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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