Pakistan to play three Checks in Australia in Dec-Jan


LAHORE-Pakistan will make a visit Down Below later within the 12 months to tackle Australia for the Benaud-Qadir Trophy. The three Checks – a part of the third World Check Championship cycle – will likely be performed at Perth, Melbourne and Sydney in December and January.

The tour will open on the Perth Stadium on 14th December2023 and it’ll mark the primary occasion of Pakistan taking part in a Check on the venue. The 2 groups will face off within the Boxing Day Check on the iconic Melbourne Cricket Floor from 26th until 30th December and the third and remaining match will likely be performed on the Sydney Cricket Floor from third January 2024. Pakistan have performed 10 Checks on the MCG and eight on the SCG – at each venues they’ve received two matches every.

Within the lead-up to the sequence, Pakistan will play a four-day warm-up to acclimatise to the situations Down Below. This will likely be Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s third Check tour of Australia. The prolific stroke-maker beforehand landed on the Australian soil in December 2016, underneath Misbah-ul-Haq’s captaincy, and November 2019, when Azhar Ali was the captain of the aspect.

The appropriate-hander has 278 runs – together with a century – in 5 Checks. On the 2019 tour, Babar scored a century within the second innings within the first Check in Brisbane and adopted it up with a 97 at Adelaide. Naseem Shah made his Pakistan debut at Brisbane in November 2019 and since has advanced as mainstay in Pakistan’s bowling line-up throughout all codecs. The appropriate-arm speedster has 80 wickets in 42 matches. Pakistan final toured Australia for the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup and completed because the finalists. The Benaud-Qadir Trophy was launched in 2022 when Australia arrived in Pakistan after 16 years for a three-Check sequence. Pat Cummin’s aspect bagged the primary iteration as they bagged the sequence 1-Zero after defeating Pakistan in Lahore within the third and remaining Check.

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