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Australia announce full-strength Test Squad for Pakistan Tour

Australian Cricket has announced a full-strength Test squad as Team Australia to visit Pakistan for the first time in nearly 24 years.

The number one ranked Test side hasn’t played in an overseas series since visiting England in 2019.

As per local media reports, the much-anticipated tour will start in Rawalpindi, with the opening game to be played from March 4–8 and the four white-ball matches to be played from March 29–April 5.

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Pat Cummins will lead the Test side while Steve Smith continues to be his deputy.

The Australian Test captain recently stressed that most of his players are comfortable with going on the Pakistan tour.

But he understands that a few may pull out. Andrew McDonald will step into the role of interim head-coach following Justin Langer’s resignation.

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The full squad included Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, and David Warner.

No players from the Oceanian side opted to withdraw from the tour to South Asian country while the squads for other formats will be announced later.

Australia will complete isolation in their own country before flying to Islamabad on February 27. After a one-day room isolation, they will be allowed to hold training sessions at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

Jhye Richardson misses out due to workload management. Usman Khawaja’s twin centuries in Sydney mean he may have cemented his spot at the top of the order.

But Marcus Harris retains his place in the squad. Perth Scorchers teammates Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglis will also join the side.

Australia Schedule for Pakistan Tour

27 February – Arrival in Islamabad

4-8 March – 1st Test, Rawalpindi

12-16 March – 2nd Test, Karachi

21-25 March – 3rd Test, Lahore

29 March – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi

31 March – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi

Australia Test squad:

Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.

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