Chief Selector Misbahul Huq unveils aggressive strategy for Australia tour
LAHORE: Chief selector and head coach Misbahul Haq on Monday announced the 16-member squads for the upcoming Twenty20 and Test series against Australia in a press conference in Lahore.
The T20 team will be captained by batsman Babar Azam, while the Test team will be led by Azhar Ali. Speaking to reporters, Misbah said that the only way to defeat Australia was “to play aggressive cricket” and the board, while selecting players for the squad had kept that in mind.
He said that the board included some “young and exciting” players in both 20-overs format and Test series. The T20 squad will go to Sydney on October 26 and will play a warmup match on October 31 before the series.
Players in the Test squad will leave for Perth after the fifth round of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy, which will be played from October 28-31. The Test squad will play two warmup matches before the series begins. Pakistan will play three T20s against Australia, the first of which will be held on November 3 in Sydney. The second T20 will be played in Canberra on November 5, while the third in Perth on November 8.
The first Test will be played from November 21-25 in Brisbane, while the second will be held in Adelaide from November 29 till December 3