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Hazelwood Misses Out Again as Australia to Field Unchanged XI in Lahore Test

Hazelwood Misses Out Again as Australia to Field Unchanged XI in Lahore Test

Australia have determined to discipline an unchanged XI for the third Test and the Final Test in opposition to Pakistan, starting from Monday at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Spin duo Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Swepson has been backed whereas star pacer Josh Hazlewood will miss out.

The guests revealed the mix on Sunday afternoon. Skipper Pat Cummins, whereas addressing a presser, said that the group administration is pleased with how the group carried out in Karachi Test resulted in a draw.

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“We were really happy with how all 11 players went last Test,” skipper Pat Cummins stated. “Everyone has pulled up really well. We gave them an extra couple of days to make sure everyone has come up good. But there’s no injury worries, everyone is freshened up, so we’re confident in the XI.”

“Only having two quick bowlers, I think reverse swing is going to be a big factor and the way Starcy played last game was fantastic. It’s always tough leaving out someone like Joshy, even Scotty Boland. But the class and the difference Starcy brings as a left-armer, a bit more air speed, we think that’s the best chance to take 20 wickets,” he added.

The three-match collection stays levelled at 0-0 as the primary two video games in Rawalpindi and Karachi resulted in a draw. The collection opener turned out to be a uninteresting encounter. However, the following sport introduced again the curiosity of the cricket followers as house skipper Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan confirmed nice resilience within the chase of 506.

Cummins believes that Australia’s dominance for many of the Karachi Test was validation of their strategies.

“I think what’s been clear … is the way we’ve gone about it is the right way,” he stated.

“I’ve been really happy with how everyone has gone about their work (and) the tactics. I think it’s just a matter of taking those chances.

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“Wickets are at a premium in this series so you can’t afford to drop too many chances. We created more than 10 chances (in the second innings in Karachi) we just unfortunately didn’t take them, so that’s going to be the challenge this week,” Cummins added.

Australia XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Swepson, Nathan Lyon.

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