Australia Set to Tour Pakistan With Full-Strength
CRICDOT DESK : Australia will travel to Pakistan with its entire squad as no player has ever hesitated to travel to a country that hasn’t hosted a first-class international cricket in nearly a decade due to security concerns. Pakistan last hosted an ICC event in their country when they co-hosted the 1996 World Cup with India and Sri Lanka. Test cricket left the stadium until 2019 due to the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka national team’s bus.
However, Australia appears to be gearing up for its first trip to Pakistan in 24 years, and national starter George Bailey has described the security plan as “very, very sound, very, very thorough”. Bailey told reporters Tuesday, according to the Web: “The board thinks they’re still working on some minor details about this tour, so we’ll announce it as soon as we get official approval, but we’re making good progress in the process.” to Cricket Australia.
Australia last toured Asia in 1998 under the direction of Mark Taylor.
This is all positive for the Pakistan tour, but uncertainty lingers about Sheffield Shield’s resumption of the season. You’ll have to watch the Shield show to pick a team after Australia beat England at 40 Ashes. “I’m not entirely sure what the opportunities are for us,” Bailey said.
“But one thing I think we need to compromise on is that we have to be flexible and accept what we have now.
“One of the best things in my opinion, and perhaps one of the reasons the players did so well in Ashes, is that some players played well on Shield Cricket before this series.