Australia Squad for 2nd Test vs Pakistan 2023-24

Australia Test Squad

Australia Squad for 2nd Test vs Pakistan: The second test game of the Pakistan tour of Australia 2023-24 will be played between December 26 to December 30 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

A total of 3 Tests are scheduled to be played during the Pakistan tour of Australia 2023-24 between December 14 to January 07(2024). Australia who won the first Test by 360 runs leads the series and will win the series with a win in the second test. On the other hand, Pakistan need to win the 2nd test to stay alive in this series.

Australia Squad for 2nd Test vs Pakistan

David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green, Scott Boland

In the 1st Test between Australia and Pakistan, the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first and scored a massive 487 runs for 10-wicket loss. On behalf of Australia, David Warner scored 164 runs and laid a strong foundation for the team.

Pakistan’s Aamer Jamal bagged 6 wickets in the 1st inning and restricted the opponents from scoring further. On the other hand, Pakistan failed to score big enough in their first inning and lost all their 10 wickets for 271 runs.

Australia with a descent lead scored 233 runs for 5 wickets and declared their second inning. But Pakistan in their second inning failed miserably and managed to score only 89 runs after losing 10 wickets. Notably, Australia used only 4 bowlers in their second inning.

Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc bowled more than 20 overs in the first innings, the second innings was wrapped up in a jiffy.

“I don’t think injuries are going to be an issue, so I dare say it will be a pretty similar line-up at this stage. I think all the bowlers are pretty fresh after (the win in Perth). It’s basically the ideal start to the summer,” Pat Cummins admitted.

The Australia captain also put Pakistan’s horror show in Perth in perspective, stating how tough it can be to play away Tests. Pakistan had to play catch up due to their huge first-innings deficit and failed to make the most of treacherous conditions with the ball. They were then bundled out for just 89 in chase of 450 runs.

“We know from travelling overseas if you go to foreign conditions and if you’re a batter and you don’t score runs, you start questioning things. As a bowler, if you haven’t had a huge impact, you start looking at your own game perhaps a bit more than you do at home.

“We love these conditions. We know these conditions really well. I think that’s what makes playing and winning away from home so difficult,” Cummins added. As for his own team, the atmosphere couldn’t have been better. “I know we will have a pretty stress-free week going into Boxing Day. I think everyone’s in a really good place.”