Australia vs pakistan 3rd test ,Pitch report , Playing XI, david warner’s emotional farewell match.

Australia vs pakistan 3rd test – In the lead-up to the first Test of 2024 for Australia, all the focus was on David Warner. People talked about his legacy, his love for the game, his influential role at the top of the order, and how he boosted the morale of the team, especially the bowlers, with his presence.

He was known for sharing entertaining stories to lift the team’s spirits when they felt a bit low on energy. Then, there was news that he had lost or someone had stolen his cherished Baggy Green cap. Warner made a heartfelt plea on social media, hoping it would be returned before his 112th and final Test.

Australia vs Pakistan 3rd test.
Australia vs Pakistan 3rd test.

Australia vs pakistan 3rd test , Australia Sealed The Series.

Australia had already sealed the series with a closely contested match in Melbourne, so the farewell to Warner would be a significant part of the Pink Test. This marks the beginning of a new year for the Australians, not as busy as the last one, but they aim to continue building on their success after winning two world trophies in 2023.

Pat Cummins, the captain, doesn’t make New Year resolutions but prefers to take things one week at a time. While he wishes for a special week for Warner’s retirement, he also wants to maintain the team’s momentum with a clean sweep before facing the West Indies later in the month.

As Australia prepares for Warner’s farewell, Pakistan is introducing a new era with the debut of left-hander Saim Ayub. Ayub, similar to Warner, has made an impact in white-ball cricket and has an impressive record in first-class cricket. This move reflects Pakistan’s shift away from their traditional Test cricket approach under Shan Masood.

It’s fitting that Ayub’s arrival coincides with Warner’s departure, considering Warner paved the way for young players like Ayub to excel across formats. It’s also a chance for Pakistan to redeem themselves after a close contest in Melbourne, giving them confidence that they can compete and potentially outperform the favored hosts on their home ground.

Match: Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test

Time: January 3-7, 2024, 10.30 hrs Local Time, 05:00 hrs IST

Where: SCG, Sydney

Australia vs pakistan 3rd test – Pitch report

The SCG has seen some intriguing pitches this summer during the Sheffield Shield matches on the re-laid square. In one game, Tasmania and New South Wales struggled to score, while another pitch received widespread praise. The Test pitch, which hasn’t been used yet, displayed a greenish tint on the eve of the match. It’s a positive note that we haven’t started discussing the Sydney weather, indicating a slight improvement in the forecast. However, typical for the SCG, expect rain to play a role over the next five days.

check here – “Baggy Green”, David Warner’s Desperate Plea: Help Find My Missing Green Caps , After He Lost His Bag Ahead Of 3rd Test Against Pakistan.

Australia Team News , Playing XI

Looking ahead to the first Test against the West Indies in two weeks, selection will undoubtedly be a hot topic when the team gathers. However, at the moment, Australia appears to be more settled than ever, ironically with a prominent player set to play his final Test.

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Pat cummins ,aus vs pak 3rd test , image-getty image.

Australia Playing XI:

  • David Warner
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Steve Smith
  • Travis Head
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Alex Carey (wk)
  • Pat Cummins (c)
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Josh Hazlewood

Pakistan Team Update , Playing XI

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shaan masood aus vs pak , image – getty image.

Two days before the Test, Shaheen Shah Afridi showcased his bowling skills during practice. However, in a surprising turn of events, Pakistan has opted to leave him out for the final Test, despite his promising performance at the MCG. Shan Masood expressed admiration for Afridi in his Tuesday press conference, but the decision points to a relatively weaker pace attack that the Australians will face in Sydney. Speculation suggests that the number of overs Afridi has bowled might have influenced the Pakistani selectors to give him some rest.

This decision paves the way for Sajid Khan, a late addition to the squad, to assume the role of a specialist spinner alongside Agha Salman, who has been doing a commendable job with the ball. The selection of Saim Ayub adds excitement to the lineup.

Pakistan Playing XI:

  • Saim Ayub
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Shan Masood (c)
  • Babar Azam
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  • Agha Salman
  • Hasan Ali
  • Sajid Khan
  • Aamer Jamal
  • Mir Hamza

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