The Australia vs. Pakistan Test series, kicking off in Perth on December 14, holds significant importance for both teams as it contributes crucial points to the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle. The three-match series promises intense cricketing action, with each team vying to strengthen their position in the championship race. Cricket enthusiasts can anticipate a competitive battle between these two formidable sides.
In the upcoming cricket season, Pat Cummins will lead the formidable Australian team, boasting a potent lineup with power hitters such as David Warner, Usman Khawaja, and Steve Smith. Their previous World Test Championship victory against India at Cannington Oval in London adds to their strength.
Meanwhile, Shan Masood will captain the Pakistani team, supported by skilled batsmen like Babar Azam and Imam ul Haq. With a history of 69 test matches between them, Australia has secured 34 victories, while Pakistan has claimed 15 wins. The stage is set for an exciting contest between these cricketing giants.
Match: Australia vs PAKISTAN, 1St Test Match
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Date & Time: Thursday , December 14, 7.50 am
The Perth pitch has long been a fast bowler’s haven, presenting a formidable challenge for batsmen. The light grass covering contributes to swift ball movement, making run-scoring a daunting task and turning the pitch into a true ordeal for batsmen seeking to accumulate runs.
Toss and Match Prediction
TOSS WINNER TEAM OF TODAY ‘S MATCH WILL BE AUSTRALIA
AND MATCH WINNER TEAM AUSTRALIA …. CRICCHAMP Opinion
Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafiq, Shan Masood (captain), Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Salman Ali Aga, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Aamir Jamal, Khurram Shahzad.