the upcoming second Test match between Australia and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 December, Pakistan seeks redemption after their defeat in the first match in Perth. Eager to bounce back, the Pakistani cricket team aims to turn the tide and make a strong comeback in the ongoing three-match Test series against Australia. The match at Melbourne promises to be a crucial opportunity for Pakistan to showcase their resilience and level the series. Cricket enthusiasts are anticipating an exciting contest between these two formidable teams.
Pakistan faces a significant challenge in the ongoing Test series, grappling with injuries to key players. The absence of the formidable Shurram Shahzad, who showcased exceptional bowling in the initial Test, further compounds the team’s struggles. Both batting and bowling units faltered in the first match, prompting Captain Shan Masood to aim for a victory in the upcoming Melbourne Test, with the hope of leveling the series. The team’s resilience will be tested as they strive to overcome setbacks and perform at their best.
After securing victory in the first test, the Australian cricket team is brimming with confidence and fully prepared for the upcoming second test. David Warner showcased his prowess with a remarkable innings of 164 runs, while Nathan Lyon’s outstanding bowling performance marked a milestone as he joined the elite club of Australian bowlers by claiming 500 wickets in his illustrious career, making him the ninth player globally to achieve this feat. The team’s success in the initial match has undoubtedly bolstered their morale for the forthcoming challenges.
Match: Australia vs Pakistan , 2nd Test Match
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Date & Time: 05:00 AM
The Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch poses challenges for batsmen facing fast bowlers early on, while offering favorable conditions for scoring once a batsman settles. Spinners may find assistance from the pitch after the third day, making their role crucial in later stages of the match. Winning the toss provides the option to capitalize on batting conditions by choosing to bat first.
Toss and Match Prediction Aus vs Pak
TOSS WINNER TEAM OF TODAY ‘S MATCH WILL BE PAKISTAN
AND MATCH WINNER TEAM DRAW …. CRICCHAMP Opinion
Probable 11 Aus vs Pak
Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazelwood
Pakistan -Abdullah Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood (captain), Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Mohd. Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Agha Salman, Mohd. Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Aamer Jamal, Faheem Ashraf.