Pakistan and Australia are all set to lock horns in a test series. The fixture is ready to be on the stage from December 14. After a poor World Cup season, Pakistan is all charged up to take on the Aussies. The Pakistani squad already reached Australia. But before the series started, a heated moment between Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel went viral.
Pakistan squad has already reached Australia ahead of the series. After a poor World Cup season, a lot of things changed in Pakistan cricket. Babar Azam stepped down from the captaincy. Shaheen Afridi took charge of the white ball cricket. Shan Masood became the captain of the test team. The series against Australia will be his first series as captain.
Before playing the first test match, the Pakistani squad was playing an intra-squad practice match before traveling to Australia. In between this, a video went viral, in the video, Saud Shakeel and Sarfaraz Ahmed are seen having a heated argument. In that video, it was seen, that Shakeel was saying, “For how long will I continue to be of use to you?” Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen replying by saying, “You won’t be of any use to me. To begin with, I never instructed you to do anything. I never requested that you make a swap. I swapped with the person I intended to.”
Pakistan’s Goal and Warner’s Last Series:
Pakistan had a very disappointing World Cup. After having a great start, they lost their flow in the middle. They bid goodbye to the tournament from the group stage. After the World Cup, this is their first fixture. The first test match is set to happen on December 14 at the Optus Stadium in Perth. Pakistan’s challenge is a bit tough. They never won any test series against Australia. This time, they will try hard to change this record.
This series is going to be a bit emotional for the Aussie squad. Star Aussie batter David Warner will say goodbye to red-ball cricket after the series against Pakistan. After winning the Test Championship, David Warner announced his retirement after the last test against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He will try to end the series on high.