Highly-flying Australia are taking on a new-look Pakistan side in the two-Test series, starting with a five-day contest in Brisbane from November 21.
The home side will enter the contest as firm favourites after thrashing the visitors with a 2-0 margin in the recently concluded three-match T20I series.
Therefore, we have compiled a list of three players from the Kangaroos side who can produce the goods and play an important part in winnings the series against Azhar Ali’s men.
David Warner is being termed as one of the best opening batsman in the world of cricket in all formats. Despite having a rich form in white-ball cricket, the left-hander had a horrible outing in Australia’s last five-day assignment which was the Ashes series in England where he only managed to score 95 runs in 10 innings at an average of less than 10.
Therefore, Warner will be eying to recover his lost form in red-ball cricket while against the Pakistan team on the home soil in the upcoming series.
The 33-year-old has represented the Baggy Greens in 79 Tests in his career where he has scored 6,458 runs at an average of 45.47 and with the help of 21 centuries and 30 half-centuries.
Steve Smith is being widely renowned as the best batsman in red-ball cricket. The right-hander had an exceptional outing in the Ashes series where he scored three centuries and three half-centuries in just seven innings.
Therefore, Smith will be hoping to continue his good run of form against the young-looking Pakistan bowling attacking in the two-Test series.
The 30-year-old has represented the Baggy Greens in 68 Tests in his career where he has scored 6,973 runs at an outstanding average of 64.56, which included 26 centuries and 27 half-centuries.
Pat Cummins is the world number one bowler in the five-day format. The right-arm pacer had an outstanding outing in the Ashes series where he was the leading wicket-taker with 29 scalps—six more than any other bowler—in 10 innings at a strike-rate of 43.60.
Therefore, Cummins will be hoping to continue his great form with the ball in hand in the two-Test series against Pakistan in the conditions which will suit him really well.
The 26-year-old has represented the Baggy Greens in 25 Tests in his career where he has 123 wickets to his name at an impressive strike-rate of 46, which included four five-wicket and one 10-wicket haul.