Just when everyone thought Australia’s glory days were over, they have roared back in their typical champions’ fashion. After winning the series against India, they have now completed two consecutive away ODI series after annihilating Pakistan in the UAE.
It has been one-way traffic in the ODI series so far with Australia achieving an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. While skipper Shoaib Malik has repeatedly said that they are using it just to test their bench strength, the lack of contest in all three games is a cause of concern.
The stand-in captain, Malik believes that winning the next two games will be very crucial for Pakistan as it will provide a winning momentum for the team for the upcoming series against England.
"We are trying to give all the players chances so selection committee and team management have a better picture in front of them. Every game is important. We have two more opportunities. If we win two games, we have something in our pocket," Shoaib Malik said.