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We have to play our A-game against the likes of Azhar and Babar: Lyon
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We have to play our A-game against the likes of Azhar and Babar: Lyon

Pakistan is all set to take on Australia in the T20I and Test series in November. The Green Team will be visiting the Kangaroo lands for 3 T20I and 2 Test matches. Pakistan is optimistic to do well against Australia under new management and captaincy. While the team is in the rebuilding phase, the Australian cricketers are not taking Pakistan lightly.

 Nathan Lyon heaps praise on Azhar Ali and Babar Azam

Nathan Lyon heaps praise on Azhar Ali and Babar Azam

Nathan Lyon, Australia’s Test-specialist off-spinner talked about the threats they will face in the upcoming series. There are known quantities within Pakistan’s ranks, too, with the likes of Babar Azam and new captain Azhar Ali singled out by Nathan Lyon as key threats to Australia. 

"They have got some X-factors in there,” the off-spinner told local news outlet “The likes of Babar with the bat — he’s world-class. "But the captain Azhar Ali, he’s absolutely exceptional; he had a great series last time they were out here (406 runs at 81.20). “They’ve got world-class throughout the whole squad so we’re going to have to make sure that we’re doing our best job preparing well. When we get the opportunity, we’ve got to challenge their defense for long periods of time as bowlers, and hopefully, our batsmen can bat for long periods as well.” Lyon further added.