After the conclusion of two tour games, Pakistan is back in the groove of Test cricket as they are set to face Australia in a two-game Test series. With this red-ball cricketing action, Pakistan’s journey in the ICC World Test Championship will get underway.
In both the practice games, the pace battery played a crucial role for Pakistan. While Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas are confirmed starters, management has a bit of headache to pick one player between Naseem Shah and Imran Khan. The former pacer offers the X factor with his speed, while Imran picked a fifer in a tour game.
The possibility of Pakistani think tank going with four pacers on a Brisbane track cannot be ruled out. However, former speedster Shoaib Akhtar has found himself in a disagreement with this notion. The 44-year old doesn’t want Pakistan to drop their premier Test spinner Yasir Shah for the Brisbane Test as he believes that the extra bounce can help the Swabi born bamboozle the Australian batters. He shared his views on his Twitter handle while interacting with fans in a question-answer session.