Possible changes to the national team in the second Test. There is a possibility of changes in the Pakistani team in the second test against Australia.
According to sources, there are reports of changes in Pakistan’s playing XI for the second Test starting from Tuesday in Melbourne, there is a strong possibility that Sarfaraz Ahmed will be dropped and Mohammad Rizwan will be replaced.
Sources say that the other change in the team will be in the form of in-fit Khurram Shehzad, with Hasan Ali and Mir Hamza competing in place of Khurram Shehzad.
Sources say that there is no possibility of fast bowler Wasim Jr.’s participation in the Melbourne Test.
According to the sources, Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafiq will continue to open the innings, while there is a strong possibility that Faheem Ashraf will be dropped and off-break bowler Sajid Khan will be fed.
It should be remembered that Australia defeated Pakistan by 360 runs in the first Test played in Perth, the host team has a one-nil lead in the three-Test series.
Hope Perth won’t repeat mistakes in Melbourne: Saud Shakeel
Saud Shakeel, the middle-order batsman of the national team, says that he feels like Pakistan after seeing the Melbourne pitch, hoping that the old mistakes will not be repeated in the second Test.
Speaking to the media in Melbourne, Saud Shakeel said that the bowling did not go well on the first day of the Perth Test. In the first innings of the Perth Test, more runs were scored and from there the match went away from us.
He said our bowlers were new and it takes time to adjust, unfortunately, Khurram Shehzad is out of the series due to injury, but Mir Hamza and Hasan Ali have a good chance.
In response to a question, Saud Shakeel said that Babar Azam is a world-class batsman and can come back in one innings. Hopefully, Babar will bring back his form by playing a good innings in Melbourne.
The middle-order batsman said the drop-in pitch in Perth was the first time he played on it and was an opportunity to learn, hoping not to repeat Perth’s mistakes in the Melbourne Test.
Australia has a one-nil lead in the three-Test series, the second Test between Pakistan and Australia will be played in Melbourne from December 26.