Australia v Pakistan

James Pattinson to miss first Test against Pakistan after being suspended by CA

With Pattinson now out of contention, Mitchell Starc is set to partner Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins in the playing eleven against Pakistan.

Inzamam-ul-Haq
Inzamam-ul-Haq lashes out at Misbah-ul-Haq for giving captaincy to Babar Azam

All the Pakistan team can do now is to erase the baggage of the last two months' misery and step on to the field with a new belief, along with the new skipper.

Australia vs Pakistan: Hosts announce Test squad; Khawaja, Harris, Siddle axed

Pat Cummins and Travis Head will act as Paine's deputy.

Shane Bond and Naseem Shah
Meet Naseem Shah – Pakistan’s own Shane Bond for Australia Test series

It may be mentioned here that in July this year, Naseem had said that he idolizes the former Kiwi spearhead.

Imran Khan
Imran Khan’s fifer dismantles Australia A as Test hopefuls falter in the warm-up game

Imran Khan's five-wicket-haul (5/32) caused shivers down the spine of the Australian Test hopefuls as they were skittled out for 122 in 56.4 overs.

Australia and Pakistan players wearing black armbands
Pakistan and Australia players wear black armbands to condole demise of Naseem Shah’s mother

After consulting his family members in Pakistan, Shah decided to stay in Australia with the touring side due to the distance and time constraints.

Naseem Shah
Pakistan teenage pacer Naseem Shah not to return home from Australia for mother’s funeral

The speedster would not have been able to make it in time.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan cops a blow on the hand before finding Joe Burns in the slip cordon

Rizwan had an off day with the bat, scoring only six runs.

Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah-ul-Haq confident of Pakistan giving Australia a tough fight in the Test series

Misbah feels Pakistan have enough bowling resources to trouble Australia and batsmen have to do their job properly.

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