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Three batsmen who can finish as the leading run-scorer in the Australia-Pakistan Test series

With two mighty bowling attacks colliding in, batsmen in either side will have to grind it out on the field.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith. (Photo by Getty Images/Visionhaus)

The Australian cricket team await their first challenge in Test cricket in the summer of 2019. A young Pakistan team will embark on their journey, hunting for their first Test series win down under at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday. Similar to the other series in the past held in Australia between the two teams, the home side holds the upper hand, having a superior record to Pakistan.

While Pakistan performed well in their practice games before the Test series, they will be facing a vastly different Australian side in Brisbane. The Australian team, on the other hand, would be looking forward to an improved show this summer, especially from their batsmen.

The hosts have got a potent pace and spin attack, but need to be wary of the pool of talented batsmen Pakistan have. With two mighty bowling attacks colliding in, batsmen in either side will have to grind it out on the field.

We take a look at three batsmen who can finish as the highest run-scorer in the Australia-Pakistan series:-

David Warner

David Warner
David Warner of Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

It could be largely surprising to see David Warner on this list, given his forgettable Ashes campaign in England. The southpaw became Stuart Broad’s bunny, getting dismissed seven times in ten innings by the right-arm fast bowler. Despite Australia retaining the Ashes, Warner’s average stood at a disappointing 9.50 in five Tests.

At that point, Warner’s Test career hung in the balance. However, the New South Wales lad averages nearly 60 in home tracks with 15 Test hundreds to his name. The left-hander was amongst the top run-getters in the 2016-17 Test series against Pakistan. Warner accumulated 356 runs in three Tests at an average of 71.20.

The bouncy and the fast decks in Australia without much swing would highly suit his style of game-play, having already found his touch in the shortest format. He is unstoppable once he gets going at the top of the order and could pile on a mountain of runs.

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