Tim Paine hints full-fledged Australian team might not come to Pakistan
Captain of the Australian Test team Tim Paine has hinted that not all players of the current squad will come due to security reservations of individual players.
As per media reports, Tim Paine has revealed that some players may opt out of Australia’s scheduled tour of Pakistan in March and April 2022.
The captain of Australia’s Test side reveals that there may be reservations regarding security concerns. Tim Paine further said that a full-fledged Australian team might not be able to tour Pakistan in 2022 as few important players of the team may opt out.
As per the skipper of the Australian Test team, a weak team will tour Pakistan for their scheduled series after 24 years.
Yesterday, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released the schedule of the Australian cricket team tour to Pakistan after a long wait of 24 years.
According to the schedule released by the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Australian team will tour Pakistan in March and April next year after 24 years, during which three Tests, three ODIs, and a T20i match will be played between the two cricketing nations.
According to the PCB, Test matches between the two teams will be played in Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi, while ODI and T20 matches will be played in Lahore only.
It should be mentioned that the Australian team had earlier toured Pakistan in 1998 in which 3 ODIs and 3 Test matches were played, both series were won by the Australian team.
Pakistan looks forward to the Australian tour of Pakistan after the last-minute series cancellation by New Zealand and tour cancellation by England’s cricket team.
“Cricket Australia is excited about the prospect of touring Pakistan next year for what will be a highly anticipated series in a country so incredibly passionate about the game and their national team,” said Cricket Australia Chief Executive Nick Hockley after the announcement of the tour schedule.