MCG will host the prestigious Boxing day test match between Australia and Pakistan. First test of the series is one of the best test happened this year. Pakistan Which scored 141 in their first innings have almost chased down 490 . Though Aussies won the first test, Experts believe that momentum is with Pakistan.
Pitch is expected to be more bowling friendly. According to crictime prediction, Pakistan will have the best chance to win the match is at Melbourne. Not much changes are expected in Pakistan’s side.
Australia had bitter experience at home playing against South Africa. Pakistan at Sharjah, Which is is home venue, Won the series against West Indies.
Mitch Starc had backed his new South Wales team mate Nic Maddinson. Nic Maddinson has only played two tests for Autralia. He failed any sort of impact in both the tests. In his last Outing he scored 1 and 4.Pace Bowler Mitchel Stark felt Nic deserved an another chance. But left it to the choice of selectors. Usman Khawaja is also wary of Pakistan’s fourth innings at SCG. Aussies wouldn’t tinker much with batting in second test. Steve Smith had a forgettable fourth innings on Field. He couldn’t held on to important catches which could have been costly. Mitchell starc is undoubtedly star of the.
Can Pakistan Break through?
Despite loss at SCG, Pakistan had many positives to take from it. Their last games were losses. They have lost the test match by only 39 runs. Asa Shafiq Heroic almost clinched game for them. Mohammad Amir has really troubled Ausssie batsman..He also scored 48 runs in fourth innings. HE took 5 wickets in the test match. Imran Khan is anticipated to play second test at MCG. Shane criticized Yasir shah for bowling very defensively. Wahab Riaz also proved be dangerous by picking up 5 wickets.
Australia to win
Mitchell starc to be top bowler in first inings