With the defeat in Boxing day test,Pakistan have lost five in row. Losing has become a habit for them now. Biggest problem for Pakistan for Pakistan is Yasir Shah’s form. He has not adopted to conditions at all .This is Important test for Aussies skipper Steven Smith as this is his 50th test. He already scored 18 centuries in test cricket. Third test is being hosted by SCG. Aussie skipper has won the toss and elected to bat first.
Aussies are expected to make huge changes. With series already in shed, They would like to test their bench. Ramshaw is certain to make into playing IX. We already knew that Peter Handscomb and Mathew Wade are called for third test. Till now, only four batsmen scored a century before lunch of day 1. Now, David Warner became the 5th person to do so. Majid khan was the most recent to do .But that took place 40 years Ago. Warner only took 78 balls to score his 18th test century. He recently completed 5k runs in test cricket. David Warner was dismissed on 113, Which he scored only in 95 balls. His partner has survived till tea with 89 under his name. Hilton Cartwright is making debut for Australia. Steve O keefe will definitely help in strengthening spin department.
Yasir shah is the Cynosure
Sharjeel khan becomes the first cricketer from Hyderabad (Pakistan) to play test cricket for Pakistan. Sohial khan replacing Imran Khan is the second change for Pakistan. Yasir Shah’s bowling is under the microscope since the start of the test series. He has been criticized for bowling too definitely. Azgar has to wait some more time to become the first player from Balochistan territory to play for Pakistan. Aamir is the only one from Pakistani bowlers peppered Aussie batsman.
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Australia to win the test match
Ramshaw to top score from Aussies.