As Pakistan prepares for a challenging round against Australia starting on Thursday, December 14, Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali discusses the challenges ahead and Usman Khawaja shares a new tactical approach to deal with the threat. Did. The left-handed batsman has been one of the most in-form batsmen for the Australian team in red-ball cricket in recent times.
The Pakistani side, led by the recently chosen captain Shan Masood, wants to make history by being the first nation to win a Test series in Australia. Even with this historic chance, the team knows they will be up against a formidable Australian batting lineup, led by Khawaja, who has been in excellent form all year, particularly in the recently finished Ashes series against England.
Given that Khawaja is fluent in Urdu, Hasan cautioned the team about the tactical shift and offered information about it. Hasan voiced his worries in a recent interview regarding Khawaja discussing playing tactics with the Australian team during a match in Karachi.
“We have grown more cautious after disclosing our tactics to the Australian cricket team in Karachi, but Usman Bhai is fluent in Urdu. To keep our ideas private, we will make sure that the plans are not discussed in Urdu in front of them. According to Hasan, “We will get away from them a little bit to come up with a strategy for the game,” The Nation said.
The team’s main priority is adjusting to Australian conditions: Hastan Ali
Hasan says the team’s main goal is getting used to Australian circumstances. He brought up the hardness of Australian conditions, pointing out that fast bowlers benefit from surfaces with more bounce and carry.
“Taking 20 wickets on Australian trips is a difficult task for all South Asian teams, not just Pakistan. The 29-year-old stated, “Australian cricket pitches are different from those in other cricketing nations, and the local players’ familiarity with their conditions often poses problems for visiting squads.”
Beginning on December 6, the Pakistani squad will take on the Prime Minister’s XI in a four-day warm-up match. The first Test against the Australians will thereafter take place at Perth Stadium, starting on December 14.