Pat Cummins expect strong squad for Pakistan tour

Pat Cummins is ready for the Pakistan tour and expects a strong side will be available for the series.

Cricket Australia remains confident a near full-strength squad will tour Pakistan with only a few players still holding security fears.

Australia’s Cricket board is expected to approve its first tour to Pakistan in 24 years on Friday, happy with the pre-trip security information. There were suggestions as recently as last week there was fear shown from some players over the series, after a reported recent rise in terror attacks in the country.


But skipper Pat Cummins confirmed most of the players were comfortable with the tour going ahead on Thursday while knowing that some of the players might not be taking the part in the tour.

The Australian cricket team is scheduled to leave the country for the tour of Pakistan in the upcoming three weeks where they will start the series by playing the first Test match in Karachi on March 3 and will continue in Lahore and Rawalpindi.

This will be Australia’s first Test series away from home since 2019 and is the first subcontinent tour for the current World Test Championship this year which will be followed by a tour in Sri Lanka in the middle of the year and then to India in the initial months of 2023.

The team combination for Australian selectors remains in the air as they are confused about whether to pick their team as per the traditional spinning subcontinent wickets or greener pitches. The Aussie skipper also is not sure what type of wickets to expect in the subcontinent.