Pat Cummins & Co arrive in Pakistan


Australia Tour of Pakistan: Pat Cummins & Co arrive in Pakistan- The Aussies have finally landed in Pakistan for historic series. They will play three-match Test series in the sub-continent which will be followed by ODIs and one-off T20Is. Pat Cummins will lead the first Test that kick starts at Rawalpindi from March 4. Meanwhile, Aaron Finch will lead Pakistan in ODIs and T20I after the Test matches. Follow PAK vs AUS LIVE score updates on InsideSport.IN

“They have landed,” a security official told AFP while Steve Smith shared a picture on Twitter along with the rest of the squad: “Arrived in Pakistan.”

Australia Tour of Pakistan: Pat Cummins & Co arrive in Pakistan after 24 years for HISTORIC series- Follow LIVE updates

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  • This is a historic tour for Australia as they will play in Pakistan after 24 years. They last played in Pakistan in 1998, winning a three-Test series 1-0.
  • None of the current squad members have prior experience of playing in Pakistan
  • This is also the first time that Australia players are visiting Pakistan without a specialist spin coach in 10 years to a sub-continent nation
  • It’s the first full tour for Australia to Pakistan since 1998. Australia kick off Pakistan’s exciting bumper season

Australia Tour of Pakistan: Pat Cummins & Co arrive in Pakistan after 24 years for HISTORIC series- Follow LIVE updates

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Australia had pulled out of a tour five years earlier after a suicide blast at a Lahore church. Pakistan says it has deployed 4000 personnel for safety at the team hotel & ground. Similar arrangements will be in place for matches in Karachi and Lahore, reported Fox Sports.

“The squad will be given ‘head of state-level security’,” a spokesman for Pakistan’s interior ministry told AFP. “Such arrangements are only made for high-level foreign delegations, (and) the president and prime minister of Pakistan,” he added.

The Australians will be confined to quarters for 24 hours after arrival for Covid tests before they undergo practice.

Australia Test squad: Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner. On standby: Sean Abbott, Brendan Doggett, Nic Maddinson, Matthew Renshaw

  • March 4-8: First Test, Rawalpindi
  • March 12-16: Second Test, Karachi
  • March 21-25: Third Test, Lahore

Australia ODI and T20 squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

  • March 29: First ODI, Rawalpindi
  • March 31: Second ODI, Rawalpindi
  • April 2: Third ODI, Rawalpindi
  • April 5: Only T20I, Rawalpindi
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Australia Tour of Pakistan: Pat Cummins & Co arrive in Pakistan after 24 years for HISTORIC series- Follow LIVE updates

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