Australia’s team for the first test against Pakistan (Photo: AFP)
Australia has announced the team for the first test against Pakistan. This team consists of 14 players, among whom there are some players whose background is very interesting. Some of them have been ground staff, while some’s father used to work in the mines. At the same time, one player has come to the Test team for the fourth time with the hope that this time he will make his debut. This is because in the previous three series he had to spend time just sitting on the bench. The name of the player we are talking about here is Lance Morris, who before Pakistan was also made a part of the Test team against West Indies, South Africa and India.
The 3 Test series between Pakistan and Australia is starting from 14th December. For this, the Pakistani team has reached Australia and started its practice in Canberra. The first Test match is at Perth, for which Australia has selected its 14-member team and which is commanded by Pat Cummins.
These players were successful in saving the place
Lance Morris is the only one among the 14 players selected for the first Test played in Perth who has not made his debut. Apart from him, Cameron Green, who was dropped from the playing XI after Mitchell Marsh joined the team during the Ashes, has also been successful in retaining his place in the team. The team has also continued to have faith in Alex Carey as a wicketkeeper. Apart from this, in fast bowling, along with Mitchell Starc and Hazlewood, Scott Boland’s place is also safe in the test team.
From miner’s son to groundstaff
Let us now talk about those players, one of whose father used to work in a mine and the other one himself worked as a groundstaff. The name of the player who was included in Australia’s Test team against Pakistan, whose father used to work in a mine, is Marnus Labuschagne. Labuschagne’s parents were South African. In 2004, when he was 10 years old, his parents moved to Australia. His father started working in a mining industry there.
Similarly, even today Nathan Lyon is counted among the best spinners in the world. But, before becoming such a big spinner, he also used to work as a ground staff. This incident happened in the year 2010, when he was a part of the groundstaff team of Adelaide Oval.
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Challenge will not be easy for Pakistan
However, now these players have gone far ahead of their past. And, he has also proved himself on the stage of world cricket. They have to take on Pakistan on their own soil, in such a situation, the challenge is going to be very difficult for the new captain of Pakistan team, Shan Masood.