Team Australia arrives in Pakistan for multi-format series

Islamabad [Pakistan]February 27 (ANI): Australian men’s cricket team on Sunday, arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan for the multi-format series.

The tour will kick start with a three-match Test campaign on March 4, followed by the ODI series on March 29, and one T20I on April 5.

The tour will be Pat Cummins’ first overseas Tests since taking over as captain while it will also herald the beginning of the post-Justin Langer era following the coach’s resignation earlier this month.

Andrew McDonald is leading the side on an interim basis for the Test series, which moves to Karachi and then Lahore for the second and third games, as well as for the three ODIs and solitary T20I in Rawalpindi.

Australia is touring Pakistan in 1998, winning the three-Test series 1-0 and sweeping the hosts in the three one-day internationals.

As per the reports by Cricket.com.aun, early 4,000 police and military personnel will be guarding the team hotel in Islamabad and the cricket stadium in Rawalpindi.

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.

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. (ANI)

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