AUS vs PAK 3rd Test: A three-match Test series is being played between Australia and Pakistan. The third and final match of the series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from January 03, 2024. Before the start of this match, the Australian team has announced its squad. He did not decide to make any changes in this team. Let us tell you that a player of the Australian team will retire from Test cricket after this match. That player is none other than David Warner.
Warner’s test career was brilliant
David Warner’s name is also included in the squad of 13 players announced by Australia. Warner now has a chance to retire from Test cricket on his home ground. At the same time, it is almost certain that Warner’s name will also be included in the playing 11. Warner is one of the best cricketers of current times. The 37-year-old has played for the country in the longest format on 111 occasions. During this period, Warner has recorded a total of 8695 runs.
Warner’s runs have come at an average of 44.58 and he has scored 26 centuries and 36 half-centuries with a career-best performance of 335* against Pakistan. The New South Wales-born batsman is the fifth-highest run-scorer for Australia in Tests, behind his teammate Steve Smith and former players Steve Waugh, Allan Border and Ricky Ponting. Chairman of selectors George Bailey is eager to clean sweep Pakistan in the series and wants Warner to perform brilliantly in his last Test match.
What did George Bailey say?
Fox Cricket quoted Bailey as saying that the national selection panel has retained the same team from Melbourne to Sydney as we want to clean sweep the Test series. We look forward to celebrating David Warner’s last Test match and his incredible career on his home ground.” Although the Pat Cummins-led side has already won the series and is leading 2-0, the New Year The Test will be a chance for the hosts to overtake New Zealand and reach second place in the World Test Championship points table.
Australia’s team for the third test:
Pat Cummins (captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner
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