Australia Tour Of Pakistan: Josh Hazlewood, Wouldn’t Be Surprised If Players Didn’t Make The Tour 

Australian speed bowler Josh Hazlewood has claimed that he would not be surprised if any of his colleagues decline to play in the next Australia-Pakistan trip owing to security concerns. Pakistan will be visited by Australia in March, marking the first time since 1998 that the country has been visited.

Tour Schedule

Test matches will take place first, followed by one-day internationals (ODIs). After that, the exclusive T20I will be played. Three Tests will be held between Australia and Pakistan from March 3 to March 25, 2022. Three One-Day Internationals will follow on March 29, 31, and April 2. The T20I will take place on April 5 and will be the final series of the trip.. The last time Australia visited Pakistan was in 1998.

Many international players have previously avoided visiting the Asian country due to security concerns.

The Sri Lankan national team had been killed in a terror attack in 2008, so Pakistan was barred from hosting international matches. Last year, England and New Zealand cancelled their tours to Pakistan.

“If I’d had a normal (side strain), a major injury, and I knew I’d be out for a while, I could have dealt with everything at once. But it just kept tempting me, saying things like, “I might be able to play this one, I might be able to play that one, “Hazlewood stated.

“I’ve had the classic side strain, in which you shred your oblique (muscle), can’t bowl another ball, and are out for at least six or seven weeks.” This time was different… I regained my strength quickly and was able to accomplish a lot more at the gym. Bowling, with its dynamic action, was the source of some distress. He went on to say, “It was an uncommon one.”

Mitchell Starc refuses to confirm his participation in the Australia tour of Pakistan

During a press conference prior to the fifth Ashes Test, the left-arm bowler was questioned about his participation in Australia’s tour of Pakistan. He refused to issue a comment in response, triggering rumours that the left-arm pacer may not make himself available for the tour due to security concerns.

Australia test captain said about the tour

Test captain Pat Cummins said that the majority of the players were confident in the tour’s continuation while acknowledging that a few may be unable to travel.

Australia is expected to announce its roster early next week. It will be their first Test series outside of Australia since the Ashes in 2019.

Some of their players may be unavailable for the first few days of the IPL, which begins on March 27, since matches would continue until April 5.

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