Pakistan will likely make one change for the third and final Test against Australia in Sydney after suffering two consecutive defeats. Pakistan may replace Imam with Saim in Sydney Test. It is probable that youngster Saim Ayub will make his debut in place of opener Imam-ul-Haq. Rumor has it that Imam’s sluggish batting performance this series has irritated the team’s administration.
Pakistan may replace Imam with Saim in Sydney Test
With a strikeout rate of 31.22 and 94 runs scored in four innings, the left-hander is looking good. The team has been told explicitly by management to play positive cricket, according to the sources. It has also been determined to lighten the pressure on star bowler and vice captain Shaheen Afridi. There will be no net sessions for the towering speedster prior to the start of the third Test on January 3.
In the last Test of the series, he will probably bowl fewer overs than usual as well. Among the players from both sides, Shaheen has bowled the most overs (99.2) thus far in the series. Australia won the three-match Test series with a 79-run victory over Pakistan in Melbourne, the second Test. Pakistan lost their second innings on Friday after being bowled out for 237 runs while chasing a total of 317 runs.
A raging Leading Australia to a thrilling victory, Pat Cummins took five wickets and finished with ten for the match. The match’s Player of the Match award was likewise won by the right-armer. In Perth, Australia, for the first Test, the home team hammered the visiting team by 360 runs. With their previous victory coming in 1995, Pakistan have struggled in Australia, losing 16 consecutive Tests.