Hosts Australia will be looking to get off to winning start to their home season when they take on Pakistan in a two-match Test series that will begin from 21st November. Opening batsman Joe Burns and pacer Michael Neser have been included in the Test squad. Cameron Bancroft was last minute replacement for Will Pucovski, who decided to opt out of the series due to personal reasons.
On the other hand, Pakistan have decided to pick young players for the tour of Australia. Uncapped players like Naseem Shah, Muhammad Musa and Kashif Bhatti have been included in the Test squad for the two-match Test series. Newly appointed Test Captain Azhar Ali will be hoping that the side can put up a decent fight against Australia in this series.
Here are some of most important statistics with regards to Australia vs Pakistan 2019 Test Series.
0 victories for Pakistan out of last 12 Test matches played against Australia in Australia. Pakistan suffered a 3-0 whitewash at the hands of Australia on their previous tour to the country in 2016-17.
1995 was the last time Pakistan a Test series against Australia in Australia. The visitors won the game by 74 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground.
56.62 is the average for Azhar Ali against Australia in Test cricket. He has scored 938 runs in 9 Test matches with three centuries to his name. He will be looking to produce big scores for the side in this two-match Test series.
16 wickets needed by Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood to complete 200 wickets in Test Cricket. Hazlewood currently has taken 184 wickets in 48 Test matches at an average of 26.57.
27 wickets needed by Australian pacer Pat Cummins to complete 150 wickets in Test Cricket. Cummins currently has taken 123 wickets in 25 Test matches at an average of 21.45.
27 runs needed by Australia’s premier batsman Steven Smith to complete 7,000 runs in Test Cricket. Smith currently has scored 6973 runs in 68 Test matches at an average of 64.56 with 26 centuries to his name.
207 runs needed by Pakistan’s opening batsman Shan Masood to complete 1000 runs in Test cricket. Masood currently has scored 793 runs in 15 Test matches at an average of 26.43.
331 runs needed by Pakistan Captain Azhar Ali to complete 6,000 runs in Test Cricket. Azhar has accumulated 5669 runs in 73 Test matches at an average of 43.27 with 15 centuries to his name.