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Pakistan will be focused to do better in the upcoming two-match Test series against Australia in UAE. The first Test is slated to begin from 7th October at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sarfaraz Ahmed will be determined to set things right in this coming series against Australia after a disappointing performance in recently concluded Asia Cup.
Australia have picked five uncapped players for the series. Matt Renshaw, Shaun Marsh, Usman Khuwaja and Mitchell Marsh have played Test matches in the sub-continent. Captain Tim Paine will be looking for a good performance in this coming series against Pakistan. Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc will lead the attack for the series.
Here are some of key statistics related to Pakistan vs Australia 2018 Test series
3 wins for Pakistan out of 13 games played against Australia in Test cricket since 2002. Pakistan last won a Test against Australia in 2014 in UAE.
2 victories for Pakistan have come in the Test matches played in UAE. Pakistan completed a clean sweep over Australia in a two-match series played in 2014 in UAE.
233 runs needed by Pakistani Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to complete 2,500 runs in Test cricket. He currently has scored 2,267 runs in 41 matches at an average of 37.78 with three centuries to his name.
232 runs required by Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq to complete 4,000 runs in Test cricket. He currently has scored 3768 runs in 61 matches at an average of 39.25 with eleven centuries to his name.
18 wickets needed by left-arm quick Mitchell Starc to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket Starc currently has 182 wickets from 43 games at an average of 28.17.
3 centuries scored by Pakistan’s Azhar Ali against Australia in Test cricket. Two centuries have come in the 2014 series played in the UAE.
8 wickets needed by Pakistani pace bowler Mohammad Abbas to complete 50 wickets in Test cricket.