Misbah's words of warning for Australia's spinners

Antonio JonesJan 10, 2017

Pakistan left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir was diagnosed with a side strain on the fourth day of the third Test against Australia in Sydney and subsequently underwent scans.

Smith, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Mathew Wade, who play both Test and 50-over formats, will be multi-tasking in the next three weeks - fine tuning their red-ball game while also doing their bit to ensure Australia maintain their dominance over Pakistan in the limited overs arena.

Pakistan will go head to head with Australia in One Day International (ODI) series, starting from January 13th.

"Guys will have to adapt quickly and find a way to be successful in those conditions".

'It was pretty tough times to be honest, ' captain Steve Smith said. We're going to have to play some very good cricket if we want to compete over there.

Losses to the Proteas in Perth and Hobart last November - the latter by a humiliating margin of an innings and 80 runs - resulted in the resignation of chief selector Rod Marsh and sweeping changes to Australia's side for the third and final Test in Adelaide.

"I don't think Davy Warner knows any other way and he set the tone for us straight up in the first and second innings".


After Hazlewood's early strikes, it was the spin duo of Nathan Lyon and O'Keefe who made things worse for the visitors. "Everywhere in the world there's a system in place and players come and go, but unfortunately we didn't adopt any such system".

Selectors will meet later this week but Lehmann has confirmed the reserve wicketkeeper role will fall to Peter Handscomb in India, leaving Matthew Wade and Peter Nevill battling for one squad spot. India's probably the greatest challenge because it's most different to what we've grown up playing against.

"A few of us have been there before and we know it's hard to play in their own backyard". Though occasionally we see some good performances against weaker teams but in fact nothing has been done on part of relevant quarters to build a team that has strength and quality.

During the talk, Chappel said that "somebody's got to give them (Pakistan) a kick up the bum".

Hazelwood (3-29) took the last wicket of Imran Khan to spark on-field celebrations for Australia, which underwent an overhaul and has won four consecutive Tests since ending a five-Test losing streak.

"It's obviously going to be a very hard series".

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