Shaun Marsh’s broken finger has not healed yet which makes him doubtful for the first test. Australia, therefore, are likely to go in with an unchanged playing eleven that featured in the Adelaide Test against South Africa.
AUS Predicted XI
- MT Renshaw, DA Warner, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith (c), PSP Handscomb, NJ Maddinson, MS Wade (wk), MA Starc, JR Hazlewood, NM Lyon and JM Bird.
Pakistan too, for the first test, have named an unaltered squad that recently toured New Zealand. Mohammad Rizwan and Sharjeel Khan have both been retained in the side. Yasir Shah who suffered a back injury is now fit again and is likely to play this match.
PAK Predicted XI
- Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Imran Khan.
Australia are favourites to win