It seems like a long ago when the infamous terrorist attack on Srilankan Cricket Team happened in Pakistan in 2009. The dark day changed the dynamics of Pakistan Cricket and it might be fair to say that the cricketing world did not take it easy. There were actions taken by ICC and many countries canceled their tour to the nation over security concerns. Over the years, Pakistan has worked hard to prove how the country is safe to host cricket and affirmed it is a great opponent to any team, only on the cricket field. Here is about the Australia tour of Pakistan 2022.
In recent years, many countries have toured Pakistan over their gushing performance in foreign tours. The players have shown their mettle and tempted the world to play cricket with them on their home soil.
Australia is going to be one of the big boards that will be touring Pakistan, after 24 years. The country which had not played a single game in the host nation since 1998 have shown their interest to have a fighting contest with a team of terrific talents such as Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, and many more.
Usman Khwaja, Steve Smith, and David Warner are going to be amongst batters to look out for in the tour. The Aussie newly appointed Captain Pat Cummins with Mitchel Starc will lead the pace attack in the fury land of Rawalpindi. One can expect Nathan Lyon to do well for the side in the spin section while the new talent Scott Boland will have many viewers’ eyes on him.
For Pakistan, the sensational Babar Azam and M Rizwan are expected to display some great batting skills with young Imam Ul Haq and very experienced Azhar Ali. The Aussies should be wary of Pakistan’s bowling in Rawalpindi which gave rise to the likes of Waqar Younis, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Akhtar amongst many other fast bowling legends.
Australia’s visit has piqued quite some interest in cricket fans around the world and especially in Pakistan. According to reports, the first test is going to be a house full as all 16000 tickets sold out for all five days which is a rarity for red-ball cricket. The contest between the lethal Aussies and supreme Pakistan is going to be exciting as Australia will try to win their first series away from home in six years whereas Pakistan will try to maintain their winning streak at home since 2019 the time cricket returned to their home.
The tour is a piece of refreshing good news for Test Cricket and its fans around the world where two greats of the game will be finally fighting to win the trophy in the pitches that explores and generates new talents. The sold-out tickets, the hype about the game, the enthusiastic fans may bring in many more countries to play the game of cricket, in Pakistan.