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PAK vs AUS: Swepson to make debut for Australia

Australia is currently playing a historic series against Pakistan in the rival’s home. The team is eagerly waiting to win the series away from home and this time they are ready to bring all their weapons out. Mitchell Swepson, the young gun has been announced to make his test debut for the national side in the second test that is to be played tomorrow in Karachi. Here are the further details about Swepson to make debut for Australia in PAKISTAN vs AUSTRALIA.

Swepson to debut Australia in Second Test 

Mitchell Swepson, the leggy from Queensland has played 51 First-Class matches in which he took 154 wickets. The spinner though is making his debut for the test side but has already represented Australia in the T20 internationals. He has traveled with the team on various tours but never managed to make it to the playing eleven. His performance in domestic cricket and the Big Bash League garnered applause from many critics of the game including the legend Shane Warne whom he grew up emulating. 

Australia is playing Pakistan in the latter’s homeland after 24 years. The much-anticipated series started with a clearly disappointing first test. The Rawalpindi pitch was heavily criticized for its flatness and no help to the fast bowlers. The game ended with two sides scoring heavily contrary to what the fans had expected. The pitch is rated ‘below-average’ by ICC. This came as quite a shock as many legendary Pakistan fast bowlers such as Shoaib Akhtar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, amongst the reputed names have emerged from the club. 

The inclusion of Mitchell Swepson with Nathan Lyon already in the team is a clear statement that the tourists will not rely on pitches to get better. Following the sub-continent norms, the team after long will be playing with two specialist spinners on their side and will be eager to take wickets that they failed to do in the previous test. 

Swepson’s teammates expressed their delight in the spinner’s inclusion. Smith tweeted “It’s been a while since a Leg spinner debuted for Australia in Test cricket. I have no doubt Mitch Swepson will be far more successful than the last leggie. Good luck mate! Can’t wait to walk out there with you tomorrow.” while the captain of the side said, “He’s (Swepson) pumped, to be honest, we’re all pumped”.

The playing XI for the Australian side for the 2nd Test is as announced:

David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson

Fans will look forward to seeing Mitchell Swepson, the leg spinner playing for Australia after ages. The Australians will hope that his inclusion works out well for them while Pakistan will strategize to not let the lethal leggy harm their side much.

 

Himani Verma
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