PAK vs AUS: Why Australian Players Are Wearing Black Armbands?

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Why Australian Players Are Wearing Black Armbands?
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The 1st Test between the Hosts Pakistan and Australia have started at Rawalpindi and luckily the home side has won the toss and elected to bat first. This tour is very special for both countries because the Australian side is touring Pakistan after a gap of 24 years. Both the sides have last met during the T20 World Cup semi-final games, where Pakistan has beaten the Australian side and entered into the finals. in this article, we can know the reason Why Australian Players Are Wearing Black armbands?

Reason Behind Australian cricket black armbands:

During the 1st Test game, Australian players were seen wearing a black armband and everyone was shocked to see this. Let’s find out the reasons why?

Australian side has worn the black armband for remembering the death of former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh.

Rod Marsh has passed away in the last week at Queensland due to a heart attack. And he has played international cricket between 1970 and 1984. And he has scored a total of 3633 runs which includes three hundred.

Marsh has also made 355 dismissals in the Test format and that was was a record when he announced his retirement from the format. He has also featured in 92 ODI games and made 1225 runs.

The Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins has shared his emotions about the demise of the former keeper and said that he is one of the most eminent figures in Australian cricket.

Speaking about Marsh, Cummins said – “Rod was a colossal figure in Australian cricket who gave close to 50 years of incredible service to Australian cricket, from his debut in the Ashes series of 1970/71, through to his time as National Selector, when many of the current group of Australian men’s players came into close contact with him,” 

He has also added – “I, along with countless other people in Australia, grew up hearing the stories of him as a fearless and tough cricketer, but his swashbuckling batting and his brilliance behind the stumps over more than a decade made him one of the all-time greats of our sport, not just in Australia, but globally. My thoughts, and the thoughts of the entire tour party here in Pakistan, are with Rod’s wife Ros and their family at this terrible time” 

Here we you can find the Pakistan vs Australia Test Schedule

PAK vs AUS Test Schedule:

Date Match Details Venue Time (IST)
March 4-8 Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 10:30 AM
March 12-16 Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test National Stadium, Karachi 10:30 AM
March 21-25 Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd Test Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 10:30 AM

ODI and T20I Schedule:

Date Match Details Venue Time (IST)
March 29 (Tuesday) Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 10:30 AM
March 31 (Thursday) Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd ODI Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 10:30 AM
April 2 (Saturday) Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd ODI Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 10:30 AM
April 5 (Tuesday) Pakistan vs Australia, Only T20I Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 3:30 PM

 

In this Australia Tour of Pakistan 2022, Both sides will play a total of 3 Test games, 3 ODI’s, and only Test match.

 

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