Australia vs Pakistan – 2nd Test Match Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Australia vs Pakistan taking place? Friday, November 29th, (03:30am)

Where is Australia vs Pakistan taking place? Adelaide Oval

What is the expected weather for Australia vs Pakistan? 19c with a risk of rain showers throughout the Test match

What channel is Australia vs Pakistan on? This match will televised live on BT Sport 2

Where can I stream Australia vs Pakistan? This match will be streamed live on the BT Sport app

Where can I get tickets for Australia vs Pakistan? Tickets can be purchased for this match here

LAST MEETING
Australia beat Pakistan by an innings and 5 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia come into this second Test full of confidence after a resounding victory at The Gabba where they were comfortably better than Pakistan with both bat and ball and that ultimately saw them wrap up an innings victory.
  • The bowlers set the platform for the win with an outstanding display from the unit as a whole as they all contributed and while fast bowler James Pattinson is available after he was suspended by Cricket Australia for disciplinary reasons, he may not come straight back into the side especially after Mitchell Starc’s seven wickets in the opening Test.
  • The batting was outstanding as they racked up 580 runs and David Warner, Joe Burns and Marnus Labuschagne were outstanding with Labuschagne especially cementing the number three spot thanks to his impressive 185 and it is difficult to see any changes being made to the team for this Test.

PAKISTAN

  • Pakistan were comfortably beaten in the first Test but skipper Azhar Ali was left frustrated at the way they let a good start to the game slip as they got to lunch on the first day without losing a wicket, but it went downhill from there and they never recovered from that.
  • Despite losing by an innings, their batsmen did show potential as several of them made good starts like Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, but Haris Sohail is under pressure after two failures coming in at number three and while his part-time bowling was useful, Imam-ul-Haq may come into the side for him.
  • The inexperienced bowling unit never stopped trying to make things happen but they struggled in the conditions so it would be no surprise to see Mohammad Abbas come back into the side at the expense of 16-year-old Naseem Shah which should give them a boost.

THE PREDICTION

Australia were in outstanding form in that first Test match in Brisbane and were comfortably better than the tourists, outplaying Pakistan in all facets of the game. This will be another tough test for Azhar Ali’s men and while they are expected to make a couple of changes to the team, that is unlikely to make a big enough difference to close the significant gulf in quality between these two teams. Australia have the edge over them and whether they win or lose the toss, they are capable of sealing the series and picking up another win in Adelaide.

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