AUS Vs PAK 2nd Test Dream11 Team: 16 October 2018

AUS vs PAK, 2nd Test, Australia tour of Pakistan, 2018.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
16th October, Tuesday, 11:30 AM IST

Venue details:

The pitch here at Abu Dhabi is generally identified as a flat track. However, the recent pitch reports suggest that there may be some help for the pace bowlers.
Average 1st inn score:  402
Average 2nd inn score: 386


Tim Paine (c), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc.


Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez.

Team News:

Imam-Ul-Haq has been sidelined due to a finger injury and will not take part in this Test. Reserve limited-overs opener Fakhar Zaman may receive the call-up in his absence.
Wahab Riaz was ineffective in the last match with the ball, he is likely to be dropped from the playing XI. Mir Hamza, the left-arm medium pace is in line to make his Test debut and replace Riaz. Shadab Khan may as well replace Riaz. The bowling all-rounder had groin injury during Asia Cup. His fitness is still under doubt.


Tim Paine hinted at shuffling the batting order which means that no changes are expected.
If the pitch fails to assist spin bowling, Australia is likely to hand Test debut to Michael Neser in place of Jon Holland.

Probable Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Tim Paine (c & wk), Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser/Jon Holland.


Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza/Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas.


Mohammad Abbas troubled Australian batting lineup with reverse swing in the first Test, he is a must-pick.
Although Shaun Marsh failed in the first match, his experience should see him make a comeback into the runs.

Key Players:

Mohammad Hafeez
Azhar Ali
Haris Sohail
Babar Azam
Yasir Shah
Bilal Asif
Mohammad Abbas


Aaron Finch
Usman Khawaja
Shaun Marsh
Travis Head
Mitchell Starc
Peter Siddle
Nathan Lyon


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