Australia announce their 15 man squad under the captaincy of Tim Paine for Test series against Pakistan. Australian selectors picked some new and old faces in the Team for the upcoming tour. Star limited overs batsman Aron Finch included in the Test Squad. Veteran fast bowler Peter Siddle made his comeback in the Test Team.While Glenn Maxwell,Joe Burns and Peter Handscomb were snnubed from the squad. Players like Marnus Labuschangne, Travis Head, Michael Neser and Brendan Doggett received their maiden call for the Test series against Pakistan.
Australian selector Trevor Hohns defended his selection by picking team according to conditions in UAE.
Trevor Hohns said to media” Joe,Peter and Glenn were players we discussed when selecting the batting group,but we had to take into account the conditions and competition we are set to face in the upcoming series”
He further added ” All three remain on our radar for Test cricket,but we want them to perform for their states and continue to push their case ahead of what is going to be a big Australian summer”
Australian selectors gave nod to the players who have recently played against India A in India.
“Of the players, who are currently a part of the ‘A’ team in India, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Marnus Labuschagne and Matt Renshaw have been selected in the national squad.