Mitchell Starc refused to confirm his participation in the forthcoming Australia tour of Pakistan 2022. When the Australian pacer was asked whether he will tour Pakistan for the bilateral series, he shied away from giving any confirmation and said that the players will think about it after the Ashes 2021-22 series.
Australia is currently facing England in Ashes 2021-22 at home. The hosts have already sealed the series after winning the first three games. Australia defeated England in the 1st Test by 9 wickets, 2nd Test by 275 runs, and 3rd Test by an innings and 14 runs. The AUS vs ENG 4th Test of Ashes 2021-22 ended in a draw.
Mitchell Starc Do Not Confirm Participation In Australia Tour of Pakistan 2022
While speaking to Australian daily The Sydney Morning Herald ahead of AUS vs ENG 5th Test of Ashes 2021-22, Mitchell Starc refused to confirm that he will tour Pakistan in March 2022.
“We had a bit of a briefing the other day about the upcoming tour. I think it gives time for all players to process that information. Obviously, we’ve got a Test match this week to play in and perform in, and then we’ll move onto what happens next,” Mitchell Starc said.
Australia is set to tour Pakistan in March-April later this year. The Australia tour of Pakistan 2022 will consist of multi-format series. As per the current schedule, Australia and Pakistan will lock horns in 3 Tests, 3 ODIs, and one-off T20I.
The Test series will take place first followed by the ODI series. The lone T20I will be played at the end. Australia vs Pakistan three Tests will be played from March 3 to March 25, 2022. Later, three ODIs will take place on March 29, 31, and April 2. The T20I will take place on April 5 and conclude the tour. Australia last tour Pakistan in 1998.
Notably, England and New Zealand had cancelled their tours to Pakistan last year. Fascist group Taliban’s rise to power in Pakistan’s neighbouring country Afghanistan made few cricket-playing countries nervous about playing in Pakistan.
Many international players have also opted out from visiting the Asian country in the past citing security issues. Earlier, Pakistan was banned from hosting international games since 2008, post the infamous terror attack on Sri Lanka national team that year.
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