AUS vs PAK 1st Test: Lyon's Return and Debutants Shine in Cricket Showdown

AUS vs PAK 1st Test: Lyon's Return and Debutants Shine in Cricket Showdown

Australia's captain, Pat Cummins, won the toss in the 1st Test against Pakistan, choosing to bat first.

Toss Decision:

Veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon returns to Australia's XI, eyeing the milestone of surpassing 500 career Test wickets.

Milestone Alert:

 The only change in Australia's lineup is the inclusion of Nathan Lyon, recovering from an injury sustained during the Ashes series.

Inclusion in Playing XI:

Aamer Jamal and Khurram Shahzad make their Test debuts for Pakistan, forming part of an inexperienced bowling attack.

Debutants for Pakistan:

Pakistan opts for four seamers and a spinner in their bowling attack, tailored for the conditions at Perth Stadium.

Pakistan's Bowling Strategy:

Australia's XI includes David Warner, Steven Smith, and captain Pat Cummins, while Pakistan's lineup features Shan Masood, Babar Azam, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Lineups:

 Pakistan faces a tough Test tour in Perth, starting on December 14, with a weakened bowling attack and a challenge to counter the bounce.

Perth Challenge:

Pakistan has not won a Test match in Australia since 1995, highlighting the challenge they face against the strong Australian team at home.

Historical Odds:

Veteran opener David Warner sees the series as his swansong assignment, aiming to end his career on a high note against Pakistan.

Warner's Farewell: 

Pakistan is at the top of the World Test Championship points table, while Australia, currently in fifth place, has the opportunity to climb with six consecutive Test matches at home.

WTC Standings:

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