Canberra, 23 November 2023 (TDI): On the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, the Pakistan cricket team is set to play a 4-day match with the Prime Minister-XI from 6th to 9th December at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
The Prime Minister while expressing his thoughts said that he has been a major fan of fast bowling exhibited by Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, former Pakistani fast bowlers.
The Australian Prime Minister expressed his anticipation for the upcoming encounter and said that “Pakistan is such a proud cricketing Nation.”
The Prime Minister will grace the opening day of the match at Manuka Oval in Canberra highlighting the significance of the series.
The last encounter of the Pakistan cricket team with Prime Minister XI was a one-day match in 2005 which resulted in Pakistan defeating PM-XI with five wickets.
Neil Hawkins, Australian High Commissioner took to social media to share the news. He shared that the exciting Australian summer of cricket will feature Pakistan playing against PM Albanese XI in Canberra ahead of their much-anticipated tour of Australia.
Pakistan is scheduled to play a test series in Australia from December 14th to January 7th during which team Pakistan will play three test matches against Australia.
Cricket Australia on Wednesday shared that The National Selection Panel, along with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese have finalized their selection for the upcoming match with Nathon McSweeney to lead the Prime Minister’s side.
The Prime Minister XI includes Nathon McSweeney, Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Nathan McAndrew, Todd Murphy, Micheal Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Beau Webster.
Pakistan Cricket team announced an 18- member squad for the upcoming series against Australia with Shan Masood as captain. Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Babar Azam, Imam Ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed included in the squad.