The Australian selectors on Tuesday named a full-strength squad for its first Pakistan tour since 1998. The Aussies will play three Tests in Pakistan from March 4 during their historic visit. The Tests are slated to be held in Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore. The tour will be played at the back of the Justin Langer resignation saga. The coach stepped down from his role recently despite Australia claiming the Ashes 4-0. Andrew McDonald has been appointed interim coach for the Pakistan series.
England have announced a 17-member squad for the first two Tests of the five-match series against India. Fast bowler Jofra Archer remains unavailable while Ben Stokes and Ollie Robinson both make a return. Robinson comes back after he was fined and handed an eight-match ban, five of which are suspended for two years, for offensive historical tweets. His posts went viral on his Test debut against New Zealand.
With the IPL over, the focus now shifts to the World Cup where Virat Kohli and his men will be raring to go. India coach Ravi Shastri too feels that India have most bases covered, which makes them one of the favourites.
The Indian Test team for the tour of Sri Lanka has been announced, and there have been few surprises but for the recall of veteran leggie Amit Mishra. Even the selection of the 32-year-old slow bowler should not be seen as surprising,