A hilarious dig at Rawalpindi’s grassless pitch by Australian broadcasters ahead of the first test

The broadcasters digitally edited the original picture to add road signs to the side of the pitch because there was little to no grass available.

A hilarious dig at Rawalpindi's grassless pitch by Australian broadcasters ahead of the first test

Australia’s tour of Pakistan begins in Rawalpindi on March 4, with the first Test to be played in honour of Australia’s Richie Benaud and Pakistan’s Abdul Qadir. This will be Australia’s first tour to Pakistan in 24 years. This trophy will be presented every time the Pakistan and Australia teams play each other in a test series.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Aussies have not played a Test away from their own soil and many of the players are in South Asia for the first time. FOX Cricket has poked fun at the pitch at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium ahead of the first match, as the Aussies gear up for its first overseas match in more than two years.

The broadcasters digitally edited the original picture to add road signs to the side of the pitch because there was little to no grass available.

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Nathan Lyon’s views on Australia vs Pakistan Test Series

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Nathan Lyon

In a press conference on Wednesday, Australia’s Nathan Lyon said the pitches were similar to those in the United Arab Emirates. Lyon believes the opening match will be a batting track before the spin and reverse swing comes in.

The role I play will change throughout the test matches. There will be times when I’ll hold the fort, and then there will be chances for me to be more aggressive. The bowlers in our squad are ready to fulfil whatever role is required to perform well. Although it’s going to be a challenging series, we have a squad with the depth to tackle all the possible scenarios.” Lyon said.

The Aussies hope to win 3-0 in Pakistan despite not having played an away Test for quite some time. “I would like to win 3-0 in Pakistan,” Lyon said.

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