WATCH: Pakistani cricketers left to load luggage by themselves on truck at Sydney Airport ahead of Test series, video goes viral
The Pakistani team will be captained by Shan Masood as Babar Azam resigned from captaincy after their World Cup debacle in India.
Pakistani players at Sydney Airport (Image via X)
Pakistan will be playing a three-match Test series in Australia, with the first match scheduled from December 14 to January 7. The Pakistani players flew to Australia for the same but upon reaching, a video started circulating on social media.
They reached Sydney on Friday morning. At the Sydney Airport, the Pakistani players could be seen loading their luggage themselves onto the truck with no help from Cricket Australia members. Some reports say Pakistan loaded their own luggage in order to save time.
Watch the video here:
The 17-member Pakistani squad will rest on Saturday before starting their training session on December 3. Australia are yet to name their squad. This series is a part of the next cycle of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
Pakistan are yet to win a match in Australia since 1995
The Pakistani team will be captained by Shan Masood as Babar Azam resigned from captaincy after their World Cup debacle in India. The matches will be going to interesting ones as the Asian team has yet to win a match Down Under since 1995.
In the 1995 series, the Pakistan team under Wasim Akram won the third Test match of the three-match series by 74 runs. They lost the series as Australia registered victories by 126 runs and 155 runs respectively in the first two matches.
Coming back to the present Test series, the first match on December 14 will be played in Perth. The second match is in Melbourne, while the third is in Sydney. The Sydney Test is also going to be Aussie opener David Warner‘s last Test match of his glorious career. The first Test match will also be the first international match for Pakistan since the World Cup.
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