What are some of the contests that could decide the outcome of the Test series?
The highly-anticipated Test series between Pakistan and Australia begins in Rawalpindi on Friday. Pakistan have had injury problems in the build-up, while Australia have not played a Test overseas since 2019. The conditions the teams will face have also been a talking point. Here’s a look at some match-ups that could be key to outcome of the series
Shaheen Shah Afridi vs everyone
Can the short ball work to Smith?
Babar Azam vs Josh Hazlewood
The approach against Nathan Lyon
Australia’s all-round advantage
Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo