Australia’s tour of UAE in October for a Test Series with Pakistan under captain Tim Paine and new coach Justin Langer will be the first full tour for the New leadership group.
Before that Australia have a tour “Australia A” tour of India in September which will include the return of Mitch Marsh the key Australian all rounder and eyed by many as the obvious choice for Test match and limited overs Vice Captain along with pace bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
Tim Paine will be the Test Captain but his role in the limited overs side remains in some doubt and he may look to just play Test Cricket to extent his test career. Alex Carey a smart wicket keeper who has impressed many including Paine.
Fast bowlers Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood are all hopeful of touring the UAE however Cummins remains under injury cloud and may not return until November when South Africa tour Australia for a 3 Match ODI series.
The tour dates for Australia’s tour of the UAE remain unknown in a some what concerning state considering the tour dates for next years Ashes have already been released.
The Australian Cricket Team will be selected by Justin Langer, Trevor Hohns and Greg Chappell after Mark Waugh is leaving his post to be a full time commentator with Fox Sports new Fox Cricket channel.
The Tour of UAE continues the new era under Tim Paine who has been extremely impressive in his test match return since coming back into the squad in November last year and will lead a team without Steve Smith and David Warner until April 2019.