Tim Paine Leads Australia into 1st Test with Pakistan Following Strong Preparation

Australia have been in Dubai for 2 weeks now preparing for the opening test of the 2 test series with Pakistan

Australia have trained in Brisbane and Dubai

The opening test match starts on Sunday at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Mitch Marsh, Travis Head and Shaun Marsh 150, 90 not out and 94 respectively in the warm up game with Pakistan A at the ICC Academy.

Skipper Tim Paine took 6 catches and a stumping

In the match and was not required to bat.

It will be a testing series in UAE as the conditions reached 45 degrees plus each day. Testing players

Fitness and mental strength. Coach Justin Langer has his team well prepared for a tough test series.

Travis Head and Aaron Finch along with fast bowler Michael Neser are expected to debut in Dubai.

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