The Australian cricket team is all set to tour Pakistan with its top players. So far, no major player of the Kangaroo team has expressed any apprehension about the tour of Pakistan. Pakistan has not been able to play any tournament in its country against the big teams of the world for almost a decade due to security reasons. At the same time, the last thing in Pakistan was the ICC tournament organized in the year 1996 when it co-hosted the ODI World Cup with India and Sri Lanka.
After the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in Pakistan in the year 2009, Test cricket could not be organized in this country till the year 2019. Last year too, before the T20 World Cup, the New Zealand and England teams had pulled out of the Pakistan tour due to security reasons. New Zealand then decided to withdraw just before the match. Australia’s team is on its way to tour Pakistan after 24 years. National selector George Bailey has described the security plan as very strong.
According to the Cricket Australia (CA) website, Bailey told reporters that I believe that both the boards are still working on some minor things regarding the tour, so once they get the formal approval, we will announce the team but We are heading in the right direction to a large extent. Australia last toured Pakistan in 1998 under the leadership of Mark Taylor. All things are positive about the Pakistan tour but uncertainty remains over the resumption of the Sheffield Shield season. The selectors, however, did not have to look at the performance of the players in the Shield tournament after Australia’s 4-0 win over England in the Ashes.