PAK vs AUS: Australia Pacer Michael Neser Doubtful For Pakistan Series

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PAK vs AUS: Australia is currently involved in the five-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. The first two games were done and dusted. Sri Lankan players pushed beyond their limits and competed with the Aussies.

However, the hosts were tactically better across all aspects of the game. They won the first T20I by 20 runs by DLS Method and also went on to win the second game. At first, the game ended in a tie.

However, Aussies won the Super Over with ease. Sri Lanka scored 5 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the Super Over. In response, Australia scored two boundaries in the form of Marcus Stoinis as the latter hit the winning runs.

The third game is currently being held at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Sri Lanka posted 121/6 in their quota of 20 overs in a do-or-die fixture. Australia is giving it all to get the job done in the series.

PAK vs AUS: Australia Pacer Michael Neser Doubtful For Pakistan Series
PAK vs AUS: Australia Pacer Michael Neser Doubtful For Pakistan Series

Australia won the game by six wickets and won the series by 3-0. The T20I series comes to a close on February 20. After that, Aussies are due to lock horns with the Pakistan cricket team for an overseas assignment.

Australia will fly all the way to Pakistan to play 3 Tests, 3 ODIs, 1 T20. The tour kick-starts with the Test series as the opening fixture will kick off at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi on March 4.

PAK vs AUS: Michael Neser doubtful for Australia’s tour of Pakistan

Just a few days ago, Australia’s best batsman Steve Smith picked up a concussion injury during the second T20I against Sri Lanka. He sustained the injury while trying to stop a certain six at boundary rope.

However, Smith ended up landing in an uncomfortable position and got injured in the process. He left the field and after the game, the medical team gave an update that Smith has been ruled out of the T20I series.

Smith’s return to Pakistan tour is yet to be confirmed. Meanwhile, Australia’s pacer Michael Neser is a doubtful starter for Australia’s tour of Pakistan. Michael Neser sustained a side strain during an ODI fixture at the Gabba in the ongoing Marsh Cup.

He managed to bowl only a couple of balls before he walked off the field against New South Wales. As a result, his teammate Marnus Labuschagne completed the over in his absence.

Michael Neser was part of the 18-man squad for Australia for the forthcoming Pakistan tour. Mark Steketee is likely to replace the fast bowler with Sean Abbott named as Standby.

Australian men’s squad for Pakistan tour

Pat Cummins (C), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Steve Smith (VC), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

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