Michael Clarke reveals how Pakistan can beat Australia in three days

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke

The much-awaited Australia tour of Pakistan has finally kicked-off. Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first in the historic first test match.

Before the start of the first test match, there have been lots of talk about the Pindi pitch. The Aussies aren’t as good in the sub-continent conditions as they are on the fast and bouncy tracks.

In their last three visits to the subcontinent, Australia drew 1-1 against Bangladesh, a 2-1 defeat against India and got whitewashed 3-0 at the hands of Sri Lanka.

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke thinks that the best way to beat the visiting team is to prepare spin friendly wickets.

“If Pakistan was smart they would prepare rank turners. The match could get over in three days and that’s a risk. I don’t think they have the courage to do that, but if they do, that’s the best way to defeat Australia,” he said.

He added that if the pitches are prepared like the ones in India, where there is inconsistent bounce and big spin. “Then Australia is in for a real dog fight,” he added.

The Aussies are playing with just one specialist spinner, Nathan Lyon. The off-spinner immediately found plenty of turn in just the eighth over. Looking at the help Nathan Lyon is getting off the pitch, it seems Australia made a mistake in picking just one specialist spinner.

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