Pat Cummins provides an update about whether big names will tour Pakistan

Here's what the Aussie captain has to say

HOBART, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 13: Pat Cummins Captain of Australia speaks to media during an Australian Ashes squad nets session at Blundstone Arena on January 13, 2022 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Steve Bell/Getty Images)

With less than two months remaining for Australia’s tour of Pakistan, Aussies’ captain – Pat Cummins – is hopeful of a full strength squad touring Pakistan. Although, Pat Cummins understands that some of his teammates will decide against touring Pakistan but he hopes majority of them will be available.

The Australian cricket team’s players were given briefing about their upcoming tour of Pakistan earlier this week. The players haven’t made their decisions yet and it remains to be seen who will be available for the tour.

During the pre-match presser of fifth Ashes Test, the Australian captain said: “Still a bit to work through … but at this stage it’s all looking really positive.”

He also lauded the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s effort in restoring cricket in the country. “It’s shaping up as, I think just about everyone – if not all – will go,” he added.

“If some players need to make a choice, it’s absolutely fine that they won’t be there. Still got a bit of water to go under the bridge, a bit more info to gather and get around to everyone,” Pat Cummins said.

Earlier, when Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc was asked about the Pakistan tour, he didn’t give a clear answer. “I think it gives time for all players to process that information. Obviously, we’ve got a Test match this week to play in and perform in, and then we’ll move onto what happens next,” he had said.

Furthermore, Australia’s opening batter Usman Khawaja in an interview said that his team can really inspire a whole generation of cricketers in Pakistan by touring the country as the Pakistani people haven’t seen the likes of Steve Smith or David Warner playing in there.

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