Australia has signed Aaron Finch and Travis Head to debut in the test against Pakistan next month, and Michael Neser also strongly defends the inclusion, according to captain Tim Paine. All three were included in the Australian XI to play Pakistan A in a four-day warm-up game in Dubai, starting on Saturday.
Paine prepares to lead Australia in the first mission of the test team from Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft was suspended for his participation in the scandal of alteration of the ball in Cape Town, absences that leave a hole in the batting of tourists. Finch, an experienced white-ball opener, is ready to take a bow test with Matt Renshaw at the top of the order, with Head, who also offers a spinning bowling option, with odds of hitting on the n. No. 5 or 6. [19659002ElequiponombradoparajugarenPakistánAestá"bastantecercadeloqueconseguiremos"paralaprimerapruebaenDubaidijoPaineaunquesugirióquelosjugadoresqueestánfueradelXIpodríanjustificarsuinclusiónNeseryMitchellStarcproporcionaránlasopcionesderitmoapoyadosporelnuevovicecapitándePaineMitchellMarshmientrasqueellentoarmerizquierdoJonHollandhasidoseleccionadoparaasociarseconelprincipalhilanderodeAustraliaNathanLyon
Although unlikely in practice, Paine suggested that it was theoretically possible for him to have lost his position as captain if he was not among the six – which also includes Finch, Head and Alex Carey – who received the most nominations from the group.
"Obviously I found the captaincy in non-ideal circumstances, so I came back in the group and his classmates vote again, it's great, "said Paine. It means a lot to the three of us that our peers have voted for us.
"I imagined it that way [on the possibility of losing the captaincy] probably would not have been my decision, we took it very seriously." The players gave their opinion and then there was a process after that as well. make sure we have the right people, leading this team in the future. "
In addition to regenerating the culture within the team, Paine reiterated that Australia intended to change its tactics in an attempt to win the opposition Asian for the first time in seven years. On Australia's last visit to the UAE, in 2014, they lost 2-0, crushed by 221 runs and 356 runs in the two Tests, and Langer has challenged this team to "leave the egos at home" to practice a wear more batting approach than in previous tours.
"The Australian teams of the past have not had great success here in Dubai, in Asia in general, so it's an exciting opportunity," said Paine. "We have a different group, some young people have come in. A great challenge but a really exciting opportunity, we have been working very hard on the cricket style we want to play here in the last week, we have a little more training and a touring game If we do everything we have talked about, we will be more than competitive.
"We have talked about the small ways in which we change. Traditionally, the Australian teams have been really aggressive and tried to bring the games to the opposition. I think here in particular, you have to be very patient and I suppose you try to stay in the game while you play. We know that the first three days here can move very slowly, the throws are generally flat, then the last two days can start to spin and roll back and the games in the back move really fast.
"It's about being very patient, very disciplined, JL talked a bit about leaving our egos at home, particularly as a batting team, and being prepared to hit for a long, long time. have some success "