AUS vs PAK: David Warner all set for Retirement in Sydney during 3rd test, Australia's Squad for 3rd Test
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AUS vs PAK: Australian opening batter David Warner is all set for his last swansong at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) as we head to the New Year Test between Australia and Pakistan next week. The southpaw, earlier, wished to make his final test appearance at his home ground at the SCG.

Australia will be taking on Pakistan in the third of the three-game test series at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), starting January 03. An unchanged set of 13 players have been named by the Cricket Australia (CA) for the final assignment against Pakistan.

David Warner walked into the ongoing test series against Pakistan with a few question marks over his form in the red ball cricket. Moreover, Cricket Australia’s decision to name Warner into the test squad was scrutinised by many experts.

Proving everyone wrong who even had a shadow of doubt over his form, David Warner notched up a match-winning 164-run knock in the first test at the Perth Stadium. Owing to his sensational innings, along with the efforts of other players, Australia won the Perth test by a massive 360 runs.

Warner scored 38 and 06 in the two innings of the second test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

“We look forward to celebrating David Warner’s final test match and his incredible career at his home ground [Sydney Cricket Ground],” said chief selector George Bailey.

Australia has already clinched the three-game Test series against Pakistan by winning the first two games convincingly. The Aussies supplemented the 360-run defeat and handed another 79-run defeat to Pakistan at the MCG in the second test.

With an unassailable 2-0 lead, Australia now walk into the third test with their heads high and no pressure at all. The third test begins at the SCG on January 03.

Talking about David Warner’s 12-year-long test career, the batter has managed to muster 8695 runs in 111 test games so far at an impressive average of 44.58. The southpaw has batted with a fantastic strike rate of 70 throughout his career, making him one of the most dangerous batters in the red-ball space. To add more to his decorated cap, Warner has notched up 26 centuries and 36 fifties during his illustrious test career.

Below is Australia’s unchanged squad for the third test against Pakistan:

Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Scott Boland, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Starc, David Warner

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