SYDNEY: Interim coach of Australian cricket team Andrew McDonald revealed that his team is watching matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) ahead of their tour to Pakistan next month in order to understand the game of the Men in Green.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, McDonald said that the Aussies have completed all their preparations before leaving for Pakistan.
“Our squad is balanced,” he said, adding that keeping in view the conditions of the pitches we have options.
The interim coach reiterated that it is a well-known fact the Australian team faces difficulties while playing in the sub-continent.
“We have worked on foundational strategy, keeping Pakistan’s training pitches and grass pitches in mind,” he said.
Shedding light on the performance of the players, he told the media that bowling pressure on all-rounder Cameron Green would increase in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, batters Usman Khawaja and David Warner will be among the top-order during the series.
Replying to questions regarding Pakistan team, the interim coach said one cannot predict about Pakistan team.
“It is difficult to say whether Pakistan’s team playing on the home ground is different or the team playing in the UAE,” he said.
McDonald’s was of the view that Pakistan has some very good fast bowlers and especially mentioned Shaheen Shah Afridi, stating that his performance is constantly improving.
The Aussies’ coach said that the spectators will see a good competition because they also have some good bowlers.