As we move into the second test – we ponder what kind of bowling line both teams should have!.
It is very clear from the given result at Pindi that bowlers struggled to pick wickets, especially fast bowlers with the new ball. The first wicket in either innings fell after the 30th over. For Pakistan Shafique was the first wicket to be dismissed in the 34th over. For Australia Warner fell in the 41st over.
The new ball had no effect whatsoever at Pindi. However Pakistan might pick one Hasan Ali(if fit) for the second Test. He has been the most successful Pakistani bowler in past one year.
Although Saheen Afridi has most wickets in current WTC cycle, but Hasan Ali has been more effective “.
In last two years Pakistan has been strengthening their batting. Their opening pair has been inconsistent hence you can see various openers used for each series(below tables)
Here is series wise list of partnerships
Here is how they have performed since Dec 2020
Top Pakistani batsmen
Top Pakistani bowlers