Kangaroo legend David Warner has been selected in the squad for the opening Test of the three-Test series against Pakistan starting soon. David Warner had expressed his desire to leave Cricket Australia for a farewell Test. And CA has honored his wish and has given him a place in the team for the Test starting in Perth. Cricket Australia has announced a 14-member squad for the first Test for this series starting under the World Test Championship. The team will be led by Pat Cummins, while Shan Masood will captain Pakistan after the changes made in the past. But before that, the players of both teams will start their preparations with a four-day warm-up match between Prime Minister XI and Pakistan from Tuesday. However, in the midst of Warner's farewell series, Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi has given a big challenge to David Warner.
Shaheen Afridi expressed his desire not to let David Warner make the last Test series memorable, David Warner's cricket career is brilliant, he is the best player in all three formats, Pakistan currently tops the points table of the World Test Championship .#PAKvsAUS#PSL2024pic.twitter.com/BO7hNK5AGo
— Leo Bukhari (@BukhariLeo14) December 3, 2023
Afridi said in a conversation with the media, "David Warner's cricket career has been very fantastic. He is the best player in all three formats. I wish him all the best, but my wish is that I won't let his last Test be memorable."
Overall, Afridi has given a direct challenge to this left-handed batsman to play a big innings in his last farewell Test. Now let's see how Warner will respond to Afridi's challenge. The first Test between the two teams will be played in Perth from December 14. Let's take a look at the schedule of the series:
Match Date Place
14-18 December: First Test, Perth
26-30 December, <>nd Test, Melbourne
3-7 January, <>rd Test, Sydney