Thursday, December 24, 2009

Australia vs Pakistan 1st Test 2009: Preview and Live Score

The 3-match Test series between Pakistan and Australia has already caught the attention to the cricket world. Test series will start with the first test match which will be played on December 26 to 30, 2009. Host team Australia will face their opponent team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Pakistan cricket team has huge fan. They should not want to miss the chance to see it live. This match will kick off at 23:30 GMT (10:30 local time).

It is going to be an important test series for touring side Pakistan cricket team. Their test series against Pakistan will be the fourth series for Pakistan cricket team this year. Pakistan is now hot favorite team in this series. But I want to remind you that this team has no good record in Aussie soil. However, fans of Pakistan cricket team is expecting to see a tough competition between them. Some cricket fans think that Australian cricket team can be beaten by Pakistan. The opposite thing can happen also.

In their last test match, Australia defeated West Indies by 2-0. Pakistan also played a test series against New Zealand but they finished the series with draw. This draw will inspire them to play well and beat home team.

No doubt, we can see a closely competitive match between them. Australia should want to continue their dominance and improve their ICC Test ranking. You may know that Pakistan cricket team is not in good position in the test ranking.

Australia is worried about the bowling strength of Pakistan team for the Boxing Day Test match. Pace attack of Pakistan cricket team can play an important role and help them to get the victory. Australian captain Ricky Ponting is now concerned about it. He should take the necessary steps to face Pakistan’s fears bowling attack. The young pace bowler Mohammad Aamir is in good form. The 17-year-old bowler has become the permanent member of Pakistan national team. Good news is that their leading bowler Mohammad Asif is now back after one year ban.

Batting is perhaps a major problem for Pakistan cricket team. To get victory, they would have to depend on their batsmen. Mohammad Yousuf is the captain of Pakistan cricket team. He is now concerned about this problem. He is trying to convince Younis Khan to make his come back from rest.

Injury is perhaps the biggest problem for Australian cricket team. Ricky Ponting may not play the first test match against Pakistan. However, Vice-captain Michael Clarke thinks that their captain Ponting will be fit to lead the national team in the Boxing Day Test which will be held at the MCG. But elbow injury has remained him doubt for the first test match. He was seen doing net practice. It can give some hope to his fans about his fitness. If he can not be fit fully then he will be replaced with Philip Hughes. Pacer Peter Siddle has joined in the 13-man squad.

When any team plays a test series against Australian cricket team then we can hear a common complain from the opponent team. The complain is that Australia is best for sledging. This matter breaches the rule of cricket game and also harms the mentality of cricket fans. Let us see if they can control themselves from sledging.

Who do you think can win the match? It is very complicated question. Both teams have equal possibility to seal the victory. As a host team Australia should take the advantage of home crowd support. Even their big victory against West Indies team will motivate them to continue their winning streak. Though Pakistan has not played much test cricket this year but their previous performance will encourage them to make a record in Australian soil.

Fans have already started searching to get the list of live TV channels name. This match will be shown live on Geo Super in Pakistan and Nine Network in Australia. If you can not enjoy it live on TV then get live updates from various websites. I have given some websites name in below-

Both Pakistan and Australia is going to face each other after long time. Australia is a big opponent team for Pakistan this year. Let us see how they perform against the former top ranked team.

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