Australia in trouble with stomach bug ahead of the Pakistan series
In their final limited over appearance before the World Cup 2019, Australia are preparing themselves for the series against Pakistan.
But the visitors are agitated by the attack of stomach bug that hit across the team.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell may be rested from the Friday’s series opener in Sharjah as he is recovering from the ailment. He missed the training session on Wednesday.
Spinner Nathan Lyon also missed training on Tuesday with illness but joined in the Wednesday session and is has now good chances to be picked alongside wrist spinner Adam Zampa.
Aussie captain Aaron Finch believes as quoted by the Cricket Australia’s website – cricket.com.au that spin will play a major role in the forthcoming competition.
“The stats from here all suggest that spin takes a bigger impact. I’ll expect them to spin,”
“We even saw yesterday the training wickets looked how we expect the middle to play. You’re never quite sure though, once there’s a bit of traffic on it they start to slow up pretty quick and spin a bit.
“I think that will be a feature, especially the two games in Sharjah,” Finch said further.
Australia are in great run of confidence following the series win against India. Trailing by 2-0 against the subcontinent giants, the Aussies came back to clinch the series winning consecutive matches thereafter.
Finch further said, “It’s fantastic to see. I don’t think it’s a conscious effort that anyone makes, just think its good mates supporting each other.
“I don’t think anybody goes out there thinking, ‘I’m not going to worry about selection’. It’s just the way everyone is, they’re all just good people,” he added.