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  • No, the tour will not happen

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    Do you think Australia will tour Pakistan as planned in March/April 2022?



    Now the Million (Australian) Dollar question.

    Will they or wont they?

    Lots of encouraging words coming out of Australia but as we learnt from the NZ and England experience, things change pretty fast.


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    My gut feeling is that they will tour, but a few high profile players will make themselves unavailable.

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    A full tour? Definitely not.

    Even a game here or there will be difficult.

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    Yorkshire today:

    "Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that the friendly match announced between the Club and Lahore Qalandars in Lahore on 16th January has been postponed. Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 developments globally, and for the safety and wellness of all players, it has been decided that it is appropriate to reschedule the match to a later date, which will be confirmed in due course"

    I hope it's not the case, but we might hear similar words from others too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    My gut feeling is that they will tour, but a few high profile players will make themselves unavailable.
    I think this as well. The public opinion seems to have shifted towards touring Pakistan as the 'right thing' to do. However i don't think that reflects on sending their best players just yet. I imagine we'll see Australia B turn up.

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    I don’t know what to believe anymore

    An excuse is always the cards

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    Recent statements by the CA Chief have definitely changed my perspective a little bit. They'll tour but it probably won't be full-strength. Which would be a slap in the face to the idea of Australia and Australian players giving highest preference to Test matches.

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    hoping against hope that the tour will go ahead as planned.

    However, it won't be a full strength squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barragan View Post
    A full tour? Definitely not.

    Even a game here or there will be difficult.
    It's either a full tour or nothing. There is no in between.

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    I dont think so. It will either get cut short or wont happen altogether. I hope i am wrong..

    Recently, Gloucestershire decided to not send their team, and the SOuth Africa didnt release their players for PSL. They gave different excuses.

    I believe Australia will bottle out but lets see what reason do they use.

    Have to give credit to Usman Khawaja, the guy has put an effort to be vocal and gave his opinion on touring Pakistan.


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    I don't trust the global establishment to let it happen

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    They will come, why not.

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    Gut feeling says they would back out. Hopefully not though. Donít want them to give an excuse of not prepared for India after 7 months.

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    Not a chance... they are playing it up real nice right now as if they are all gung ho about showing up, and right at the finish line our friend covid will play the easy excuse...

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    I think they will probably come but not have all the main players.

    Let's see.


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    Have a feeling the Omicron outbreak will be a convenient cop out but letís see

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    Yes.

    They've spoken too much about it to turn around without losing face.


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    So have any players apart from Usman Khawaja said whether they are keen or not to tour Australia?

    Another player I remember is Glenn Maxwell, who said that this tour is the same time as his wedding (I think), implying that he probably won't tour for the LOI matches.

    Now is probably the time to start knowing who is willing to tour. But as of now, Khawaja is the only player on the list.

    in PSL, the only Australian players to have toured Pakistan (and are still playing cricket) are players that don't play international cricket.

    I have seen some articles saying that Steve Smith is excited for the away matches in the subcontinent, but not specifically Pakistan.

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    I will be surprised if they tour. If you go by current travel advisory on SmartTraveller on Pakistan, tour should not be approved by the Federal and Security Agencies.
    But, CA has been saying all the positive things till now so there is still some hope. They will look like real idiots if they put a COVID excuse as they made India and England travel to Australia at the height of COVID.


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    Quoting Mitchell Starc here:

    "We had a bit of a briefing the other day about the upcoming tour [of Pakistan]. I think it'll take some time for all players to process that information. And then obviously, we've got a Test match this week to play and perform in and then we'll move on to what comes next."

    This makes me think whatever briefing they received wasn't very positive. If my reading is correct and if the tour goes ahead, there will be a lot of big names sitting out of the tour.


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    You think what you are therefore you are. There is too much self deprication from Pakistani people as if they themselves feel they don't deserve a tour by Australia and are not worthy of a cricketing tour by Australia.

    Positivity breeds positive outcomes whereas habitual pessimism breeds negativity.

    I think deep down this tour will go ahead because 24 years is a long time to not tour a country for cricket and I am pretty sure all the mainstream Australian players want to experience playing cricket in Pakistan

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    The tour will go ahead in some form but I don't expect to see the likes of Warner, Labuschagne, Smith, Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc, and Lyon to make the trip.

    Will be interesting to see Ramiz's reaction when a weakened squad is announced by CA.

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    Brace yourselves for COVID excuses.

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    I feel a side will visit Pakistan - whether it's the full strength one is the question


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forward Defensive Push View Post
    Brace yourselves for COVID excuses.
    Wuhan virus is a reality not a excuse.
    Hong kong has just banned flights from 8 countries to hk , Pakistan is one of them.
    Though officially Pakistan has negligible infection , for some reason other countries seem to include Pakistan in every ban ?

    The tour will happen but probably not tests, Odi and t20s. Quick in , quick out.
    Last edited by maint12345; 14th January 2022 at 01:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maint12345 View Post
    Wuhan virus is a reality not a excuse.
    Hong kong has just banned flights from 8 countries to hk , Pakistan is one of them.
    Though officially Pakistan has negligible infection , for some reason other countries seem to include Pakistan in every ban ?

    The tour will happen but probably not tests, Odi and t20s. Quick in , quick out.
    Indian user I assume?

    Australia just reported 150k covid cases yesterday. 100k covid cases day before yesterday. In a population of 26m. If covid really is a valid excuse then England should be going back right now.

    As for the Hong Kong ban, quite a stretch to go from that to "every other countries seem include Pakistan in every ban" with no actual other ban to speak of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maint12345 View Post
    Wuhan virus is a reality not a excuse.
    Hong kong has just banned flights from 8 countries to hk , Pakistan is one of them.
    Though officially Pakistan has negligible infection , for some reason other countries seem to include Pakistan in every ban ?

    The tour will happen but probably not tests, Odi and t20s. Quick in , quick out.
    Can't edit previous post, but if Hong Kong ban is your measuring stick, then banned flights from Australia as well. So basically all your points are invalid.

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    Well Pat Cummins seems pretty positive regarding touring Pakistan:

    "Still a bit to work through, but at this stage it's all looking really positive. The amount of work the PCB has put into it is fantastic. It's shaping up as, I think just about everyone - if not all - will go"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    The tour will go ahead in some form but I don't expect to see the likes of Warner, Labuschagne, Smith, Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc, and Lyon to make the trip.

    Will be interesting to see Ramiz's reaction when a weakened squad is announced by CA.
    What's the point then. Just cancel the tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    The tour will go ahead in some form but I don't expect to see the likes of Warner, Labuschagne, Smith, Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc, and Lyon to make the trip.

    Will be interesting to see Ramiz's reaction when a weakened squad is announced by CA.
    I wouldn't care, it's a win win. Australia tour and we face easier opposition.

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    The noises are good, but I just dont see it happening


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat_Track_Bully View Post
    What's the point then. Just cancel the tour.
    Australia second string is stil decent and should provide enough competition for Pakistan pluss Khawaja will pucovski are good replacements for either Warner and Smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Australia second string is stil decent and should provide enough competition for Pakistan pluss Khawaja will pucovski are good replacements for either Warner and Smith.
    Even if Australia's D team comes and completes the tour without any issue , that would be a huge success in improving Pakistan's perception and more tours will follow .

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    Many people have said in the past that a weakened team will not help with future tours.
    Whether it's a weakened squad or not will not make a difference to changing the perception of touring Pakistan - as long as the tour goes ahead, it will be immensely helpful. We have seen in the past when a weakened SL team toured. Similarly, NZ decided to pull out a weakened side based on a hoax threat.

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    A month is a long time. Most likely a few new players will come along. Starc might miss the test series or limited overs in order to give himself rest around these COVID times.

    Overall expect to see a lot of stars in display be it Maxwell, Finch, Smith or Warner.

    Straight after the PSL there will hopefully be some exciting more cricket for the team.

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    I would like Pakistani players to build interpersonal relationships with the Australian players. Had team dinners, outings, invite them to places, show them around Pakistan. It is absolutely riddiculous that no Australian team has set foot in Pakistan for 24 years.

    The PM and President of Pakistan should invite both teams along with the Australian High Commissioner. Build on this tour and encourage the Australian players to sign up for the PSL drafts going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moghul View Post
    Even if Australia's D team comes and completes the tour without any issue , that would be a huge success in improving Pakistan's perception and more tours will follow .
    Yes definitely agree hopefully it does go ahead.

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    I think Australia will send their first choice for the tests and a second-string for the T20s and ODIs. That would be reasonable.

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