Australia has announced its One Day and T20 squads for the ODI and T20 matches against Pakistan which are going to be held in United Arab Emirates. Different squads have been announced for one day and T20 matches. Michael Clarke will lead the one day side while George Bailey will be captaining the T20 side.
There are a few players who have made their comeback in the squad. Callum Farguson has made a comeback in the One Day squad after more than a year. Cameron White has also been rewarded after his brilliant performance in the IPL and has been named in the T20 squad. Michael Hussey had kept himself out from the England tour due to his personal problems. He is also making a comeback in both the squads. Peter Forrest has been quite inconsistent in his performances in the recent matches. Due to this, he has been dropped from the one day squad.
Shane Watson and Ben Hilfenhaus has been rested from the one day matches but has been named in the T20 squad. Patt Cummins was injured in the England tour and had to return home early. But, he has also been named in the T20 squad. The selectors think that he will regain his fitness to participate in the T20 matches.
There is also a new face in the squad i.e. Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell is a middle order batsman and a handy part time off spinner. He plays for Victoria in domestic cricket. He is a brilliant fieldsman too. The 41 year veteran, Brad Hogg, has retained his place in the T20 squad after his decent performances in the IPL.
The conditions and pitches in UAE will not be easy for the Australian batsmen. The pitches will be slow and spinner friendly. So, the Australian batsmen will have to play out of their skins to perform well in that tour.