1st Test; Australia v Pakistan @ The Gabba November 21-25

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workhorse

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I'm the worst person to ask, no idea. Hate 2 match series
It was more a rhetorical question, as I doubt there's a significant reason why they couldn't have had a 3rd test. I agree, 2 match series are the worst - especially against Pakistan who are more than respectable.
 

LukeParkerno1

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Quoted for truth. Would be interesting to find out how dominate home teams are during a test series over a sustained period. I am sure we are not the only country that dominates at home and struggles away.
Weirdly India are the one team who has done well away from home lately. It's a common trend worldwide though, everyone flat track bullies everyone
 

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Howard Littlejohn

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Is there any reason Canberra or Hobart couldn't have had a test?
No reason they couldn't, but CA has negotiated the FTP to only be five Tests a summer. So both are unlikely to ever host a Test again, and certainly not in the next couple of years.

As for this series, Azhar Ali left Australia as possibly the best opener in the world last time. How sme ofmthenother badtmen adjust to the bounce of Australian conditions, traditionally the downfall of sub-continental teams, will go a long way to seeing if they can post scores. And that pace attack looks raw, bound to be prone to a few loose spells at some point.
Australia's batting, at home, won't be terrible. Another false hope series in the making on that front?
 

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