2nd Test; Australia v Pakistan @ Adelaide Over (D/N) November 29-December 3

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Howard Littlejohn

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Australia has confirmed no changes, which is no surprise. Pattinson for Hazelwood would have been the only possible consideration, and that brief if at all.

Pakistan surely bring in Mohammad Abbas, I would guess either Imran or the "16 year old" to miss. Do they shuffle the batting order around? Most batsmen showed enough to in one inings or another to maintain a spot. Cricinfo are saying Haris Sohail will be out, with Imam-ul-Haq coming in and Ali dropping to #3. I keep thinking of Azhar Ali as an opener, but he's played most of his games at #3 so fair enough.
Given they hadn't played a Test for ten months, Pakistan probably wouldn't want to make too many changes having finally got a recent game under the belts of players.

Does the ball still need the protection of a decent grass layer, or will we get a bland Australian pitch? Having a bit more experience with the bowling line-up should help Pakistan make use of the conditions later in the day, when the young brigade might be tired (and appeard disinterested at time in Brisbane).
After Brisbane its hard to see anything other than an Australian win (weather dependent) but the batting might be tested a bit more.

edit: At least Saturday and Monday the showers are expected in the morning, which won't affect a day/night game too much hopefully.
 

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B.O.M is only predicting 1-3mls each day apart from Sunday (4-10mls). I wouldn't have thought that would cause that many delays?
 

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Unbelievable that there is rain forecast for every day of a test in Adelaide at this time of year, Sunday looks the only day where they may lose a significant amount of play though.
 

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doesn't rain all month and as soon as the cricket starts it looks like bloody rain for the next 4 days
Yeah, raining where I am. We have the driest spring on record then the cricket comes to town and it rains. The trouble is this isn't even proper rain just a drizzle which helps no one.
 

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every time i listen to any of the commentators, on all channels, talking about the current series all i hear is how well Pakistan are going.

Did I watch a different first test? It was a slaughter. Was essentially over as a contest by tea on the first day.
 

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