Hilton Cartwright will have an opportunity to play his debut match against Pakistan in Sydney and he will be replacing Nic Maddinson who has had a ordinary series.The Australian selectors have also made one more change by bringing in spinner Steve O’ Keefe instead of pace bowler Jackson Bird with one eye on the upcoming tour of India. Pitch will be expected to turn in Sydney, and Aussies will be hoping they play spin well before the clash against India in February. They will be hoping for a whitewash to boost their confidence ahead of the India series.
Pakistan will be hoping for a consolation victory. They will hope for their seniors to step up in order to avoid another defeat. Misbah will be under tremendous pressure. Expected XI against Pakistan in Sydney are
Matt Renshaw, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Hilton Cartwright, Mathew Wade(W),Steve O’Keefe, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon.