Pitch drop-in at Perth Stadium for Pak-Aus test

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During the Perth Stadium’s Christmas weekend, the Australian cricket team will be taking on Pakistan, the ICC World Test Champions and the reigning World Cup champions.

During the installation process, there were more than two days involved in the process in order to complete the installation of the wicket square, which consists of five drop-in pitches that each weigh around 25 tonnes.

Located on the northern side of the stadium, WA Cricket curators tend to the drop-in wicket on a daily basis, which is adjacent to the outdoor practice wickets, which has been curated at the stadium since February.

There is the same clay and grass species in the drop-in wicket that are used in the pitches at the WACA Ground, and it is closely monitored during its growth to ensure the pitch mimics the nature of speed and bounce as at the Ground.

The drop-in wicket was moved onto the playing surface of the stadium last week using a 30-meter, 40-ton cricket wicket transporter, which had a length of 30 meters. Western Australia is the only state where a machine of this type is available.

The reigning BBL13 champions, Perth Scorchers, will play their first home match, against the Brisbane Heat, on December 20, followed by five home matches against the Brisbane Heat.

There will be a one-day Test match between Pakistan and Australia in Perth from December 14 to 18, followed by a one-day Test match in Melbourne from December 26 which will be played in Perth. There will be a final game on January 3, 2024 in Sydney where the tour will come to an end.

There are plans to depart from Lahore on November 30 for the first leg of the campaign.

It has also been confirmed that two new faces will be joining the Pakistani coaching staff for the upcoming three-match series against Australia in early August.

It has been reported that Adam Hollioake, the former England all-rounder, and Australian Simon Grant Helmot will be the team managers for Pakistan’s Test tour of Down Under, according to Geo Super.

A list of the coaching staff for Pakistan’s away series has been released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Simon, a 51-year-old man, will be performing the duties of a high-performance coach for PCB. As a high-performance coach for Bangladesh, the Aussie has previously been a part of various T20 franchises around the world and has worked with a number of franchises in the T20 format.

Meanwhile, Holliaoke will be tasked with the job of coaching the batting team. In the past, he has coached the England Lions and Hong Kong cricket teams, and he has experience coaching overseas teams as well.

That news provided by timenews.

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