Australia is all set to travel to Pakistan for three-match Test series in the subcontinent. The Men in Green will be hosting the Aussies for the first time since 1998 and the historic series gets underway from March 4. While the squads for both sides are out, the Australian side has faced a hiccup on the way.
It has been learnt that the side is likely to set off on a Test tour without a specialist spin coach for the first time in nearly a decade. Assistant coach Sridharan Sriram, who had pretty much manned that role since 2016, will not be accompanying the team to Pakistan.
According to Cricbuzz, Cricket Australia (CA) has been in talks with former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori to take up the position, however, with only a handful of days left for Pat Cummins & Co to depart, it seems unlikely that a deal will be reached in time.
The last time an Australian team had headed to that part of the world without a specialist in their support staff was the ill-fated 2013 tour of India where they were clean swept by a 4-0 margin.