CRICKET

T20 Cricket: Australia V Pakistan

Pakistan kick off their tour against Australia with 40 hectic overs in a match to usher in the national side's busy summer schedule.

The visitors are building as a force in the shorter version of the game, and their lively style is sure to have the Aussies on their toes, as both teams look to start their campaign's on a positive note.

Experienced mentor Mickey Arthur has previous experience coaching at a national level in Australia, and together with Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, will be hatching a plan to rattle the locals on their hallowed ground.

Passionate coach Justin Langer has had some time to settle in to his new role and will be itching to get the Australian summer started. Langer has a large and talented pool of youth and experience available to compete in the green and gold.

Warner, Smith, Finch, Maxwell, Starc, Stoinis, Cummins, are a few of the names which will present a pleasant problem for selectors, and the locals will flock to see this great contest.

T20 cricket under lights at the Sydney Cricket Ground is one of the great nights on the Sydney sporting calendar and the crowd is expected to be massive.

Leave the car at home and arrive early to take advantage of the wonderful Sydney Cricket Ground facilities. Public transport is available with trains to Central Station, and then bus or take the short stroll through the history-laden backstreets of Surry Hills and Paddington to the ground.