Retired Aussie pacers to be back to play Pakistan

Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
Share this on your social network:
   Facebook Twitter Google+    Comments Mail

Perth:Former Australian fast bowlers Geoff Lawson and Tony Dodemaide have been named in an invitational side to play Pakistan in the traditional Lilac Hill cricket game here on December 7.

Cricket Australia said Lawson, 46, and West Australian Cricket Association (WACA) chief executive Dodemaide, 41, will come out of retirement to spearhead the Cricket Australia Chairman's XI for the annual match played against a touring side.

Lawson was a regular member of the Australian Test and One-day teams throughout the 1980s and took 180 wickets in 46 Tests and 88 wickets in 70 One-day Internationals.

Dodemaide played 10 Tests for Australia and took 34 wickets with a career-best of 6-54 on debut.

Pakistan will spend more than three weeks in Perth with a four-day match starting on December 9 against Western Australia before the first of four Tests against Australia commences at the WACA Ground here on December 16.

Write Comments