Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls and Colin de Grandhomme may be New Zealand’s fresh batting stars but veterans Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor remain the key to the Kiwis ending their Test drought in Australia.
You could look at the first Test on paper and say Australia had it all their own way.
They won by an innings and had the Test wrapped up before day five – but was the first Test against Pakistan really that simple, or will the second Test at Adelaide prove much closer?
We were joined on the Game of Codes podcast by Roar cricket expert Glenn Mitchell to preview the pink ball Test and make a call on whether Australia will take the series 2-0, or whether Pakistan have a surprise up their sleeves.
On the selection front, there have been calls for Australia to drop spinner Nathan Lyon and take four quicks to the pitch in Adelaide. Is it time for the selectors to have a serious look at Lyon – who only has 13 wickets in the five Tests since Edgbaston – or is the public being too harsh?
After controversially leaving Mohammad Abbas out of the side for the first Test – an unbelievable mistake in hindsight – is his return the only change the visitors need to make?
Listen to the discussion in the player above.