Test Cricket Tours - Australia to Pakistan 1982-83
1982-83Captain: Kim Hughes
46th official Test tour
Fifth Test-playing tour by
Australia of Pakistan
(September- October 1982)
Australian press wrote off this dismal tour as ill-conceived and concentrated
instead upon coverage of the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.
and former Test umpire Colin Egar denied Pakistan press comment that the
team was gutless and stressed that the difficult environment, lack of
practice and various stomach ailments had left the team lethargic. He also
admitted that Pakistan
fair and square. Skipper Kim Hughes put Australia's ignominious 3-nil
defeat down to the brilliance of leg-spinner Abdul Qadir who was man of the
match in the first two Test matches.
Hughes's third disappointing tour as Australian captain, following India 1979 and England 1981, and he later lost
the captaincy to Greg Chappell for the forthcoming Ashes series at home.
tour ended in a shambles when the final one-day international at Karachi was abandoned.
As in the Test match at the same ground, the crowd pelted the tourists with
fruit and rocks and Hughes took his men from the field. Attempts to restore
calm ended in a full-scale riot with baton charges and tear gas.
Phil Ridings (South Australia, chairman),
Alan Davidson (NSW), Len Maddocks (Victoria)
and Ray Lindwall (Queensland) .
The Australian Cricket
Board meeting appointed Colin Egar as manager. He made a familiarisation
visit to Pakistan
in Julyto inspect conditions on and
off the field. The tour itinerary was released on 29 July.
Kim Hughes was preferred to Marsh as skipper.Rodney Marsh declined the vice-captaincy,
saying he felt a younger man should be given the post. Allan Border was
appointed, though not retained for the Sri Lankan tour where Hookes succeeded
Unavailable: Greg Chappell (for personal
and business reasons), Dennis Lillee (announced on 3 March 1982 he needed to
recover from surgery on cartilage of right knee), Len Pascoe.
Tour Party Announced :26 March
Not selected : Rick Darling.
surprise selection was Ian Callen who had not been picked since the West Indies tour in 1978. He had taken 31 wickets in
the season whereas his rival Mike Whitney’s appearances were limited by a
Time between selection and departure from Australia
(26 March 1982 - 9 September)
The team had four days of
intensive physical training and practice in Perth
before leaving for Pakistan
on 9 September.The tour party flew
from Perth, via Singapore,
to Karachi, arriving on 10 September, and then
took a connecting flight to Rawalpindi.
Rodney Marsh, whose son was diabetic,
left for Pakistan
later because of his illness.
Time spent in Pakistan
(10 September - 23 October)
On-tour selection panel
Kim Hughes, Allan Border, Bruce Laird(as Rod Marsh declined to be vice-captain or selector).
Pakistan Board XI
LOST 9 w
LOST inns 3 r
Pakistan Board Invitation XI
LOST 9 w
+Match called off after 3 Australian fielders were struck by missiles thrown
from the crowd.