The pair also bowled in tandem in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy in July before O'Keefe suffered a hamstring tear and was sidelined for the rest of the tour.
Mohsin also feels Pakistan should stick with the same line-up, stating that bringing in a player for just one Test might damage his confidence if he fails to perform. "Traditionally, Sydney is a bit different to all of the [other Australian] venues", he said after Australia named spinner Steve O'Keefe alongside Nathan Lyon for the match. "It was a pretty hard time", said Smith, who will be playing his 50th test.
But Warne, Australia's greatest spinner with 708 Test wickets, says Agar's ability to unleash serious turn and flight should place him at the top of the queue.
"I think I need to think about it".
"Steven did a really good job for us in Sri Lanka before he got injured, did a good job a year ago in Sydney as well". "I think the selectors probably have an eye on India and the guys that are possible to be there".
Misbah also ruled out his retirement which he hinted after Pakistan's disappointing loss to Australia in Boxing Day Test.
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"That's always been a part of my game". At the end of the day I'm just trying to get wickets. While the all-rounder has taken only 14 Sheffield Shield wickets in his career, he comes as a handy batsman and averages 36.67 with the bat in the Shield so far this season, including three fifties.
Branded a limited-overs specialist and not a red-ball player by Shane Warne, Steve O'Keefe has declared himself comfortable in his own skin as he seeks to ram home his credentials in the third Test against Pakistan at the SCG.
Uncapped all-rounder Hilton Cartwright was selected in the squad for the Melbourne Test but overlooked, with the side unchanged from the team that won by 39 runs in the series-opener in Brisbane. "We've gone with two spinners on this occasion and it's unlucky for Jackson".
Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Peter Handscomb, Hilton Cartwright, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Steve O'Keefe, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.
Australia take on Pakistan in the third Test of the three-match series scheduled between the two nations at the Sydney Cricket Ground from 3 to 7 January.