Justin Langer allowed Mitchell Starc to take the "once-in-a-lifetime chance" to see his wife Alyssa Healy play in a huge final on home soil.
Glenn McGrath does not believe Australia have ever had a better bowling attack than the current crop that Tim Paine can call upon.
Australia claimed an emphatic 296-run win over New Zealand in the first Test, thanks to the instrumental Mitchell Starc.
Eleven wickets fell on day three of the first Test and despite Australia slumping to 167-6, they are the team on top in Perth.
Mitchell Starc expected Steve Smith to hang onto his incredible one-hand catch that removed Kane Williamson in Perth.
New Zealand will start day three of the first Test at Perth Stadium in the mire after Mitchell Starc claimed four wickets.
Australia used Mitchell Starc in just one Ashes Test, but he is back to the fore against Pakistan and insists he was never concerned.
Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy could all be in action in the inaugural fixture of The Hundred.
Babar Azam fell cheaply as Pakistan were bowled out on the opening day at the Gabba, with Josh Hazlewood getting his man.
Mitchell Starc claimed four wickets and Pat Cummins finished with three as Pakistan were bowled out for 240 at the Gabba on Thursday.