Pakistan announced squad for Test series against England
Published - Jun 5, 2016 1:27 pm | Updated - Jun 5, 2016 1:38 pm
Pakistan has announced the 17-man Test squad for the upcoming tour to England, with Misbah-ul-Haq leading the team. The teams for the ODI’s and T20I’s will be announced later.
This will be the first tour under the new coach Mickey Arthur, who came in after Waqar Younis stepped down from his post due to poor displays from the team in the Asia Cup 2016 and ICC T20 World Cup 2016.
England will be high on confidence coming into the series. England is currently going through the series against Sri Lanka and they have won the first two Test matches quite convincingly.
For Pakistan, leg-spinner Yasir Shah made his comeback into the squad from a three-month suspension handed to him by ICC. He was found guilty after he was tested positive for a banned substance. Yasir has been a successful bowler for Pakistan.
Mohammad Amir has also been selected in the squad, marking his first Test assignment after he returned back from international suspension. Mohammad Hafeez has been included in the squad but his place is subject to his fitness.
Last time when these two sides played against each other, Pakistan beat them comfortably 2-0 in the Test series UAE in a 3-match series. The first match ended in a draw and Pakistan beat them the next two matches in convincing fashion.
It was when Pakistan toured England last time, which was in 2010. England won the four-Test match series 2-1 and followed it up with a 2-0 win in T20I matches and a 3-2 win in ODI.
Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez (subject to fitness), Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Sohail Khan, Imran Khan.