Saeem Ayub and Khurram Shahzad included within the Take a look at group for the primary time, Mirhamza, Muhammad Wasim Jr and Faheem Ashraf return to the group Photograph: File
Lahore: Chief selector Wahab Riaz has introduced Pakistan’s 18-member check group underneath the management of Shan Masood for the tour of Australia.
The Pakistan cricket group will play a three-match collection between December 14 and January 7. The primary Take a look at might be performed in Perth from December 14 to 18, the second in Melbourne from December 26 to 30 and the third in Sydney from January 3 to 7.
The 34-year-old left-handed batsman Shaun Masood will lead Pakistan’s Take a look at group for the primary time. He has been entrusted with the management for the 2023-25 World Take a look at Championship instead of Babar Azam who stepped down from the Take a look at captaincy final week.
Left-handed opening batsman Saeem Ayub and quick bowler Khurram Shahzad have been included in Pakistan’s Take a look at group for the primary time.
22-year-old Saim Ayub scored 553 runs with the assistance of three centuries in 4 matches of this season’s Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, through which the match-winning double century within the closing in opposition to Faisalabad was noteworthy.
Persevering with his wonderful kind, he additionally scored the very best 397 runs within the Pakistan Cup match and was declared the very best batsman of the match.
The 23-year-old right-arm quick bowler Khurram Shehzad from Faisalabad has taken the very best 36 wickets at a mean of 20.31 within the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy this yr. why
Tempo all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, who final performed a Take a look at match in England’s tour of Pakistan, has returned to the group.
Equally, Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Mirhamza have additionally returned to the Take a look at group. Each had been a part of the group for the house collection in opposition to New Zealand that was performed in December, January.
Pakistan’s 18-member group consists of those gamers.
Shan Masood (Captain), Amir Jamal, Abdullah Shafiq, Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imamul Haq, Khurram Shahzad, Mirhamza, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Wasim Jr., Nouman Ali, Saeem Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Chief selector Wahab Riaz says that the group has been chosen holding in thoughts the difficult situations of Australia. Conserving in thoughts the pitches there, the quick bowlers have been positioned extra to make it simpler to kind mixtures within the three Take a look at matches.
He stated that Saeem Ayub has been included within the group for his wonderful efficiency in home cricket. He has proven spectacular efficiency in each the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and Pakistan Cup. His inclusion will strengthen the group’s batting.
He stated that Pakistan began the ICC World Take a look at Championship with a win in Sri Lanka this yr and hoped to keep up the momentum in Australia as nicely. We now have tried to incorporate within the choice all the required sources that can assist you reach Australia.
The Pakistan squad will assemble in Rawalpindi on November 22 for the coaching camp. The camp will proceed from November 23 to twenty-eight at Pindi Stadium. The group will depart from Lahore on November 30.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has additionally invited some extra gamers for the coaching camp together with Arshad Iqbal, Kashif Ali, Shadab Khan, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir and Usama Mir.
Our 18-member squad for the three-match Take a look at collection in opposition to Australia
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