London, July 28
Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and quick bowler Wahab Riaz have made the minimize in Pakistan’s 20-man squad for the three-Test sequence in opposition to England beginning subsequent week, the nation’s cricket board (PCB) has stated.
Pakistan are scheduled to play three Tests and three T20 Internationals in August-September in a bio-secure surroundings in England amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PCB had named a 29-man mixed squad for the matches.
Wicketkeeper Sarfaraz was sacked as captain from all codecs final yr and his final Test was in opposition to South Africa in January 2019. Mohammad Rizwan has been the first-choice glovesman since.
Wahab, whose final Test look was in October 2018, determined final yr he was taking an indefinite break from the format.
The PCB stated the remaining 9 gamers would proceed to coach with the squad for the T20 internationals, which comply with the Test sequence.
Manchester will host the opening Test from Wednesday with the subsequent two matches in Southampton.
Squad: Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Sr, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah. Reuters