Lahore: Pakistan's 29-member squad for England tour introduced
Pakistan's 29-member squad for the tour of England has been introduced. Haider Ali, a batsman of the nationwide under-19 cricket group and a rising younger cricketer, has been included within the nationwide squad. The three Test and three T20 sequence between Pakistan and England will probably be performed in England in August-September.
Fast bowlers Hassan Ali, Mohammad Amir and center order batsman Harris Sohail weren’t obtainable for the England tour choice. Hassan Ali's again damage and Mohammad Amir have been unavailable as a result of delivery of their second baby, whereas Harris Sohail didn’t point out his availability for a tour of England as a result of Corona virus outbreak.
All gamers on central contract besides Harris Sohail have been included within the squad. Apart from them, Kashif Bhatti, Sohail Khan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Khushdal Shah, Fahim Ashraf, Imran Khan and Fawad Alam have additionally been made a part of the squad.
Meanwhile, quick bowler Sohail Khan has returned to the nationwide squad after a protracted absence. He performed his ninth and last Test match in 2016 on the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Sohail Khan took 22 wickets in 9 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches final season. He took 7 wickets whereas representing Quetta Gladiators in HBLPSL 2020.
The selectors have added Bilal Asif, Mohammad Nawaz, Musa Khan and Imran Butt as reserve gamers for the tour. These 4 reserve gamers have been saved as a backup in case any participant comes again optimistic for the Covid 19 Test earlier than leaving for England.
The Corona Tests for the tour of England will happen on June 20 and 25.
29 member nationwide squad
Opening batsmen: Abid Ali (Sindh), Fakhr Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Shaun Masood (Southern Punjab) and Imam-ul-Haq (Balochistan)
Middle order batsmen: Azhar Ali (Central Punjab), Babar Azam (Central Punjab), Asad Shafiq (Sindh), Fawad Alam (Sindh), Haider Ali (Northern), Iftikhar Ahmed (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Khushdal Shah ( Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Muhammad Hafeez (Southern Punjab) and Shoaib Malik (Southern Punjab)
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Sarfraz Ahmed (Sindh)
Fast bowlers: Faheem Ashraf (Central Punjab), Haris Rauf (Northern), Imran Khan Sr. (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Muhammad Abbas (Southern Punjab), Muhammad Hasnain (Sindh), Naseem Shah (Central Punjab), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Northern), Sohail Khan (Sindh), Usman Shinwari (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Wahab Riaz (Southern Punjab)
Spinners: Yasir Shah (Balochistan), Emad Wasim (Northern), Kashif Bhatti (Sindh) and Shadab Khan (Northern)
Misbah-ul-Haq – Head Coach
Shahid Aslam – Assistant To Head Coach
Waqar Younis – Bowling Coach
Abdul Majeed – Fielding Coach
Yasir Malik – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Talha Butt – Analyst
Cliff Deacon – Physiotherapist
Malang Ali – Massager
Mansoor Rana – Team Manager
Retired Col. Usman Rifat Anwari – Team Security Manager
Raza Rashid – Team Media Manager
Additional Team Management:
Younis Khan – Batting Coach (Tour of England)
Mushtaq Ahmed – Spin Bowling Coach (England tour)
Dr. Sohail Saleem – Team Doctor (Visit to England)