Pakistan on Monday known as up uncapped avid gamers Saim Ayub, Aamir Jamal and Khurrum Shehzad for the three-Take a look at layout in Australia, forming in December nearest speedy bowler Naseem Shah couldn’t recuperate from a shoulder surgical operation for the excursion. Shan Masood might be chief the 18-member squad in opposition to Australia with untouched eminent selector, Wahab Riaz additionally recalling left-arm pacer, Mir Hamza for the excursion for which 9 avid gamers from the International Cup squad have additionally been retained. Pakistan performs 3 Assessments earlier than shifting directly to Unutilized Zealand for 5 T20 internationals however Wahab handiest named the Take a look at squad on Monday. Date swashbuckling opener, Saim Ayub has performed 8 T20 internationals and Aamir Jamal 4 T20 fits, day bowler Khurrum Shehzad has been known as up for the primary occasion via Pakistani selectors because of his noteceable performances in home cricket.
Wahab stated that Naseem, who was once injured all through the Asia Cup and after had a shoulder surgical operation in the United Kingdom, would started bowling at 50-60 p.c capability in 3 weeks occasion so he was once no longer to be had for the excursion.
Mir Hamza latter performed a Take a look at in opposition to Unutilized Zealand in Karachi latter January however was once later dropped for the Sri Lankan excursion.
Former captain, Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Muhammad Wasim young had been retained from the WC squad.
The selectors have overpassed opener Fakhar Zaman, speedy bowler Haris Rauf, leg spinner Usama Mir, allrounders Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed for the Take a look at excursion from the WC squad.
Former captain and keeper, Sarfaraz Ahmed, spinner, Abrar Ahmed, spinner Noman Ali all performed within the Take a look at layout in Sri Lanka in June-July past allrounder Faheem Ashraf’s latter Take a look at look was once in December 2022 in opposition to England.
Wahab added that they’d spoken to speedy bowler Haris Rauf in regards to the excursion and he had to start with given his consent to play games Assessments two days again however latter night time he known as up and made himself unavailable for the excursion.
“He has concerns over workload and fitness issues,” he stated.
Wahab stated the squad were picked maintaining in thoughts the difficult Australian statuses.
“We have kept the pitches in mind and added more pace bowling resources to the team to ensure that the management can be flexible with the team combinations in all three Test matches,” he stated.
“Saim Ayub has been added to the squad after the extraordinary domestic season he has had this year. He has impressed with the bat during the Quaid-e-Azam trophy and Pakistan Cup, pushing the case for his selection. His inclusion will strengthen our solid batting line-up.
“Pakistan has began off the ICC International Take a look at Championship 2023-25 actually neatly, nearest their luck in Sri Lanka previous this generation. We are hoping that the staff can lift this momentum forward in Australia as neatly. We now have attempted to safeguard that the staff has all related sources to seek out luck in Australia.” The squad will have a training camp in Rawalpindi from November 23 to 28 before they fly out on November 30 from Lahore.
1st Test – Perth, 14-18 December 2023 2nd Test – Melbourne, 26-30 December 2023 3rd Test – Sydney, 3-7 January 2024.
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