Wahab Riaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed Part Of Pakistan Shortlist For England Test Series

Wahab Riaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed Part Of Pakistan Shortlist For England Test Series

Wahab Riaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed Part Of Pakistan Shortlist For England Test Series

Now, he has returned to Pakistan's Test squad.

Azhar Ali will captain the group, with Babar Azam taking the role of his deputy.

Pakistan have announced a 20-member squad for the impending Test series against hosts England, starting August 5.

In addition to the 16 players who were part of the Pakistani team for the home Test against Bangladesh earlier this year, the selectors have added former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, fast bowler Wahab Riaz, spinner Shadab Khan and uncapped spinner Kashif Bhatti to the squad to ensure enough reserves for the series beginning from August 5.

The 20-man test squad also include former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz, who had opted out of test cricket indefinitely past year, but expressed his willingness to return to red ball cricket. Mohammad Rizwan has been the first-choice glovesman since.

Having called time on his Test career a year ago, Riaz had made himself available for the Test series. The former Pakistan captain recently led the Pakistan White team during their 2nd four-day intra-squad match in County Ground in Derby which ended on July 27.

Pakistan and England are slated to play three Tests and three T20Is against each other.

Opener Fawad Alam, who has not played a Test since 2009, was also back in the squad.

Squad: Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Sr, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah. He can play the Test after 11 years. Those nine players are Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain and Musa Khan.

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