Pakistan Team Squad is all set to leave for the New Zealand tour on November 23 after testing negative for the novel coronavirus.
According to the details, PCB’s medical panel directed the Pakistan squad to strictly follow Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) before their departure for New Zealand. Players underwent the tests, however, the reports are negative.
Strict Covid-19 SOPs are in place in New Zealand which was evident from the fact that the West Indies squad were banned by New Zealand’s Ministry of Health from training after they breached biosecurity rules.
The Pakistan cricket team is currently touring New Zealand in December 2020 and January 2021 to play two Test and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The Test series will form part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship.
Babar Azam (c), Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Zeeshan Malik, Azhar Ali, Danish Aziz, Fawad Alam, Haider Ali, Haris Sohail, Hussain Talat, Imran Butt, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Rohail Nazir, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Yasir Shah, Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hasnain, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz.
Pakistan last toured New Zealand for a Test series four years ago, in 2016, with the hosts winning 2-0. Just two members from that side, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam are guaranteed starters.