Pak vs SL: PCB announces Test squad

Pak vs SL: PCB announces Test squad

Pak vs SL: PCB announces Test squad

PCB announces Test squad. (Credits: Google)

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  • The two-match Test series against Sri Lanka will take place in Sri Lanka.
  • Yasir Shah & Muhammad Nawaz called back.
  • Yasir was crucial to Pakistan’s 2-1 win over Sri Lanka in 2015.
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The team for the forthcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, which is scheduled to take place next month, has been released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Yasir Shah, leg-spinner for Pakistan, will make his comeback to the men’s national cricket team after today’s announcement by chief selector Muhammad Wasim of the 18-person roster for the Test series (Wednesday).

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Next month’s Test matches will take place in Sri Lanka.

Having taken 24 wickets at an average of 19.33, Yasir was crucial to Pakistan’s 2-1 triumph over Sri Lanka on their previous tour to the country in 2015.

In August 2021, he played the West Indies in his 46th and final Test.

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He was unable to join the national squad, though, because he had lost his fitness since then.

After regaining his full fitness, the cricketer has now officially joined the team.

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Another inclusion to the team is Salman Ali Agha, who has 4,224 runs scored and 88 wickets taken in first-class matches.

The third player to be recalled is Mohammad Nawaz. He was selected for the Australia Test team but was later removed owing to injury.

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Three openers, four middle-order batsmen, three all-rounders, two wicketkeepers, two spinners, and four fast bowlers make up the team selected for the most recent ICC World Test Championship matches.

Squad

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah

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