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Pakistan squad for England Test series: No Fawad Alam, Shaheen



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Cricket News: Pakistan squad for England Test series: No Fawad Alam | Pakistan name Test squad for England series

Pakistan have named their 18-man squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against England. Veteran Fawad Alam is a notable absentee after scoring just 58 runs at 9.66 in four Tests this year, followed by 470 runs at 47.00 in eight recent first-class matches. Legspinner Yasir Shah and seamer Hasan Ali have also been left out, as has Shaheen Shah Afridi due to the knee injury he picked up in the T20 World Cup Final.

Pakistan 18-man squad for England series

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Al Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, Zahid Mehmood

Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been included. The keeper-batsman hit a half-century and century in his last two first-class matches for Sindh earlier this month.

Abdullah Shafique is a player to keep an eye on after his 408-ball effort to guide Pakistan to their second-highest chase ever, against Sri Lanka earlier this year.

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Pakistan vs England Test series schedule

England, who toured Pakistan for a seven-match T20I series just before the World Cup, will return for three Tests. This will be England’s first Test visit to Pakistan since way back in 2005.

  • First Test, December 1-5 2022, Rawalpindi
  • Second Test, December 9-13 2022, Multan
  • Third Test, December 17-21 2022, Karachi

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