Batsman Fawad Alam is expected to return to the Pakistan Test team after 11 years as he has been included in the 20-man squad for the upcoming Test series against England. The tour selection committee, headed by head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq, has not retained batsmen Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Fakhar Zaman and Hyder Ali in the squad, increasing the possibility of Fawad returning to Test cricket after a long time.
The left-handed batsman has played three Test matches so far but played his last match against New Zealand in 2009. Apart from two experts spinners Kashif Bhatti and veteran Yasir Shah, two all-rounders Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan have also been named in the squad. This team has been selected from 29 players who were sent to England in different groups due to the Covid-19epidemic. had gone.
The selectors selected the 20-man squad after two four-day matches played between themselves. The selectors have also retained former captain and wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed in the Test team.
The Test series will begin in Manchester from August 5. The 20-member Test team of Pakistan is as follows: Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam ul Haq, Imran Khan (Sr.), Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shaan Masood, Sohail Khan, Osman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah.