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PCB makes changes in Test squad against Australia

PCB makes changes in Test squad against Australia

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made some changes in its Test squad for the home series against Australia set to start from early March.

According to the new squad named, Mohammad Nawaz has been ruled out following his foot injury. Naseem Shah and Sarfaraz Ahmed have been included in the travelling reserves and will only be utilized if alternatives from the main squad sustain any injuries, or are COVID positive.

Also, Mohammad Haris has been named among the reserved players alongside Yasir Shah, Kamran Ghulam, and Mohammad Abbas. All of them are asked to participate in the Pakistan Cup scheduled to begin from 2nd March. If needed, they will be drafted to the main squad.

Test players who attended a training camp in Karachi and those not involved in HBL PSL 2022 playoffs will arrive in Islamabad later tonight. After attending three-day room isolation, they will carry out a training session on 27 February. Test players entangled in the HBL PSL 2022 playoffs will travel to Islamabad in a bubble on 28 February and will partake in a training session on 1 March

15-player squad: Babar Azam (captain) (Central Punjab), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Abdullah Shafique (Central Punjab), Azhar Ali (Central Punjab), Faheem Ashraf (Central Punjab), Fawad Alam (Sindh), Haris Rauf (Northern), Hasan Ali (Central Punjab), Imam-ul-Haq (Balochistan), Nauman Ali (Northern), Sajid Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Saud Shakeel (Sindh), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Shan Masood (Balochistan) and Zahid Mahmood (Sindh)

Test schedule:

4-8 Mar – 1st Test, Rawalpindi
12-16 Mar – 2nd Test, Karachi
21-25 Mar – 3rd Test, Lahore

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