Pakistan shortlists 16 players for first Test against England


Manchester: The head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has given names of 16 players who will be available for the first Test against England, starting from August 5 here at Old Trafford. 

Azhar Ali will lead the squad with Babar Azam as his deputy while other players include Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah.

It must be noted here that Pakistan team is in England for the last one and a half month. Three matches Test series will be followed by three T20Is.

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