PCB shortlists 20 players for England Tests


Derby: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed 20 players who will be available for selection for three matches Test series against England, starting from August 5. 

Following the conclusion of two four-day intra-squad matches, head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq and his team comprised of batting coach Younis Khan, bowling coach Waqar Younis and spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed finalized 20 players for England Tests.

The following is the squad: 

Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam ul Haq, Imran Khan Snr, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah.

Meanwhile, the remaining nine players – Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain and Musa Khan – will continue to train with the squad for the T20I series, which will be played at the backend of the Test series.

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