Pakistan on Monday referred to as up uncapped gamers Saim Ayub, Aamir Jamal and Khurrum Shehzad for the three-Check sequence in Australia, beginning in December after quick bowler Naseem Shah could not get better from a shoulder surgical procedure for the tour. Shan Masood shall be main the 18-member squad in opposition to Australia with new chief selector, Wahab Riaz additionally recalling left-arm pacer, Mir Hamza for the tour for which 9 gamers from the World Cup squad have additionally been retained. Pakistan performs three Exams earlier than shifting on to New Zealand for 5 T20 internationals however Wahab solely named the Check squad on Monday. Whereas swashbuckling opener, Saim Ayub has performed 8 T20 internationals and Aamir Jamal 4 T20 matches, tempo bowler Khurrum Shehzad has been referred to as up for the primary time by Pakistani selectors resulting from his spectacular performances in home cricket.
Wahab mentioned that Naseem, who was injured throughout the Asia Cup and later had a shoulder surgical procedure within the UK, would started bowling at 50-60 p.c capability in three weeks time so he was not out there for the tour.
Mir Hamza final performed a Check in opposition to New Zealand in Karachi final January however was then dropped for the Sri Lankan tour.
Former captain, Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Muhammad Wasim junior have been retained from the WC squad.
The selectors have ignored opener Fakhar Zaman, quick bowler Haris Rauf, leg spinner Usama Mir, allrounders Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed for the Check tour from the WC squad.
Former captain and keeper, Sarfaraz Ahmed, spinner, Abrar Ahmed, spinner Noman Ali all performed within the Check sequence in Sri Lanka in June-July whereas allrounder Faheem Ashraf’s final Check look was in December 2022 in opposition to England.
Wahab added that that they had spoken to quick bowler Haris Rauf in regards to the tour and he had initially given his consent to play Exams two days again however final evening he referred to as up and made himself unavailable for the tour.
“He has considerations over workload and health points,” he mentioned.
Wahab mentioned the squad had been picked protecting in thoughts the difficult Australian circumstances.
“We’ve saved the pitches in thoughts and added extra tempo bowling assets to the crew to make sure that the administration will be versatile with the crew.netbinations in all three Check matches,” he mentioned.
“Saim Ayub has been added to the squad after the extraordinary home season he has had this yr. He has impressed with the bat throughout the Quaid-e-Azam trophy and Pakistan Cup, pushing the case for his choice. His inclusion will strengthen our stable batting line-up.
“Pakistan has began off the ICC World Check Championship 2023-25 rather well, after their success in Sri Lanka earlier this yr. We hope that the crew can carry this momentum forward in Australia as properly. We’ve tried to make sure that the crew has all related assets to search out success in Australia.” The squad can have a coaching camp in Rawalpindi from November 23 to twenty-eight earlier than they fly out on November 30 from Lahore.
1st Check – Perth, 14-18 December 2023 2nd Check – Melbourne, 26-30 December 2023 third Check – Sydney, 3-7 January 2024.
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