Pakistan names squad for first England Test

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Srinagar, August 04: Pakistan Cricket Team Tuesday announced its 15-member squad for the first Test against England.

Led by Azhar Ali, the team comprises of names like Sarfaraz Ahmed, Kashif Bhatti and Sohail Khan, who weren’t expected to make a move.

Known for their fast-bowling strength, the Misbah-ul-Haq-led management named as many as four fast bowlers in the squad. The spinner-duo of Shadab Khan and Yasir Shah also made a cut.

Fawad Alam, who is making his national comeback, has also been included in the team, however, it would be interesting to see whether he gets a berth in the first XI or not.

The Pakistan team had arrived in England a long ago to complete the bio-bubble instructions. They are now set to face hosts, England tomorrow at Old Trafford in their first post-covid international outing.

England just finished the West Indies Test series, winning it 2-1.

Here’s the full Pakistan squad for the first England Test:

Azhar A (c), Babar A (vc), Abid A, Asad S, Fawad A, Imam, Kashif B, M Abbas, M Rizwan, Naseem S, Sarfaraz A, Shadab K, Shaheen A, Shan M, Sohail K and Yasir S.