Wahab Riaz is ready to play Tests during England tour: Misbah-ul-Haq

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With Pakistan announcing its 29-member squad for England tour, Cheif Coach Misbah ul Haq has revealed that experienced pacer Wahab Riaz has expressed his willingness to play Test cricket during England tour.

Speaking with media during an oine conference, Misbah said that Wahab will being training for the format.

Wahab Riaz along with Mohammad Amir had announced their retirement from Test cricket in order to focus on limited format.

“Wahab expressed his availability for the Test matches against England and said that he will practice for the format as well,” Misbah said.

About inclusion former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed Misbah said he is second best keeper currently with the team.

“Sarfaraz is the second best wicket keeper after Muhammad Rizwan. He is selected as back up for England tour on basis of his performance,” he said.

“The pandemic has changed the structure of the game and it is a mentally challenging time for the cricketers. However, they are professional and will be able to adapt to the changes,” he said.

Pakistan is scheduled to play three Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in August-September.