Chief Selector Inzamam ul Haq announced 16 member test squad for the series against Sri Lanka in UAE which consists of 2 test matches, first one starting from 28th of September at Abu Dhabi, while the 2nd Test will be a D/N test match, starting from October 6th at Dubai.
Pakistan Test Squad without Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan looks decent, in the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed and the experience of Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq; Pakistan looks favourites to win against the weak Sri Lankan side in the deserts of United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan Test Squad
- Sarfraz Ahmed (C/wk)
- Shan Masood – Opening Batsmen
- Sami Aslam – Opening Batsmen
- Azhar Ali – Opening / No.3 Batsmen
- Babar Azam – Middle Order Batsmen
- Haris Sohail – Middle Order Batsmen
- Asad Shafiq – Middle Order Batsmen
- Usman Salahuddin – Middle Order Batsmen
- Bilal Asif – All Rounder
- Mohammad Amir – Fast Bowler
- Mohammad Abbas – Fast Bowler
- Wahab Riaz – Fast Bowler
- Hassan Ali – Fast Bowler
- Yasir Shah – Leg Spinner
- Mohammad Asghar – Spinner
- Mir Hamza – Medium Pacer
Ahmed Shehzad, Rahat Ali, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Imran Khan and Sohail Khan couldn’t impress the Selection Committee.