Pakistan Cricket Boards, on Monday (November 21) announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming three-match World Test Championship series against England.
The Ben Stokes-led troops will arrive in Pakistan on November 27 for the much-anticipated red-ball series with the first Test match set to be played in Rawalpindi from December 1.
The second Test match will take place in Multan from December 9 to December 13. The third and final Test is scheduled to be played at the National Stadium in Karachi from December 17.
In one of the most surprising selections, former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been recalled to the Pakistan Test squad.
However, with Mohammad Rizwan already being the first wicketkeeper-batter choice in the team across the formats, it remains to be seen whether Ahmed could get a chance in the playing XI for this series.
Their pace spearheaded Shaheen Shah Afridi will remain out of the action as he recently underwent surgery and is expected to make a speedy comeback after the two weeks of this process according to the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Pakistan Squad for England Test Series 2022
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim jr, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, Zahid Mehmood