Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand, set to get underway in Karachi’s National Bank Cricket Arena on Monday, 26 December.
They have named an uncapped middle-order batter Kamran Ghulam and a fast bowler Hasan Ali in the squad. Kamran will replace Azhar Ali, who announced his retirement last week, while Hasan Ali will replace Mohammad Ali.
Haris Rauf hasn’t fully recovered from the injury he sustained during the opening Test against England and hence he will miss the two-match Test series against the Kiwis.
Meanwhile, Naseem Shah, who missed the Multan and Karachi Tests due to a shoulder niggle, has been declared fit and has retained his place in the squad.
Pakistan Test Squad for New Zealand Series:
Babar Azam (C), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, and Zahid Mehmood