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Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz Make the Cut in Pakistan's 20-man Squad for 3-Test Series Against England

Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and fast bowler Wahab Riaz have made the cut in Pakistan's 20-man squad for the three-Test series against England starting next.

Reuters |July 28, 2020, 11:39 AM IST
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz Make the Cut in Pakistan's 20-man squad for the 3-Test Series Against England

Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and fast bowler Wahab Riaz have made the cut in Pakistan's 20-man squad for the three-test series against England starting next week, the country's cricket board (PCB) has said.

Pakistan are scheduled to play three tests and three Twenty20 Internationals in August-September in a bio-secure environment in England amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The PCB had named a 29-man combined squad for the matches.

Wicketkeeper Sarfaraz was sacked as captain from all formats last year and his last test was against South Africa in January 2019. Mohammad Rizwan has been the first-choice glovesman since.

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Wahab, whose last test appearance was in October 2018, decided last year he was taking an indefinite break from the format.

The PCB said the remaining nine players would continue to train with the squad for the T20 internationals, which follow the test series.

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Manchester will host the opening test from Wednesday with the next two matches in Southampton.

Squad: Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Sr, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah

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