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Cricket: Pakistan pick Rauf, Masood in 16-man squad for Australia Tests

Australia will certainly play in Pakistan for the very first time in virtually 25 years with the opening up examination arranged to start in Rawalpindi.

Pakistan called quick bowler Haris Rauf in their 16-man team for following month’s three-test house collection versus Australia while remembering opening up batter Shan Masood, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) claimed on Wednesday.

Rauf, that was additionally in the team for South Africa as well as Zimbabwe examinations in 2015, has yet to play in the lengthiest style as well as changed off-spinner Bilal Asif from the team that won 2-0 in Bangladesh at the end of 2021.

He has actually played both 50-overs as well as Twenty20 internationals.

Masood played the last of his 25 examinations versus New Zealand at the start of 2021 as well as entered into the team for Abid Ali, that is recovering after surgical treatment for a heart disease.

” We have actually selected uniformity for the crucial house collection versus Australia as well as modifications have actually just been made where definitely needed,” option board principal Muhammad Wasim claimed in a declaration.

” This is to provide the children self-confidence, award them for their remarkable efficiencies in the longer variation of the video game in 2021 as well as remain to develop the side for the future.”

The PCB additionally introduced that previous off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as well as retired Australian quick bowler Shaun Tait would certainly proceed as the group’s head trainer as well as quick bowling trainer specifically for one more year.

Mohammad Yousuf will certainly proceed as batting trainer for the Australia collection, the board included.

Australia will certainly play in Pakistan for the very first time in virtually 25 years with the opening up examination arranged to start in Rawalpindi from March 4. Karachi will certainly organize the 2nd examination from March 12 with the last examination from March 21 in Lahore.

Both sides will certainly additionally play 3 50-over internationals as well as one Twenty20 suit.

Examination team: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Zahid Mahmood.

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