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PCB names 15-member squad for Sri Lanka Test series

LAHORE, 03 JUNE (DNA) – Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has approved Pakistan Test squad for the forthcoming three-Test away series against Sri Lanka following the recommendation of the four-member selection committee headed by Haroon Rashid.

In naming the Test squad, the selection committee had also consulted with the Pakistan team management including Head Coach Waqar Younis and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq.

The 15-member Test squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali (Vice-Captain), Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail,

Sarfraz Ahmed  (Wicket keeper), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Imran Khan and Ehsan Adil

 Chief Selector Haroon Rashid, while selecting the squad, the selection committee considered the following key areas, said suitability to play in varied playing conditions; potential to perform at international level; current form and fitness and performance in the previous tours of Bangladesh and recently concluded Pakistan ‘A’ team’s tour of Sri Lanka; feedback from the team management on the performance of players on Bangladesh tour.

 “Fawad Alam, Sami Aslam and some other players were also under consideration but could not be included but they remain on the selectors’ radar. Rahat Ali, Sohail Khan and Sohaib Maqsood are still on the rehab after sustaining injuries and it is hoped that they would be available for selection in the near future.

 “Selection committee has also kept its options open in case of need for the 16th member keeping in mind the extreme weather conditions in Sri Lanka.” he held.  DNA

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