Pakistan Names Test Squad For Australia; Shaun Tait Appointed As Fast Bowling Coach. Haris Rauf, who played in South Africa and Zimbabwe Tests in 2021. Already returned to replace off-spinner Bilal Asif, while Shan Masood, who last played in New Zealand in the 2020-21 season, has replaced Abid Ali.
On Wednesday, Pakistan cricket selectors announced 16 players and five reserves for the three Tests against Australia. Which will also be played in Rawalpindi, Karachi, and Lahore. Three changes have been made to the national squad following the series against Bangladesh. Haris Rauf, who played for South Africa and Zimbabwe in Tests in 2021. Returned to replace off-spinner Bilal Asif, while Shan Masood, who last played in New Zealand in the 2020-21 season.
In addition, Test players who are not participating in the Pakistan Super League 2022. Will meet in Karachi on Wednesday, February 16, for a training camp at the National Stadium.
Moreover, “This is to instill confidence in the players. Also Reward them for their outstanding performances in the longer version of the game in 2021, and continue to build the team for the future.”
Pakistan Names Test Squad For Australia
“These are the best players available, the most talented, and the most in-form on the domestic circuit. I am confident they will put up a strong showing against a formidable Australia team “He continued.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that Saqlain Mushtaq remained head coach for another 12 months. As well as the appointments of Shaun Tait as fast bowling coach for the Australia series for 12 months and Mohammad Yousuf as batting coach for the series.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Alu, Faheem Ashraf. Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Zahid Mahmood.
Reserves: Yasir Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Kamran Ghulam
Player Support Personnel: Mansoor Rana (manager), Saqlain Mushtaq (head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant to head coach). Mohammad Yousuf (batting coach), Shaun Tait (bowling coach), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist). Drikus Saaiman (trainer/strength and conditioning coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Emmad Ahmed Hameed (media and digital manager). Col (retd) Usman Anwari (security manager), Talha Ejaz (analyst) and Malang Ali (masseur).