Amir & Haris Missed But Haider Ali Included The Pakistan Squad For Tour Of England

Neither Mohammad Amir nor Haris Sohail will be seen on Pakistan’s upcoming tour of England in August.

Amir & Haris

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a statement today stating that both had unsubscribed from the tour for personal reasons. Amir, who retired from Test Cricket in July 2019 but is still available for white-ball selection, misses the series to ensure that he can attend the birth of his second child in August.

Amir
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Mohammad Amir of Pakistan successfully appeals for the wicket of Rohit Sharma of India during the ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Sohail, who scored the first innings in sixth place with 75 strokes on Pakistan’s latest test trip, will also miss the tour for family reasons.

Pakistan will play three tests and three T20Is against England in August and September and will announce a 28-member squad for the tour in the coming weeks.

England will test three games against the West Indies in July before the start of the Pakistan series.

Haris
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 21: Haris Sohail of Pakistan looks dejected after being dismissed by Mitchell Starc of Australia during day one of the 1st Domain Test between Australia and Pakistan at The Gabba on November 21, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Pakistan has named a 29-member squad with U19 star Haider Ali to face England in three tests and as many T20Is on its upcoming tour of the country.

In addition to Haider, another player is in the squad in Kashif Bhatti, while Sohail Khan, who last ran a test in late 2016, is making a comeback.

Haider was a strong scorer in the U19. He had a relatively lukewarm run at the ICC U19 World Cup 2020 in South Africa but made a good half-century against India. He took this promise to the top level in home cricket. In seven top-class games, he scored 645 runs with an average of 49.61, including two hundred and fifty-three.

Although Kashif Bhatti does not yet wear an international hat, he was previously part of the national structure. He was on Pakistan’s squad during their Australia tour in late 2019 and was in the chances of Pakistan’s test against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi.

The fast bowler Sohail Khan, who has 471 first-class gates, played the last of his nine tests three and a half years ago, but earned a recall due to a strong performance in the domestic season.

The squad also consists of 34-year-old batsman Fawad Alam, who hasn’t played an international match in five years, although he was part of the squad for home tests against Sri Lanka in late 2019.

Misbah-ul-Haq spoke about the selection, saying that the focus was on caring for adolescents, while Sohail was selected to add depth to the reserves for fast bowling.

Haider
Pakistan’s Haider Ali (R) is congratulated by Pakistan’s captain Rohail Nazir after scoring a half-century (50 runs) during the semi-final of the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup between India and Pakistan at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on February 4, 2020. (Photo by Wikus DE WET / AFP) (Photo by WIKUS DE WET/AFP via Getty Images)

“The players were also selected with an eye on the future. I want these players to acquire as much cricket knowledge as possible from the additional staff in the back room of Mushtaq Ahmed and Younis Khan who will help them publish the England tour can, “said Misbah.

“Sohail Khan was recalled to further strengthen our fast bowling department. The last time he played in England in 2016 was two five-fors. The selection also felt that he was much better in the 2019-20 season could bowl when his numbers showed. “

As part of the COVID 19 pandemic security policy, the entire tour group, including white ball specialists, remains in England from start to finish.

The squad lacks Mohammad Amir, who has decided to stay behind because he is expecting the birth of his second child, Hasan Ali, who is out due to a back injury, and Haris Sohail, who has decided to leave the pandemic.

Pakistan Squad For England Tour 2020

Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmad, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imran Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Kashif Bhatti, Shadab Khan and Yasir Shah

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