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.
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.
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.
“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