PCB Shortlisted 20 Players
The nine players who were not included in the squad remain in the group and continue training before the T20I series, which follows the tests. These nine players are Fakhar Zahman, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain and Musa Khan.
Pakistan played warm-up games within the squad, with Sohail Khan in particular using the games to advance his case for selection in the first test on August 5. He won 5/50, including the gates of Abid Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed, in the first game before winning 5/37 in a second low-score game when he removed the top three from Shan Masood, Abid Ali and Captain Azhar Ali for individual figures.
Keeper Mohammad Rizwan demonstrated his form with the bat during the first warm-up game, scoring an unbeaten hundred to push his case over that of former captain Sarfaraz.
Pakistan Squad For England Tour Of 2020
Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam (VC), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam ul Haq, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah.