Yasir Shah makes comeback as Pakistan announce Test squad against Sri Lanka

Salman Ali Agha also got his maiden call-up for the national Test side

By Web Desk
June 22, 2022
Source: AP

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced an 18-member squad for the Test series against Sri Lanka, scheduled from July 16 to 28. 

Yasir, who last played a Test against West Indies in 2021, will be making a comeback after recovering from injury. 

On the other hand, Salman Ali Agha also got his maiden call-up for the national Test side. 

Babar Azam-led Pakistan squad includes Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, and Yasir Shah

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), Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (media and digital content manager), Col (retd) Muhammad Mukarram Khan (security manager), Dr Muhammad Khurram Sarwar (team doctor), Talha Ejaz (analyst) and Malang Ali (masseur).

According to the schedule released by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Pakistan will play a three-day warm-up game from July 11 to 13 followed by first Test from July 16 to 20 and second match from July 24 to 28. 

It must noted here that Pakistan are currently ranked fifth in ICC Test Championship rankings.