Hasan Ali determined for comeback after getting dropped for England series

Pacer has only taken five wickets in his last four Tests

By Web Desk
November 21, 2022
Hasan Ali was sidelined by the selection committee on Monday — AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali is eager to make a comeback in the national side after getting dropped for the upcoming three-match Test series against England.

The right-armer was sidelined by the selection committee, led by Muhammad Wasim, after taking only five wickets in his last four Tests against Australia and Sri Lanka.

“I will work hard in the ongoing domestic season and earn my place back in the national team,” tweeted Hasan.

The speedster has claimed 77 wickets in 21 Tests, along with 91 and 60 wickets in ODIs and T20Is respectively.

The 28-year-old also congratulated the players who were selected for the highly-anticipated home series against England.

The England team will arrive in Pakistan on November 27 for the much-anticipated tour, with the first Test set to begin on December 1 in Rawalpindi.

This will be the first time England will play a Test in Rawalpindi, which has previously staged 12 matches with the home side winning five and losing three.

The second Test moves to Multan starting on Friday, December 9, and the final Test of the tour will take place at the National Stadium in Karachi, commencing on Saturday, December 17.

It must be noted that Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim announced an 18-member squad on Monday for the Test series against England.

Mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed and fast bowler Mohammad Ali have been rewarded for their strong first-class performances with maiden Test call-ups.

Meanwhile, pacer Hasan Ali and leg-spinner Yasir Shah have been dropped from the squad.

Pakistan squad

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood and Zahid Mehmood.