Latif gives tips to Rizwan, Sarfaraz ahead of England Tests

First Test begins on December 1 in Rawalpindi

November 28, 2022
Rashid Latif speaks during an interview — AFP

RAWALPINDI: Former captain Rashid Latif arrived at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Monday during the training session of the Pakistan cricket team.

The former wicketkeeper will give tips to the glovemen, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan, of the national side during his visit.

Rizwan is currently Pakistan’s first-choice wicketkeeper, meanwhile Sarfaraz is part of the squad as the backup option.

Latif was one of the best wicketkeepers of his time and featured in 37 Tests and 166 ODIs for the Pakistan team.

Over the course of his international career, Latif accumulated 350 dismissals behind the stumps. Only Sarfaraz, 356, Moin Khan, 434, and Kamran Akmal, 453, are ahead of him in the list of most successful keepers in Pakistan’s history.

It must be noted that Pakistan’s next international assignment is the three-match Test series against England on home soil.

England team, led by Ben Stokes, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday morning ahead of the historic series against Pakistan.

After the first match in Rawalpindi, which begins on December 1, 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.

Squads

Pakistan: 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.

England: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (wk), Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root and Mark Wood.