Hasan Ali returns as Pakistan title Test squad for New Zealand sequence | Cricket News

Hasan Ali returns as Pakistan title Test squad for New Zealand sequence | Cricket News
Hasan Ali returns as Pakistan title Test squad for New Zealand sequence | Cricket News
KARACHI: Pakistan have recalled tempo bowler Hasan Ali and named uncapped batsman Kamran Ghulam of their 16-member squad for the two-Test sequence in opposition to New Zealand, starting right here on Monday.
Kamran, who was earlier named in Pakistan’s Test squad however did not get an opportunity to make his debut, replaces veteran Azhar Ali.
Ali retired from Test cricket after taking part in his ultimate match in opposition to England in Karachi earlier this week.
The nationwide selectors have additionally launched tempo bowler Muhammad Ali and allrounder Faheem Ashraf from the Pakistan squad following their 3-0 whitewash in opposition to England on Monday.
Hasan, who final performed a Test in opposition to Sri Lanka in Galle in July, has appeared in 21 Tests for his nation taking 77 wickets.
The selectors additionally did not embrace quick bowlers, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf within the squad as each are nonetheless recovering from respective accidents.
Fast bowler Naseem Shah, who missed the Multan and Karachi Tests in opposition to England resulting from a shoulder niggle, has been declared match and was retained within the squad.
The announcement of the squad comes amidst sturdy speculations that an overhaul goes to be carried out on Wednesday within the PCB on the orders of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who’s the chief patron of the board.
This features a change within the choice committee and former chairman Najam Sethi changing Ramiz Raja because the PCB head.
The New Zealand squad, which is able to attain right here on Thursday morning, is the third main staff to tour Pakistan for a Test sequence this yr after Australia and England.
Test squad: Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, and Zahid Mehmood
Umpire and match referee appointments for the sequence:
26-30 December – 1st Test, Karachi. Alex Wharf and Aleem Dar (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Asif Yaqoob (fourth umpire); Mohammad Javed Malik (match referee)
3-7 January – 2nd Test, Multan. Alex Wharf and Aleem Dar (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee)
10 January – 1st ODI, Karachi. Aleem Dar and Asif Yaqoob (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Faisal Afridi (fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee)
12 January – 2nd ODI, Karachi. Aleem Dar and Rashid Riaz (on-field), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Faisal Afridi (fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee)
14 January – third ODI, Karachi. Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field), Rashid Riaz (third umpire), Faisal Afridi (fourth umpire); David Boon (match referee).

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