Pakistan pick Babar Azam, Nawaz in Test squad
Middle-order batsman Babar Azam and left-arm spinner Mohammd Nawaz have been selected in Pakistan’s Test squad for the first time, for the first Test against West Indies in the UAE. Azam’s call up came right after he scored three consecutive centuries in the ODI series against West Indies, which Pakistan won 3-0.
Ifitkhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood and Younis Khan were the players left out of the squad that went to England this summer, as Pakistan named a 14-man squad for the Dubai Test.
Younis had already been ruled out of the fixture, Pakistan’s maiden day-night Test, because he was recovering from dengue fever.
Squad Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Imran Khan, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Sami Aslam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz