In December, Pakistan announced an 18-man squad for three ICC Test Championship matches against England. The Pakistan squad for the England Test Series 2022 has been selected by Pakistan Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim. Due to their first-class performances in this series, two young fast bowlers, Muhammad Ali and mystery spinner, Abrar Ahmad was chosen.

Abrar, 24, is dominating the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy right now. Before the start of the last round on Sunday, Abrar had taken 43 wickets at an average of 21.95. (20 November). He has five five-wicket hauls in six games and has significantly increased his team’s prospects of winning the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final.

For the past two years, Central Punjab’s Mohammad Ali has been the top fast bowler in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He captured 56 wickets. His 24 wickets at an average of 25.54 in six games, including two five-wicket hauls, are the most by a fast bowler in the first-class season. In eight games in 2021–2022, he took 32 wickets at a fast bowler record strike rate of 22.78.

Pakistan squad for England Tests

Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan, who would serve as Pakistan’s vice-captain and wicketkeeper, Abdullah Shafique

Pakistan squad for England Tests

Four changes have been made to the team since Pakistan’s last Test in Sri Lanka, which ended in a 1-1 draw in the two-match series. Four players are not in the squad: Hasan Ali, Fawad Alam, Yasir Shah, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Shaheen underwent an appendectomy on Sunday and was unavailable for selection. He must rest for three to four weeks before resuming a two-week rehabilitation regimen for his right knee.

Fawad scored 25 runs in his only Test against Sri Lanka, while earlier this year he scored 33 runs against Australia in four innings in three Tests. Despite taking nine wickets in Sri Lanka, Yasir Shah has amassed only 14 wickets in seven Quaid-e-Azam Trophy contests. In his last four Tests against Australia and Sri Lanka, Hasan Ali took five wickets.

 Muhammad Wasim Comment

Muhammad Wasim commented, “I want to congratulate all the players who have been selected for the historic Test series against England. This 18-man squad has been selected after considering the weather, the opponent, and the performance of the players.”

“Zahid is a unique bowler who has been considered. He has featured in successive teams and has improved each time.”

“We have added the best available talent to our fast bowling group. Muhammad Wasim Jr. has proven ability. He is a major asset to any team as he moves the ball quickly and sideways with both the new ball and the old ball.”

Muhammad Ali has shown excellent self-control and restraint, and his statistics confirm his reliability. In the last two seasons of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he was our best fast bowler, taking 56 wickets at an average of 24.
“I have no doubt that this side will ensure that the result of the next Test series against England matches the result of their last match against Pakistan in 2005.

As part of the ICC World Test Championship, three Test matches are planned in Rawalpindi (December 1-5), Multan (December 9-13), and Karachi (December 17-21).

Each of the nine clubs plays six series – three at home and three away – during the 2021–2023 cycle. The two Test matches Pakistan will play against New Zealand in December 2022 and January 2023 will be the last series they will play. These three Test matches will conclude England’s involvement in the second World Test Championship.

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 (strength and conditioning coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (media manager), Ammar Ahsan (digital content producer), Lt Col (retd) Atif Azad (security manager), Dr. Najeeb Soomro (team doctor), Talha Ejaz (analyst) and Malang Ali (masseur).

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