Pakistan Test squad for Sri Lanka series

Pakistan names squad for Sri Lanka Tests, Fawad Alam returns after 10 years

Pakistan has recalled left-handed batsman Fawad Alam after a gap of 10 years for the Test series against Sri Lanka.

Chief selector and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday revealed that 34-year-old Alam has been picked in the 16-man squad because of his recent prolific scoring in the domestic cricket.


The two-match series, which is part of the ICC World Test Championship, starts from December 11 in Rawalpindi. Karachi will host the second Test from December 19.

Alam last played a Test match for Pakistan against New Zealand at Dunedin in November 2009. He scored a century on his Test debut against Sri Lanka in July 2009 and has scored over 12,222 runs in his first-class career at a promising average of 56.84.


Alam is one of the two changes PCB has made in the 16-man squad that lost the two-matches Test series against Australia.

Alam has replaced Iftikhar Ahmed while left-arm fast bowler Usman Shinwari comes in for 19-year-old pacer Mohammad Musa.


Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka Tests:

Azhar Ali (c), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari.


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