PAK vs AUS: Naseem Shah added to the Pakistan squad for first Test

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PAK vs AUS: Naseem Shah added to the Pakistan squad
PAK vs AUS: Naseem Shah added to the Pakistan squad

PAK vs AUS: Naseem Shah added to the Pakistan squad for first Test

PAK vs AUS: Naseem Shah, who was originally a travelling reserve, has included in the Pakistan squad for the first Test against Australia. After Haris Rauf ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19.

Therefore, Haris will remain in isolation for five days. Moreover, he will reintegrate with the squad after a negative test at the end of his isolation period.

Following Rauf’s positive test on Tuesday, rest of the squad members and support personnel retested. Therefore, all these tests have come out negative.

Squad for first Test:

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood and Zahid Mahmood.

Pakistan vs Australia Test schedule:

4-8 Mar – 1st Test, Rawalpindi

12-16 Mar – 2nd Test, Karachi

21-25 Mar – 3rd Test, Lahore