Chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq announces 16-member squad for two-match series
Pakistan on Saturday announced the 16-member squad for the upcoming two-match home Test series against Sri Lanka. The side was announced by head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq during a press conference. Two changes have been made to the squad that toured Australia as Fawad Alam and Usman Khan Shinwari have been included for the two-match series instead of Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Musa. This will be Fawad Alam's first appearance in the Test format in over a decade. He played his last Test against New Zealand in Dunedin from November 24 to 28 back in 2009. Usman Shinwari, on the other hand, will be making his Test debut. The series starts December 11 in Rawalpindi. The sides will then travel to Karachi for the second Test on December 19. Pakistan squad: Azhar Ali (captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah and Usman Khan Shinwari.