Pakistan Cricket Board announced their Test side for the upcoming Test series against Australia in Dubai. The big talking point was the selection of veteran cricketer Mohammed Hafeez. Pakistan is set to host Australia for a two-match Test series in the UAE. “The national selection committee and team management have decided to include Hafeez for two-match Test series against Australia,” the PCB spokesperson said. Hafeez’s last outing in whites for Pakistan was during the four-match Test series in England in 2016.

Earlier Chief PCB Selector, Inzamam ul Haq, dropped Hafeez citing that he is among their plans for bigger tournaments like the Test series against Australia and the upcoming World Cup in England. Hafeez slammed a double hundred in the domestic circuit and also came good with the ball picking four wickets and that is what forced selectors to pick him.

The National Selection Committee and Team Management has decided to include Mohammad Hafeez for two-match Test series against Australia. Mohammad Hafeez will travel to Dubai on the first available flight.

Squad

Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez

Tour schedule 

Sep 29 – Oct 2: Tour match v Pak A, Dubai

Oct 7-11: First Test, Dubai

Oct 16-20: Second Test, Abu Dhabi