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Inzimam names 21 players for England Test series

LAHORE: Pakistan Chief Selector Inzimam ul Haq Wednesday announced names of probable players for the Test series against England commencing from July 14, Dawn.com reported.

Inzimam announced a list of 21 players including five openers, seven middle-order batsmen, seven fast-bowlers, two spinners, and two wicketkeepers.


Openers: Mohammad Hafeez (subject to fitness), Sami Aslam, Shan Masood, Khurram Manzoor

Middle-order: Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah ul Haq, Asad Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Zakir, Akbar ur Rehman

Fast bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan, Sohail Khan, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil, Wahab Riaz (subject to selection)

Spinners: Yasir Shah (subject to fitness), Zulfiqar Babar

Wicketkeepers: Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan


The team is currently being trained in Kakul Military Academy under army trainers.

“I discussed the training schedule with the trainers in Abbottabad and I think if such a camp is organised again for a longer period of time, it will help a lot,” Inzimam said.

The two-week-long training course is scheduled to end on May 28 after which the players will be given two days of rest, he said.

“The week-long skill camp for the England tour will run from May 30 to June 5,” the chief selector said while addressing a press conference at the Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters in Lahore.