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Pakistan name final eleven for 3 day Sussex game

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket team has announced its final eleven for the third and final three-day practice match against Sussex County Club from July 8-10 here.

The game will lead to the first Test at Lord’s, which commences on July 14.

England have already announced their squad for the Lord’s Test, while Pakistan will wait until the Sussex game to name their final eleven.

The first practice match was washed out due to rain, while the game against Summerset was nearly drawn, thank to Trescothick hundred.

However, pick of the bowlers were Mohammad Amir and Yasir Shah who grabbed 10 wickets in total.

Mickey Arthur Quote:

Announcing the team, head coach Mickey Arthur said: “We had a pretty decent outing against Somerset. I would expect everyone shall maintain and improve on standards on display at Taunton in batting, bowling and fielding. We have to keep up with the benchmarks we have achieved so far, with the same intensity. Slacking off at any point would not be acceptable”.

The Eleven:

Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Khan.