Pakistan on Tuesday announced the 16-man squad for the first Test against England.
The hosts are heading into the fixture on the back of a 2-1 Test series win against West Indies.
Pakistan, on the other hand, haven’t played an international game since February this year due to the coronavirus. They had a 1-0 lead in the two-match series against Bangladesh when it was halted halfway due to the pandemic.
Pakistan’s squad for the first England Test:— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 4, 2020
Azhar A (c), Babar A (vc), Abid A, Asad S, Fawad A, Imam, Kashif B, M Abbas, M Rizwan, Naseem S, Sarfaraz A, Shadab K, Shaheen A, Shan M, Sohail K and Yasir S.#ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/i3SaXeHoIC
The three-match Test series begins in Manchester on Wednesday.
Squad: Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah.