Opener Shan Masood and pacer Haris Rauf have returned to Pakistan’s Test squad against Australia for a three-match Test series, scheduled to start on March 4 in Rawalpindi.
Masood last played a Test against New Zealand in 2021 whereas Haris was part of Pakistan’s Test squad for South Africa and Zimbabwe tour last year.
Meanwhile, Yasir Shah has also been included in reserved players’ pool.
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Abdullah Shafique (Central Punjab), Azhar Ali (Central Punjab), Faheem Ashraf (Central Punjab), Fawad Alam (Sindh), Haris Rauf (Northern), Hasan Ali (Central Punjab), Imam-ul-Haq (Balochistan), Mohammad Nawaz (Northern), Nauman Ali (Northern), Sajid Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Saud Shakeel (Sindh), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Shan Masood (Balochistan), Zahid Mahmood (Sindh)
Kamran Ghulam (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Abbas (Southern Punjab), Naseem Shah (Southern Punjab), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Sindh), Yasir Shah (Balochistan)
Australia is coming to Pakistan for cricket after 24 years. They will play three Tests as many ODIs and one-off T20I against the home side in March-April.