Mohammad Amir was left out of only one test for Pakistan in international cricket in 2016 after the ban. But now he has to pay the price of poor performance in the Asia Cup.
Amir was dropped from the two-Test Test squad against Australia in the Asia Cup due to poor performance for Pakistan. The PCB announced a 17-member Test squad against strong Australia yesterday.
Left-handed paceman Amir did not get a wicket in the last 6 ODIs against Pakistan. In the Asia Cup, losing place in the main match against Bangladesh in XI. But the rhythm was in the Test. Amir took 12 wickets at an average of 18.4 in three Tests against England and Ireland this year. However, he could not keep the place in this version.
In the pace attack, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz and Fahim Ashraf are with spinners Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan and Bilal Asif. The 33-year-old spinner has played three ODIs for the country. The 37-year-old Mohammad Hafeez has not been included in the squad. The 26-year-old left-handed pacer Mir Hamza received the call. 56 in his first-class match, his bowling average 17, in the innings took 5 wickets in 26 times.
Pakistan not returning home after Asia Cup The first test will start in Dubai on October 7. The second and final Test in Abu Dhabi starts on 16 October.
Pakistan team of Tests: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Sarfaraz Ahmed (Captain and wicketkeeper), Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali , Wahab Riaz, Fahim Ashraf, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan