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Sarfaraz Ahmed named in Pakistan’s 29-player list for England tour, Haider Ali gets 1st international call-up

Sarfaraz Ahmed named in Pakistan’s 29-player list for England tour, Haider Ali gets 1st international call-up

oung Haider Ali was rewarded for his stupendous recent form with a maiden international call-up for Pakistan’s ‘bio-secure’ tour of England in August-September.

Pacer Sohail Khan made a return to the national side after four years as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced a 29-player squad for three Tests and as many T20Is.

Haider had an outstanding 2019-20 season, following which he earned an emerging contract for the 2020-21 season.

He was Pakistan U19’s second most successful batsman with 317 runs against South Africa U19 in June, fifth leading run-getter in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup in Bangladesh.

Meanwhile Sohail, whose last played for Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test aginst Australia in 2016, is coming off a good domestic season. In the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019-20, he took 22 wickets in nine matches, while he grabbed seven wickets in the PSL.

The announcement a day after premier pacer Mohammad Amir and middle-order batsman Haris Sohail pulled out of the tour.

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