#PakvsEng Test series is schedule to commence from next week and so, here is a look at four cricketers that the green shirts must try during the historic series. It is worth mentioning here that England agreed to travel to Pakistan for the three match rubber for the first time in over fifteen years.
Shan Masood Should Play Ahead Of Azhar Ali During The #PakvsEng Test Series
Shan Masood has been in terrific form during the recent months and so, it makes sense to play him ahead of out of form Azhar Ali who was dropped from the playing eleven earlier in the year when the men in green were playing in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan dropped leggie Yasir Shah for the series owing to reasons relating to his form. With the senior pro no longer available it is about time that Pakistan includes Mahmood in the playing eleven. His presence could definately help the Babar Azam led unit particularly because the English side has a long history of struggling against the leg spinners.
Mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed has done extremely well in the domestic circuit and hence, we can all expect him to do the same during the home series against England. Pakistan then must prefer him over the 36 year old Nauman Ali who over the course of his career has proved to be a containing and not an attacking option.
With the ODI world cup next year, it is important for the Pakistani dressing room to rest key players like Babar Azam, Mohd. Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi whenever possible. Former captain, Sarfaraz then is the obvious replacement for Mohd. Rizwan in Test matches. Resting Rizwan for a game or two during the home season will not only benefit him but will also allow Pakistan to explore and recheck the out of favor Sarfaraz’s form at the international stage.