So, just a day before Test cricket returns in the country; here is a look at Pakistan’s possible playing XI during the Rawalpindi Test.
Opening batsman Shan Masood and skipper Azhar Ali are all set to feature in Pakistan’s top three. Selectors then are likely to stick with Imam-ul-Haq however, this is likely to be the last chance for him. Another failure then is likely to make way for Abid Ali in the next Test match.
Middle Order And Wicket-keeper
Babar Azam, Fawad Alam and Asad Shafiq are likely to play at number four, five and six respectively while wicket-keeper Mohd. Rizwan should come into bat at number seven.
Shaheen Shah Afridi and Yasir Shah are all set to play the Rawalpindi Test. Mohd. Abbas too might get another game to prove his worth despite losing considerable pace and his magic with it. Depending on the wicket then, Pakistan should play Naseem Shah if the wicket supports the quicker men. On the other hand Misbah-ul-Haq and co. might allow Kashif Bhatti a debut game if conditions suggest a spinner friendly environment.