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Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka | Pakistan’s XI for the first Test against Sri Lanka Announced
Pakistan’s starting team for the first test match against Sri Lanka, which will start the next day at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, was announced on Friday. All-around player Salman Ali Agha will play his first professional game on Saturday. Salman was given a spot on the 18-player team for this series because he did so well in the first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy competition over the past three years. Since the start of the 2019-20 season, the right-handed batter has played in 18 games and scored 1,629 runs, for an average of 56.19, which is very good.
The batsman, who is 28 years old, has made five hundred and eight half-centuries in one game. His off-spin bowling took out 25 batsmen over the course of the game. Yasir Shah, a leg spinner, and Mohammad Nawaz, an all-rounder, will both be back for the first test. Yasir was a big reason why Pakistan won the 2015 Test series 2-1. He hasn’t played a Test since August 2021, when he hurt his thumb.
Yasir was chosen as the player of the series because of how well he played, which helped Pakistan win the series. Mohammad Nawaz hasn’t played in a test match since November 2016, when he was 28. This is his first match in almost six years. During the 2021–2023 cycle of the ICC World Test Championship, the test series will be played. The first game of the series will take place at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, and the second game will take place at the Colombo stadium between July 24 and 28. Sri Lanka announced the day before that they had chosen an 18-person team for the upcoming two-match Test series.
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka | Pakistan’s XI for first Test:
- Babar Azam (c)
- Mohammad Rizwan (vc, wk)
- Abdullah Shafique
- Azhar Ali
- Hasan Ali
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Naseem Shah
- Salman Ali Agha
- Shaheen Afridi
- Yasir Shah
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (Wk), Dinesh Chandimal (Wk), Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Prabath Jayasuriya, Dunith Wellalage, Jeffrey Vandersay
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah