On Wednesday, 11th August 2021, Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team announced a 19-member Test squad for the two ICC World Test Championship fixtures against the West Indies. So, the test series between Pakistan and West India will be from Thursday, 12 August 2021 at the Sabina Park of Jamaica.
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Test series | 19-player Pakistan Squad Announced by Babar Azam
A couple of days ago boys of the Pakistan Cricket Team landed in Jamaica. They started their preparation for the upcoming test series. Henceforth, you will see Pakistan playing against West Indies in the two ICC World Test Championship fixtures, programmed in Jamaica.
On Wednesday, 11th August 2021, during a pre-series press conference held via video link, Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team announced a 19-member Test squad for the two ICC World Test Championship fixtures against the West Indies.
Pakistan Test squad
Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain) (wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf. Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali. Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed. Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Yasir Shah, and Zahid Mahmood.
- 12-16 August: 1st Test match, Sabina Park, Jamaica
- 20-24 August: 2nd Test match, Sabina Park, Jamaica
Babar Azam Statements Before Test Series 2021
“It has been agreed to release Haris Rauf and Mohammad Nawaz so that they can return to Pakistan and spend quality time with their families.”
“This will also give them a few extra days to relax, regroup and recharge for the commitment ahead, which commences with the series against Afghanistan.”
“The past 12 months have been tough and the cricket that lays ahead is equally challenging and demanding. It was decided the side must include fresh players without comprising the team’s results and performances.”
“Jamaican pitches provide a good challenge to the batters hence our batters need to [join the] party and display their true potential and caliber in the two Tests.”
“They have performed well this year and it is now time to take that confidence into the Test series and put up an improved and enhanced performance.”
“The West Indies have a clear 4-1 lead over Pakistan in the eight series played in the Caribbean.”
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