Pakistan’s national team chief selector Wahab Riaz has announced the national Test squad for the tour of Australia.

Wahab Riaz announced in a press conference that the 18-member Test squad includes captain Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafiq, Imamul Haq, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Abrar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Aamir Jamal, Khurram Shahzad, Saud Shakeel, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mir Hamza, Muhammad Rizwan, Waseem Jr., Nauman Ali, Saim Ayub, and Salman Ali Agha.

Wahab Riaz said that fast bowler Haris Rauf has withdrawn himself from playing Tests.


He said that Shahnawaz Dahani, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Usman Qadir and Muhammad Nawaz will join the camp.

The chief selector said that Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafiq, and Shan Masood are performing in the top order, four five spinners have been invited to the camp, and Sahibzada Farhan was the top scorer but there is no place in the squad yet. He added that Hasan Ali has performed well in the county season and has experience.