Dubai: Pakistan Cricket Board announced chic squad for upcoming series against England in UAE. Green Shirts will definitely try to improve its performance as Pakistan is best winning team in 2011. Inclusion of Wahab Riaz and Umar Akmal give positive change in team. Muhammad Yousuf was not considered for tour.
Pakistani squad for three test matches series includes Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Adnan Akmal (wk), Imran Farhat, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Talha, Abdur Rehman.
This is strong Test team which has variety of experienced batsmen and well formed bowlers. Although Umar Gul is the only experienced bowler, there is lots of expectation with other bowlers.
The test series will start from 17 January 2012 in Dubai. An interesting thing in this tour is an only ODI match between Pakistan and Afghanistan on 10 February.
Pakistan vs. England Test Matches Schedule
1st Test: 17-21 Jan in Dubai International Cricket Stadium (10:00 AM Local, 11:00 AM PST)
2nd Test: 25-29 Jan in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (10:00 AM Local, 11:00 AM PST)
3rd Test: 3-7 Feb in Dubai International Cricket Stadium (10:00 AM Local, 11:00 AM PST)
There will be Four ODI Matches and Three T20 International Matches Play and Schedule of these matches as follows.