LAHORE: The national men’s selection committee has invited nineteen probables for a training camp at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore, for selection in the Test match against Bangladesh.
The camp will commence on Monday, 20 January, and is being set-up for the first ICC World Test Championship fixture against Bangladesh, which will be played in Rawalpindi from 7-11 February.
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi are part of the Pakistan side for the three T20Is against Bangladesh and will join the camp following the conclusion series on 28 January.
Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf and Musa Khan have been added to the sixteen players who were named for the two ICC World Test Championship fixtures against Sri Lanka.
Bilal has been invited after he finished as the second most successful bowler with 42 wickets in the recently concluded four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.
Faheem has been named as an all-rounder after he regained complete fitness and took five for 54 and one for 59 in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final against Northern.
Musa was not a part of the Test squad against Sri Lanka, but he had remained with the side and trained under bowling coach Waqar Younis.
The squad for the Rawalpindi Test will be announced after the T20I series.
Players invited for the camp are: Azhar Ali (captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Bilal Asif , Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Snr, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah, and Usman Shinwari.