فاسٹ باؤلر حارث رؤف کا انگلینڈ میں لیا گیا کوویڈ 19 کا ٹیسٹ منفی آگیا
حارث رؤف نے مانچسٹر میں قومی اسکواڈ کو جوائن کرلیا
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) August 2, 2020
Earlier this week, the board had confirmed that fast bowler Rauf cleared his second Covid-19 test in Pakistan and as a result, was eligible to join the squad in England.
Rauf had earlier tested positive for coronavirus five times. And finally, he had tested negative earlier this week.
Pakistan's squad for Test series against England: Azhar Ali (c), Babar Aazam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Snr, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah.
Pakistan squad arrival in Manchester. pic.twitter.com/fhcxVLlgV6
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 1, 2020
In September 2019, Riaz had taken an indefinite break from red-ball cricket to focus on the shortest format of the game. Now, he has returned to Pakistan's Test squad.
Meanwhile, the remaining nine players - Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, and Musa Khan - will continue to train with the squad for the T20I series, which will be played after the Test series.
Pakistan and England are slated to play three Tests and three T20Is against each other.
The first Test of the series is to be played from August 5 at Manchester.
The three-match Test series will be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC).
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.