Uncapped Abdullah Shafiq named in Pakistan probables list for Zimbabwe fixtures; Sarfaraz Ahmed left out
Shafiq, 20, was rewarded for his strong showing for Central Punjab in the recently-concluded National T20 Cup.
Naseem, who has played six Tests so far, is yet to make his white-ball debut for Pakistan.
Former players are of the opinion that if Mohammad Amir is available and fit, then he should also be considered for the Test series against England.
Mohammad Amir’s sudden Test retirement hurt us, but we’ve moved on, says Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis welcomed Mohammad Amir back to the Pakistan squad and touched upon the anger he felt at Amir's Test retirement ahead of a tour of Australia in 2019.
Rauf, who made a surprise Pakistan debut in the T20 series against Bangladesh at home early this year, has consistently tested positive in his COVID-19 tests.
Mohammad Amir available to replace Harris Rauf in Pakistan's T20 squad for England series, says report
As per the report, Amir was tested on Monday and his second test will be conducted in two days' time.
Pakistan's Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail withdraw from scheduled England tour in August citing personal reasons
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir and middle-order batsman Haris Sohail on Thursday pulled out of the upcoming England tour due to personal reasons.
Wahab who turns 35 this month, said he had not been selected in Pakistan's Test team since October, 2018 and that was the trigger behind his decision to quit the format last year.
Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali quit WhatsApp group created by coach Misbah-ul-Haq after being denied central contracts, reveals source
The WhatsApp group was created by head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq to advise players on fitness issues and training.
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq feels it was 'right move' to axe senior pacers from PCB's central contracts list
Pakistan's head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has defended the axing of senior pacers Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali from the new central contracts list.
Pakistan Cricket Board demote Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz lose central contracts
Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was demoted to category B and lost his ODI captaincy to Babar Azam.
Senior players including former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir will either be dropped or demoted in the new central contracts to be given by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Former Pakistan seamer Mohammad Asif feels PCB gave everyone involved in spot-fixing scandal second chance except him
Mohammad Asif said, '"I proved myself not just once but repeatedly. I got the same batsmen out more than once, and it's not like I bowled one fluke great delivery and never did it again.'
Leaving Mohammad Amir out of T20 World Cup squad could cost Pakistan the title, says former coach Mickey Arthur
Former Pakistan head coach, Mickey Arthur says leaving out pacer Muhammad Aamir from T20 World Cup squad would be detrimental to team's title chances.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen rates Pakistan's Mohammad Asif as most difficult bowler to face
Asif along with teammates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were handed lengthy suspensions by the International Cricket Council over their involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal in England
Ramiz hit out at the Pakistan Cricket Board for reintegrating players such as Mohammad Amir, who has served prison time and a long ban from the game for involvement in spot-fixing
PCB needs to formulate policy to stop players from abruptly quitting Test cricket, says Waqar Younis
Experienced quicks Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz quit test cricket last year to focus on the short formats and Pakistan’s bowling frailties were subsequently exposed in Australia where they lost both the test and Twenty20 series.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez recalled to hosts' 15-member squad for T20I series
The national selection committee, headed by head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq, dropped experienced pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Aamir from the Bangladesh series.
Pakistan Cricket Board's fitness test will cover five major areas, namely fat analysis, strength, endurance, speed endurance and cross-fit, and will carry equal weightage.
Australia vs Pakistan: 16-year-old Naseem Shah skilled beyond years as he carries famed legacy of Pakistani fast bowlers
Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s newly-appointed bowling coach, mentioned Naseem’s name in glowing terms, as did Head Coach-Chief Selector Misbah-ul-Haq stating that Naseem is a bowler with skills