Pakistan to play 1st test match with Australia from Friday after 24 years.
The last time Australia visited Pakistan was back in 1998, and already Pakistan camp had injuries, where Hassan Ali and Faheem Ashraf will not be in the 1st Test match but further to this Haris Rauf was in consideration for the historic test but he is found to be Covid positive. In considering the preparations for the test match, Wasim Jr and Haris Rauf will be battling it out for the XI but it depends on the re-test of Haris Rauf if that is not positive.
Haris Rauf is yet to play the test match for Pakistan and already has made a great impact in the T20I and hoping he can do the same in the test matches. All players who are selected for the test matches have already joined the camp and the remaining players, Shaheen Afridi, Abdullah Shafique, and Mohammed Rizwan also joined along with Haris Rauf now the team will be re-tested with results expected by Tuesday.
The other options available for the selection for the test match are Mohammed Abbas and Naseem Shah and already Pakistan called up Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Wasim Jr who are replacing Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf.